Graduate Catalog 2010-12

Expenses

 

Full-Time Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees are subject to change at any time without notice by action of the Connecticut State University Board of Trustees.

The per semester costs for 2010-2011 tuition and fees charged to full-time graduate students (nine or more credits of courses) are as follows.

 


Connecticut ResidentNon-Resident
Tuition$2,506.00$6,981.00
State University Fee$471.00$1,155.00
General Fee$1,378.00$1,378.00
Student Activity Fee$37.00$37.00
TOTAL Tuition and required fees$4,392.00$9,551.00

 

Sickness Insurance. A sickness insurance fee of $497 per term in the 2010-2011 academic year is required of all students who do not submit an on-line waiver form through CentralPipeline.


Part-Time Course and Registration Fees

The 2010-2011 fees charged to part-time graduate students are as follows. These fees are subject to change without notice. Students are charged according to their level (graduate or undergraduate) and not the level of the course. Fall and spring term fees are broken down by Tuition and Program Fee components. Summer and Winter Sessions are charged as Course Fees. A $62 registration fee is assessed for each registered term except for Data Mining classes.

Fall & Spring Terms:

Graduate StudentsConnecticut ResidentNon-Resident
(Courses numbered 099-699)

Tuition$278.00/credit$284.00/credit
Program Fee$192.00/credit$198.00/credit
Total per credit tuition & fees$470.00/credit$482.00/credit
+ Registration Fee$62.00/term$62.00/term

 

Doctoral StudentsConnecticut ResidentNon-Resident
(Courses numbered 099-799)

Tuition$430.00/credit$438.00/credit
Program Fee$213.00/credit$219.00/credit
Total per credit tuition & fees$643.00/credit$657.00/credit
+ Registration Fee$62.00/term$62.00/term

Data Mining CoursesConnecticut ResidentNon-Resident
Tuition$278.00/credit$278.00/credit
Program Fee$216.00/credit$216.00/credit
Total per credit tuition & fees$494.00/credit$494.00/credit


Summer & Winter Terms:

Graduate StudentsConnecticut ResidentNon-Resident
(Courses numbered 099-699)

Total per credit course fees$470.00/credit$482.00/credit
+ Registration Fee$62.00/term$62.00/term


Doctoral StudentsConnecticut ResidentNon-Resident
(Courses numbered 099-799)

Total per credit course fees$643.00/credit$657.00/credit
+ Registration Fee$62.00/term$62.00/term

 

Data Mining CoursesConnecticut ResidentNon-Resident
Total per credit course fees$494.00/credit$494.00/credit

 

Other Fees

Depending on student status and/or course selections, other fees will be charged to students as follows:

Applied Music Fee (1/2 hour) $200.00

Applied Music Fee (1 hour) $400.00

Audit Fees (same as for credit-bearing courses)

Coop Fee $200.00

Design Lab Fee $65.00

Excess Credit Fee (over 18) (per credit) $470.00

Online Course Fee $50.00

Re-Registration Fee $100.00

 

On-Campus Room and Meals. Very limited on-campus graduate student housing is available for international graduate students. Meal plans are required for all students living on campus. Off campus students may receive a 20% discount on all food purchases in the cafeteria, the Student Center Devil’s Den and Jazzman’s café when using funds deposited to a BlueChip Card.

Room Deposit (applied to room rates) $250.00

Residence Hall Room Per Semester

Standard $2786.00

James Hall $3336.00

 

Meal Plan (required of on-campus residence hall students):

All Access (all meals served/unlimited) $2002.00

All Access+$100 Blue Chip $2102.00

All Access+$200 Blue Chip $2202.00

All Access+$250 Blue Chip $2252.00

 

Payment of Fees

All graduate students accepted for full-time study must pay a non-refundable $200 Graduate Confirmation Deposit which secures a place at the University. This fee is later applied towards the full-time tuition/fees.

Tuition and fees are due by July 15 for fall semester and December 15 for spring semester. Fees assessed for incoming and continuing students registering after these dates will be due upon registration. Fees for summer and winter sessions are also due upon registration. Payment plans are available, please see the Bursar’s website for more information.

Central Connecticut State University settles all accounts in United States dollars, and does not assume any liability for losses that may result from foreign exchange rate differences under any circumstances. Central Connecticut State University’s liability in the event of an error to a student’s account is limited to the correction of the error in United States dollars.

Penalties. The University will assess a Late Charge of $50 if payment is received after the due date. A Service Charge of $20 will be assessed for checks returned as non-negotiable. Registration and transcripts may be withheld for any student who has an unpaid financial obligation.

 

TUITION AND FEE REFUND POLICY

In accordance with the Higher Education Amendments of 1998 (Public Law 105-244), the Federal government mandates that students receiving Title IV assistance who withdraw from all classes may only keep the financial aid they have "earned" up to the time of withdrawal. Title IV funds that were disbursed in excess of the earned amount must be returned by the university and/or the student to the Federal government. This could result in the student owing funds to the university, the government, or both. The amount of unearned aid to be returned is based on the percentage of enrollment period completed.

The refund policy below excludes the effect of the return of Title IV funds. Students receiving Federal aid should consult with their university Bursar or Financial Aid office prior to withdrawal in order to determine the financial impact that the return of Title IV funds will have upon the student.

FEE

TIME DUE

REFUND POLICY

Application Fee

 

Upon Submission of Application

 

• Non-refundable

 

Confirmation Deposit (UG/G)
$200 (applied to Tuition/Fees)

 

May 1 or within 15 days
of invoicing thereafter

 

• Non-refundable

 

Re-registration Fee

 

Upon re-registration

 

• Non-refundable

 

Full-time Tuition and Fees

 

Fall Semester
not later than August 1

 

Spring Semester
not later than January 2

 

• Upon withdrawal from the University up to the first day of university-wide classes as defined by the published university calendar, 100% of the amount paid will be refunded;

• 90% of the balance will be refunded during the first week of university-wide classes,

• 60% of the balance will be refunded during the second week of university-wide classes,

• 40% of the balance during the third and the fourth weeks of university-wide classes,

• No refund after the fourth week of university-wide classes.

 

Housing Deposit $250

 

Fall Semester
not later than April 1

 

Spring Semester
not later than November 1

 

• Non-refundable

 

Housing Fee (applies to students who withdraw from university)

 

Fall Semester
not later than August 1

 

Spring Semester
not later than January 2

 

• Upon withdrawal from the University up to and including the first day of university-wide classes as defined by the published university calendar, 100% of the balance paid less the housing deposit will be refunded,

• 60% of the balance will be refunded during the first two weeks of university-wide classes,

• 40% of the balance during the third and fourth weeks of university-wide classes,

• no refund after the fourth week of university-wide classes.

 

(applies to students who remain enrolled but withdraw from university housing)

 

 

• Upon withdrawal from a residence hall up to and including the first day of university-wide classes as defined by the published university calendar, 100% of the balance paid less the housing deposit and the housing cancellation fee, if applicable, will be refunded.

• No refunds will be made after the beginning of university-wide classes.

 

Housing Cancellation Fee (applies to students who remain enrolled but withdraw from University housing)

 

Fall Semester and Spring Semester

 

•Upon withdrawal from a residence hall 15 to 28 days prior to and including the first day of university-wide classes as defined by the published university calendar, a 10% housing cancellation fee based upon the housing fee after deducting the housing deposit will be assessed.

•Upon withdrawal from a residence hall 1 to 14 days prior to and including the first day of university-wide classes, a 20% housing cancellation fee based upon the housing fee after deducting the housing deposit will be assessed.

 

Food Service Fee

 

Fall Semester
not later than August 1

 

Spring Semester
not later than January 2

 

•Meal portion of fee refundable, on a prorated basis, upon withdrawal from the University; or upon withdrawal from University housing at the request of the student and contingent upon the concurrence of the University. The discretionary cash component of the food service fee, if any, will be refunded according to procedures established at each University.

 

Part-time and Summer/Winter
Sessions
–Registration Fee  

 

Fall, Spring, Summer and
Winter Sessions

 

•Non-refundable

 

Part-time Tuition and General
University Fee and Summer/Winter
Course Fees

 

Fall and Spring Semesters–
Courses greater than eight weeks in length

 

•100% of the amount paid will be refunded during the first week of university-wide classes,

•60% of the balance will be refunded during the second week of university-wide classes,

•40% of the balance will be refunded during the third and the fourth weeks of university-wide classes,

•No refund after the fourth week of university-wide classes.

 

 

Summer/Winter Sessions–Courses
greater than eight weeks in length

 

•100% refund during the first week of classes,

•60% refund during the second week of classes,

•40% refund during the third and fourth week of classes,

• No refund thereafter.

 

 

Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter
Sessions–Courses three to eight weeks in length

 

•100% refund prior to the second class meeting,

•60% refund prior to the third class meeting,

•40% refund prior to the fourth class meeting,

•No refund after the beginning of the fourth class meeting.

 

 

Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter
Sessions–Courses less than three weeks in length

 

•100% refund prior to the second class meeting,

• 60% refund prior to the third class meeting,

• No refund after the beginning of the third class meeting.

 

Ed.D. Professional Seminar

 

Summer–four full days, not meeting consecutively

 

• 75% refund within 24 hours of first class meeting

• No refund thereafter

 

E-Learning On-Line Fee

 

Upon Registration

 

• Non-refundable

 

E-Learning Course Fees

Included within Full-time and Part-time Refund Schedules Above

 

 

Federal regulations require that all refunds be restored to Federal programs in the following priority sequence:

1. Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans

2. Subsidized Federal Stafford Loans

3. Unsubsidized Federal Direct Stafford Loans

4. Subsidized Federal Direct Stafford Loans

5. Federal Perkins Loans

6. Federal PLUS Loans received on behalf of the student

7. Federal Direct PLUS received on behalf of the student

8. Federal Pell Grants

9. Federal SEOG Program Aid

10. Other grant or loan assistance authorized by title IV of the HEA


After obligations to the above are satisfied, funds will then be returned to

11. Other State, Private, or Institutional Assistance

12. Student


Refunds of Tuition and Fees under Unusual Circumstances.

Under circumstances beyond the control of the student or in cases where attendance has been denied by the University, the University President may authorize the refunding of tuition and fees otherwise designated as non-refundable.

*All refunds will be made automatically upon formal withdrawal from a University.

For Refund Policy prior to academic year 2010-2011, please select Full-time or Part-time.

 

Tuition and Fee Waivers

The University will waive the tuition and certain other fees on a space-available basis for persons age 62 or older who have been formally admitted to a graduate program and register.

Veterans. Veterans and certain others may qualify for veterans assistance programs, including waivers. Eligible students should consult the Office of Veterans Affairs (Willard Hall 133). Anyone seeking to receive veterans benefits must be formally admitted to a graduate program and enrolled in courses required within the planned program of graduate study.

 

Central Payment Plan (CPP)

The Central Payment Plan is an alternative to the standard semester one payment of tuition, fees, room and meals. This plan is available to all registered students. The CPP is an installment payment plan that allows CCSU charges to be paid in up to five installments per semester.

There is a $35 enrollment fee for this service but no interest charge. Students desiring to be enrolled in the CPP may complete the Enrollment Form available in the Bursar’s Office or on the Bursar’s website at www.bursar.ccsu.edu.

All questions concerning the CPP should be directed to the CCSU Bursar’s Office, located in Memorial Hall 104, at billing-bursar@ccsu.edu or 860-832-2010. Office hours are Monday–Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

 

Campus Debit Card (Blue Chip) Accounts

Each student at the University has the opportunity to establish a campus debit card account, called a “Blue Chip” account. This account is associated with the student’s campus identification card (CCSU Blue Chip Card). Photo identification cards are mandatory for all full- and part-time students, faculty, and staff. The CCSU Card Office manages the photo ID system and Blue Chip accounts and is located in the Student Center, Room 106 (inside the Bookstore).

The Blue Chip Card also is used as a campus debit card. A student may use funds on deposit to make purchases with the Blue Chip Card at Memorial Hall cafeterias, Student Center dining areas, campus Barnes and Noble Bookstore, all campus vending machines, public-access copiers, MicroLab printers, and residence hall laundry machines, as well as at many off-campus vendor and food locations. Students may deposit money to their Blue Chip accounts over the Internet with credit cards or in person at the Card Office or at any one of five Card Value Centers located throughout the campus (Burritt Library, Marcus White MicroLab, Student Center, Sheridan Residence dorm, and Campus Police Station, which is open 24 hours a day). The Card Office and Bursar’s Office accept cash and checks.

The University has an agreement with Achieve Financial (formerly CenConn) Credit Union to provide bank accounts that allow the Blue Chip Card to be utilized as an ATM card. Students opening an account with Achieve Financial have regular banking privileges at the credit union. Once their credit union accounts are activated, students may use the Blue Chip Card as an ATM card in on- or off-campus ATM machines. Students receiving financial aid may choose to have excess financial aid electronically deposited to their bank accounts. In addition, students working on campus may have their paychecks electronically deposited to their bank accounts. The Achieve Financial Credit Union office is located on campus in the Student Center, Room 106 (860-832-0139).

Questions concerning Blue Chip Cards and accounts, or the credit union’s banking program, may be directed to the Card Office. Card Office hours during the fall and spring semesters are Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The phone number is 860-832-2140; or visit the website at www.cardoffice.ccsu.edu.

Lost or stolen cards should be reported to the Card Office, or to the Police Department (860-832-2375) after Card Office hours. A temporary ID will be issued and the Blue Chip account will be placed on hold until a new Blue Chip Card is issued.

 

Financial Aid Book Advances

Some students receiving financial aid may have difficulty purchasing books at the start of the semester since financial aid funds are normally distributed after the first three weeks of classes. Students receiving financial aid, where the amount of the financial aid exceeds all CCSU charges, are eligible to receive a book advance against this excess aid amount beginning 10 days prior to the first day of classes. Book Advance Request forms are available at the Bursar’s Office. Such advances are deposited into the student’s Blue Chip debit account, and the student’s Blue Chip Card may be used to make book purchases on campus at CCSU Barnes & Noble Bookstore. The only distribution method for book advances is an electronic deposit to the Blue Chip account. No cash or checks are distributed as advances. Questions concerning book advances should be directed to the Bursar’s Office at
billing-bursar@ccsu.edu or Room 104, Memorial Hall, phone 860-832-2010.

 

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