2016-2017 UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES CATALOG
Effective 1 June 2016 through 31 May 2017
Please see the Undergraduate Catalog Archives for PDF versions of past catalogs.
All costs are subject to change. Beginning with the Summer 2016 term, the general fees of Webster University for 2016-2017 are as follows:
The tuition rates listed are subject to change.
|Full-time undergraduate tuition (per academic year)
|Conservatory full-time undergraduate tuition
(per academic year)
|Cost for students who enroll in more than 18 hours in one semester
(This applies only to the additional credit hours above 18)
|Part-time undergraduate tuition
(Gateway Campus, Westport, Winghaven and St. Louis home campus only)
|Part-time undergraduate tuition
(Metropolitan campuses, excluding California)
|Part-time undergraduate tuition
(California metropolitan campuses only)
|English as a Second Language (ESL) classes||$550/credit hour|
|Online courses||$685/credit hour|
Active Duty Military, Reserve, and National Guard
|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)^†||$460/credit hour|
|Civilian students on military campuses (California)^†||$485/credit hour|
|*excluding Flat Fee
^ Federal employees, Government contractors on the installation and dependents of Active Duty Military, National Guard and Reserve who enroll in on-base, in-classroom courses. are eligible for Webster University's USA Scholarship.
† Qualified First Responders are eligible for Webster University's First Responder Scholarship.
The service charges for all internal credit by examination will be computed per examination according to the following schedule:
|1-11 credit hours||$280 per credit hour|
|12-16 credit hours||$3,315 total|
|17-32 credit hours||$3,635 total|
|33-48 credit hours||$3,800 total|
|49-64 credit hours||$3,975 total|
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.
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 2016-2017 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 2016-SPRING 2017 RATES
Room Rates: Residence Halls and Webster Village Apartments 2016-2017
|Building||Room Type||Cost per semester per person|
|Webster Village Apartments||2 Bedroom||$4,435|
|Webster Village Apartments||4 Bedroom||$3,730|
|Webster Village Apartments||Efficiency-Double Occupancy||$3,730|
Meal Plan Rates 2016-2017
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||All Points||$2,370|
|Plan B||19 meals per week & 100 points||$2,570|
|Plan C||180 meals & 200 points||$2,500|
|Plan D||115 meals & 350 points||$2,440|
A - All Points
($2,370 per semester) - $1720 in points to be used throughout the semester. Points left over from the fall semester will not roll over to the spring semester. Points left over at end of the year will not be refunded. Not available to first semester freshmen.
B - 19 Meal Plan:
($2,570 per semester) - 19 meals per week with $100 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:
($2,500 per semester) - 180 meals per semester with $200 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 - 115 Meal Block:
($2,440 per semester) - 115 meals per semester with $350 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.
Each resident is charged a $60 residential activity fee each semester which supports educational, cultural, and social programming efforts.
|Matriculation fee (St. Louis campus, full-time students)
one-time; covers various orientation activities and materials; non-refundable
|Deferred payment fee
|Student Activity Fee (St. Louis campus, full-time flat fee students only)
per semester; funds campus-wide programs and activities; non-refundable
|Resident student activity fee
per semester; funds residential programs and activities; non-refundable
|Applied music fee (15 60-min. private lessons)
per semester; this fee is in addition to tuition charge
|Applied music fee (15 30-min. private lessons)
per semester; this fee is in addition to tuition charge
|Study Abroad fee
|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.|
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.
Undergraduate tuition refunds depend 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. Refunds shall be made within 30 days of the date that the institution has determined that a refund is due to a student.
Tuition refunds for withdrawals are made automatically, based on the date of withdrawal, as authorized by the University official who signs the withdrawal form, according to the following schedule.
|Date||16 weeks||9 weeks||8 weeks||5 weeks||3 weeks|
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.
Late Refund Request
In cases where the student does not qualify for a refund of tuition, he/she 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 refund 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 refund that are granted will be considered as one-time exception. Students are limited to only one tuition refund during their career as an undergraduate.
Graduate students should contact the Academic Advising Center for information on processing Graduate tuition refunds.
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.