Fees/Charges 2014 – 2015

Tuition

  • Full time Fall and Spring tuition is $20,130 per semester.
  • Part time Fall and Spring tuition is $1,678 per credit.
  • Tuition for 2014 Summer work is $200 per credit.

Basic Fees and Charges

Fee/Charge Per Semester Per Year
Tuition $20,130 $40,260
Residence Hall – Double - other rooms available $2,715 $5,430
Meals – Daily Plan - other plans available $2,445 $4,890
Health Center Fee $125 $250
Student Activities Fee $75 $150
Student Health Insurance (May be waived with proof of current health insurance coverage. the online waiver must be completed by the first week in September)Per Yr (Aug – Aug)
*Subject to change
$1,469 $1,469
Total $26,959 $52,449

Other Possible Fees

Fee Notes
Administrative Fee Off-campus Programs $300 Per Year
Book Store $400 – $800 Varies per courses taken
Cable Adapter Replacement Fee  $100 Cable Adapter not Returned
Campus Center Fees Movie Rental Late Fees; Lost Movies
Cooperative Program Fee $25 – 1 yr
$50 – 2 yrs
Course Auditing Fee 1/2 of course fee No charge for full time student
Dorm Damage Fee Varies
Finance Charge 1.25% Monthly
Insufficient Funds $30 Each Occurrence
Library Fine Late Fees; Lost Books, etc.
Music Lessons Fee $300 or $600 Charged per credit
Parking Fines Varies
Parking Permit Fee $150 Per Year
Lost Key Fee $125 Each Occurrence
Lost Card Fee $25 Each Occurrence

Administrative Fee for Off Campus Programs

An administrative fee is charged to each student who elects to study on an approved off-campus program. This fee is $300 per semester.

Book Store Charges

Students may use their Gator Cash account to purchase at the bookstore.  Gator Cash account charges function on a pre-paid decreasing balance method and are not charged to a student’s billing account.  The Bookstore accepts: cash, checks, credit cards, and Gator Cash.

Cable Adapter Replacement Fee

Students can request a digital cable adapter for cable TV access in their room.  The adapter must be return before the student moves out.  If the adapter is not returned, a $100 fee will be applied to the student’s bill.

Campus Center Fees/Fines

The Campus Center’s Game Room houses a collection of approximately 700 DVD movie titles. Movies are free to sign out for a period of 48 hours with the student’s AllCard. After 48 hours, a fine of $2 per movie per day is assessed. Students who are late returning movies are sent late-return reminders. If movies are not returned after 9 days, a $33 per movie replacement cost (inclusive of late fines) is assessed. Students may pay their fines in the Office of Student Involvement, located on the third floor of the Campus Center, throughout the semester. Fines unpaid by the end of the semester are submitted to Financial Services where they are applied to the student billing account. If you have a question regarding a Campus Center Fine/Fee, contact the Office of Student Involvement at (814) 332-2754

Cooperative Program Fee

A processing fee of $50 for a two-year program and $25 for a one-year program is charged upon application to each student who applies for enrollment in a Cooperative Program (a 3-2 or 3-1 program). This fee helps to offset the costs of special record maintenance, correspondence, and transfer credit. All accounts must be in good standing before approval for the application will be given.

Course Auditing Fee

Full-time students may audit additional courses with the permission of the instructor. Other individuals must: (1) obtain the permission of the instructor and of the Office of Admissions, (2) list their intention to audit the course with the Financial Services Office, and (3) pay a fee equal to one-half of the semester course fee. Non-degree seeking students auditing courses are responsible for any special laboratory or damage fee, but will not be charged Required Fees.

Dorm Damage Fee

When a student moves out of a residence hall, apartment or College-owned house, his or her room is inspected for damage. An administrator on the Residence Life staff inspects the living space and completes a Room Condition Report, which details any damage. If damage is assessed, the student receives a copy of the Room Condition Report and the charge is added to the student’s account. If you have a question regarding a Dorm Damage Fee, contact the Residence Life Office at (814) 332-3865.

Finance Charge

All student financial obligations older than 30 days will be assessed a late fee of 1.25% per month or the highest rate permitted by applicable law on the unpaid balance.  Should you anticipate difficulty in meeting a payment deadline, please contact Financial Services prior to the deadline to discuss possible alternatives. Financial Services can be reached at 1-800-376-7075.

Health Center Fee

The Health Center Fee is mandatory. It covers unlimited office visits to the Health Center (with no fee for service), a variety of free Over The Counter (OTC) medicines, borrowing of durable medical equipment (crutches, splints, etc.), and other services. If you have a question regarding a Health Center service, contact the Health Center at (814) 332-4355.

Health Insurance

To comply with the Affordable Care Act, we are offering a new student health care program through United Healthcare Insurance Company. You may waive this insurance and the fee if you are covered under another plan and provide proof of coverage. The deadline for completion is the first week in September. Log into your WebAdvisor account and select the Insurance Waiver link.

Please contact your current family insurance carrier to verify your coverage in Meadville, PA before completing the waiver.

Policy details can be found on the United Healthcare Insurance website (http://www.firststudent.com/schools/AlleghenyCollege.htm) and on the brochure.

The Health Center monitors students’ coverage and can answer related questions. The Health Center may be reached by calling (814) 332-4355.

* This is independent of the Health Center Fees and may be subject to an annual change.

 

Insufficient Funds Fine

When a check is return unpaid for any reason, the insufficient funds fine will be charged to the student’s account.

Library Fine

Overdue reminders, recall notices and hold notices are sent to students via email or directly to the student’s campus post office box. Students who have questions regarding these notices are encouraged to reply to the email address or to contact the library. The replacement cost of items is assessed when held longer than 50 days after the due date. If you have a question regarding a library fine, contact Pelletier Library at (814) 332-3768

Lost Card Fee

If a student ID card is lost or damaged, the student must report the issue to the Office of Safety and Security. The card is canceled and a new card is issued upon receipt of payment .

Lost Key Fee

If you lose your resident hall key, you should report this to the Office of Residence Life and/or the Security Office as soon as possible. For non-resident hall keys, please immediately notify the office that issued the key. If keys are lost, stolen, or not returned, you will be charged the lost key fee per key to cover the cost of lock changes. Failure to return College keys within 24 hours of moving out will result in an improper checkout charge equal to the lost key charge. Additionally, College keys should not be reproduced; this is subject to conduct action including a $500 fine.

Music Lessons Fee

Upon registering for individual music-instruction studio classes (voice, organ, piano, orchestral instruments, etc.), the music fee (based on a weekly half-hour or hour lesson) is assessed. If you have been billed for music lessons and are no longer planning to receive them, the lesson(s) must be dropped through the Registrar’s Office via an add/drop card.  If you believe a Music Lesson Fee is appearing on your account in error, first check your schedule on WebAdvisor to see if the lesson is still on your schedule. If it is, it will be necessary to obtain an Add/Drop card from the Registrar’s Office, 210 Bentley Hall. If the lesson no longer appears on your schedule, please contact Financial Services at 1-800-376-7075, or in Schultz Hall.

Parking Fines

Parking Fines are assessed by the Office of Safety and Security. Students have three days to appeal a parking ticket. After the third day, an email notice is sent to the student informing him or her of the amount of the fine and that the fine may be paid in the Office of Safety and Security. If a student’s email address is no longer working, an officer will hand-deliver the above notice directly to the student’s dorm room. After two weeks, the fine is assessed to the student’s billing account through Financial Services. If you have a question regarding a Parking Fine, contact the Office of Safety and Security at (814) 332-3357

Parking Permit Fee

Students can acquire a parking permit at the Office of Safety and Security located in the Newton Observatory. The Office is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Student Activities Fee

The Student Activities Fee is mandatory for all full-time students. The fee funds the Allegheny Student Government’s (ASG) annual budget.