Tuition


2014-2015 UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES CATALOG
Effective 1 June 2014?31 May 2015

Please see the Undergraduate Catalog Archives for PDF version of past catalogs.

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All costs are subject to change. Beginning with the Summer 2014 term, the general fees of Webster University for 2014-2015 are as follows:

 

Undergraduate Tuition

The tuition rates listed are subject to change.

Full-time undergraduate tuition (per academic year)
(Except Conservatory)
$24,500
Conservatory full-time undergraduate tuition
(per academic year)
$28,400
Cost for students who enroll in more than 18 hours in one semester
(This applies only to the additional credit hours above 18)
$630/credit hour
Part-time undergraduate tuition
(Old Post Office, Westport, Winghaven and St. Louis home campus only)
$630/credit hour
Part-time undergraduate tuition
(Metropolitan campuses, excluding California)
$430/credit hour
Part-time undergraduate tuition
(California metropolitan campuses only)
$445/credit hour
English as a Second Language (ESL) classes $520/credit hour
Online courses $645/credit hour

 

Active Duty Military, Reserve, National Guard, & First Responders

Undergraduate Students enrolled in:
Metropolitan Locations* $250/credit hour
Military Locations* $250/credit hour
Online UG Military $250/credit hour
Civilian students on military campuses (excluding California)^ $430/credit hour
Civilian students on military campuses (California)^ $445/credit hour
*excluding Flat Fee
^Federal and contract employees of the installation and dependents of active duty military, reserve and guard also qualify for a reduced tuition rate in on-base in-class courses

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Credit by Exam

The service charges for all internal credit by examination will be computed per examination according to the following schedule:

1-11 credit hours $260 per credit hour
12-16 credit hours $3,130 total
17-32 credit hours $3,425 total
33-48 credit hours $3,585 total
49-64 credit hours $3,745 total

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University Housing

New Freshmen

All new freshmen flat-fee students (those taking 13-18 credit hours) enrolling in classes at the Webster Groves campus will be required to live on-campus for the duration of their first two years, unless they plan to commute from the home of their parents or legal guardian, providing that this home is within a commutable distance (approximately 35 miles). After the completion of the second year of studies at the Webster Groves campus, they may choose to move off-campus.

New International Students

All new undergraduate international students enrolling in classes at the Webster Groves campus will be required to live on campus for the duration of their first year. New freshmen have a two-year on campus living requirement. After the completion of the first year of studies at the Webster Groves campus, students other than new freshmen may choose to move off campus. An exception to the live-on requirement is granted for international graduate students.

World Traveler Students

All World Traveler participants, both undergraduate and graduate, enrolling in classes at the Webster Groves campus will be required to live on campus for the duration of their study abroad experience. If they choose to permanently transfer to the Webster Groves campus, they may choose to move off campus after the completion of their first year of studies at the Webster Groves campus.

Residence Halls

Student housing includes traditional suite-style residence halls and apartments. Housing options for first-time freshmen include West Hall and Maria Hall.

Transfer students, as well as returning sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students may apply for housing in the Webster Village Apartments or East Hall.

All housing and meal contracts are for the full academic year, or if the student assumes residence during the year, for the remainder of the academic year. A deposit of $175 must accompany the housing request for space.  This amount includes a $150 security deposit and a nonrefundable $25 application fee.

Residence hall charges are based on the 16-week undergraduate class schedule. The Office of Housing and Residential Life may approve additional weeks at a per-week rate. Residence halls open with new student orientation and close the Friday of Finals Week. The halls are closed during the semester break, and meals are not served on campus during that time. The housing charges do not cover vacation periods.

The 2014-2015 room and board rates are as follows:

All Residence Halls and Apartments come equipped with a free local phone line, Internet service, IPTV, and furniture.

Rates listed below are for the semester. These rates include all utilities, including electricity. Housing charges will be placed on your Webster University student account.

FALL 2014-SPRING 2015 RATES

Room Rates: Residence Halls and Webster Village Apartments 2014-2015

Building Room Type Cost per semester per person
East Hall Single $3,295
East Hall Double $2,925
East Hall Triple $2,150
Maria Hall Double $2,795
West Hall Double $2,795
Webster Village Apartments 2 Bedroom $4,100
Webster Village Apartments 4 Bedroom $3,445
Webster Village Apartments Efficiency-Double Occupancy $3,445

 Meal Plan Rates 2014-2015

All students living in the residence halls and all first-year students living on campus must purchase a meal plan for the entire year they reside on campus.

Meal Plan Type Includes Cost per semester
Plan A 7 meals per week & 220 points $2,025
Plan B 19 meals per week & 50 points $2,375
Plan C 180 meals & 75 points $2,195
Plan D 100 meals & 175 points $2,015

A - 7 Meal Plan:
($2,025 per semester) - 7 meals per week with $220 in points for the semester. Meals must be used each week or they are forfeited. Meal may only be used by the meal plan holder (no guest meals). Points left over from the fall semester will roll over and add to the points for the spring semester.

B - 19 Meal Plan:
($2,375 per semester) - 19 meals per week with $50 in points for the semester. Meals must be used each week or they are forfeited. Meal may only be used by the meal plan holder (no guest meals). Points left over from the fall semester will roll over and add to the points for the spring semester.

C - 180 Meal Block:
($2,195 per semester) - 180 meals per semester with $75 in points for the semester. Meals can be used anytime throughout the semester for the student holder of the meal plan or their guest(s). Unused meals at the end of the semester are forfeited. Points left over from the fall semester will roll over and add to the points for the spring semester.

D - 100 Meal Block:
($2,015 per semester) - 100 meals per semester with $175 in points for the semester. Meals can be used anytime throughout the semester for the student holder of the meal plan or their guest(s). Unused meals at the end of the semester are forfeited. Points left over from the fall semester will roll over and add to the points for the spring semester.


Activity Fee
Each resident is charged a $60 residential activity fee each semester which supports educational, cultural, and social programming efforts.

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Other Fees

Application Fee $35
Matriculation fee (St. Louis campus, full-time students)
one-time; covers various orientation activities and materials; non-refundable
$125
Deferred payment fee
per semester
$35
Student Activity Fee (St. Louis campus, full-time flat fee students only)
per semester; funds campus-wide programs and activities; non-refundable
$100
Graduation fee $75
Re-admission fee $35
Resident student activity fee
per semester; funds residential programs and activities; non-refundable
$60
Applied music fee (15 60-min. private lessons)
per semester; this fee is in addition to tuition charge
$525
Applied music fee (15 30-min. private lessons)
per semester; this fee is in addition to tuition charge
$265
Study Abroad fee
This fee varies depending on the type of study abroad program. It is in addition to tuition, course and lab, and program fee assessments and are non-refundable. Students should consult the Office of Study Abroad to determine the fees associated with their individual programs.
Varies
NOTE: Courses in various academic programs sometimes require expendable supplies or services, and in these cases the student may be billed a class fee for such costs.

 

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Payment

Tuition and fees are due and payable in full no later than two weeks prior to the first day of classes each semester. Per-credit-hour charges for off-campus programs are based on program designation rather than student classifications. Students who have completed bachelor's degrees and who are seeking teacher certification will pay per-credit-hour tuition rates.

Every attempt is made to help the student secure financing to meet personal needs. The payment options offered include:

  • Financial aid
  • Direct billing to a third party (i.e., employer)
  • Tuition assistance paid by a government agency, e.g. military
  • Deferred payment plan
  • Payment in full

Some options require the submission of appropriate documentation. The deferred payment plan and employer reimbursement options require a deferred payment fee to be paid at the time of registration. The University reserves the right to refuse deferred payment privileges to any student whose account is overdue or has been overdue in the past.

Students are encouraged to make electronic check payments online, but personal checks made payable to Webster University are also accepted. A $30 returned payment fee is charged if payment is returned. Webster also accepts MasterCard, Discover, VISA, and American Express payments online with a 2.75% convenience fee.

Students are financially responsible for all courses not officially dropped by the deadline. Webster University reserves the right to withhold transcripts and diplomas, and refuse enrollment for future terms, if any tuition or other fees or charges owed to the University are not paid when due. In the event an account is referred to an agency or attorney for collection, a 33-1/3% fee will be added to the account, and the student promises to pay, in addition to all amounts otherwise due to Webster University, the costs and expenses of such collection and/or representation, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys' fees and expenses (whether or not litigation is commenced), to the extent permitted by applicable law.

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Refunds/Tuition Waivers

Undergraduate tuition refunds are contingent on the drop or withdrawal date. It is the undergraduate student's responsibility to file the drop or withdrawal form(s) with the Registrar's Office by the deadline. Refunds are for tuition only, any fees in connection with these courses, e.g., lab fees, music fees, parking fees, matriculation fees are non refundable. Housing and meal charges are refundable on a pro rata basis. Tuition waivers for dropped courses are automatic; the charges are expunged from the student's account.

Tuition waiver for withdrawals is made automatically, based on the date of withdrawal, as authorized by the University official who signs the withdrawal from, according to the following schedule. In cases where the student does not qualify for a waiver of tuition they may petition for the one-time exception to the Refund Schedule due to special circumstances (e.g. medical emergency, military orders, or work related issues).

The student must file a tuition adjustment form with the Office of Student Affairs and attach a letter of explanation of special circumstances and appropriate supporting documentation must be included, e.g., a doctor's verification letter of medical treatment and diagnosis, military orders, or supervisor's letter on company letterhead, stating withdrawal from course(s) is work related. Any requests for tuition adjustment that are granted will be considered as one-time exception. Students are limited to only one tuition adjustment during their career as an undergraduate.

Graduate students should contact the Academic Advising Center for information on processing Graduate tuition refunds.

  Class Length
Date 16 weeks 9 weeks 8 weeks 5 weeks 3 weeks
Drop
Week 1 100% 100% 100% 100% 100%
Week 2 100% 100% 100% N/A N/A
Withdrawal
Week 2 N/A N/A N/A 25% 0%
Week 3 50% 50% 50% 0% 0%
Week 4 50% 25% 25% 0% N/A
Week 5 25% 0% 0% 0% N/A
Week 6 25% 0% 0% N/A N/A
Week 7 25% 0% 0% N/A N/A
Week 8 25% 0% 0% N/A N/A
Week 9 0% 0% N/A N/A N/A

Students in their first term of enrollment receiving Title IV student aid funds and all California students will receive a pro rata refund of all refundable charges if the withdrawal is made within 60% of the beginning of the enrollment period. The deposit and refund policies at our European and Asian campuses may differ from the above.

Flat-fee tuition refunds are made only if drops and/or withdrawals reduce the credit load below 13 credit hours. This policy does not apply to U.S. students studying at an international campus.

Refund of Fees

Housing and food plan charges are adjusted on a pro rata basis contingent upon submission of the meal card. Class fees and other matriculation fees are non-refundable.

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