Apr 05, 2020  
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fees and Expenses



Coastal Carolina University reserves the right to change fees when deemed necessary, based upon approval by the Coastal Carolina University Board of Trustees and approved by State policies. All charges are due and payable on the date that they are incurred, or the due date indicated on the ticket, invoice, or statement. Checks for the exact amount of the total charges must be made payable to Coastal Carolina University.

Any student who fails to pay all required registration fees on or before the cancellation date will be dropped from the class rolls of each course in which they are enrolled.

A student who fails to relieve any other indebtedness to the University or to any of its auxiliary agencies on the date such obligations become due and payable may not be permitted to attend classes, take final examinations, or be issued a transcript, diploma, degree, grade reports, or any other official statement. A student who fails to relieve any indebtedness by the last day of classes in the semester he/she is to graduate (as outlined in the University Academic Calendar) will not be permitted to participate in the commencement ceremony.

Failure of a student to properly register and appear on class rolls and failure to pay tuition disqualifies the student from receiving credit for any coursework, even if the student attends class and takes exams and earns a grade with the permission of the instructor.

By registering for classes at Coastal Carolina University, a student accepts full financial responsibility for payment of tuition, fees and related expenses. If the student fails to make timely payment, his/her account may be referred to a collection agency, and he/she will be responsible for reimbursing the University for the collection agency’s fees and all costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees, incurred in such collection efforts. A student is bound by these policies for the duration of his/her enrollment at Coastal Carolina University and until all final charges are paid in full.

Office of Student Accounts

The Office of Student Accounts at the University is responsible for billing and consolidating billed charges to student’s individual accounts and collecting those outstanding balances from self-pay, financial aid or other sources. Billed charges include tuition, room and board (meal plans), lab and technology fees, and certain miscellaneous charges including book charges, medical service charges, penalties and fines. Payments to accounts are accepted from personal resources (cash, checks, money orders, credit cards) and, when applicable, are coordinated from sources established through processes of the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.

The Office of Student Accounts is responsible for settling student financial aid credits when financial aid receipts exceed semester charges, and issuing student tuition and housing refunds as the University policy prescribes.

To minimize disruptions to class schedules, access to grades and diplomas, it is important that each student keeps up with his/her student account balances and associated timelines for payment. A Student Accounts Calendar for the academic year is provided to inform or remind students of the dates that bills are available and the due dates for bill payments. Refunds based on class schedule adjustments, Add/Drop or withdrawals, are applied based on University Policies and Guidelines.

Residence Status

The South Carolina Commission on Higher Education establishes the regulations for determining in-state status. For a list of these regulations, visit the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education website. A copy of Residency information and the Application for Classification as a South Carolina Resident for Tuition and Fee Purposes may be found at https://www.coastal.edu/admissions/resforms.html. More information is also available on the South Carolina Residency website.

Application Fee

Every new applicant will be charged a non-refundable fee of $45. All applications must be accompanied by the application fee.

Enrollment Notification

Upon acceptance to Coastal Carolina University, all degree seeking graduate students are notified and are required to notify the degree Program Coordinator/Director of their decision to accept or not accept admission into the specified graduate degree program.

Tuition and Fees

See Office of Student Accounts for most current fee information.

Tuition and technology fees per semester according to academic level and the number of hours for which a student is registered may be found at the website for the Office of Student Accounts. Click the amount for a breakdown of where tuition and technology fees are spent at the University. Lab and other fees are not included in this listing.

Information on the following fees is also available:

Lab fees on select courses may be found on the Office of the Registrar’s website.

Coastal Carolina University reserves the right to change fees when deemed necessary based upon approval by the Coastal Carolina University Board of Trustees and approved State policies.

Senior Citizens

An applicant who is 60 years of age or older and a resident of South Carolina may enroll in courses tuition free providing there is available space in the course.  Students participating in the “Senior Citizen free tuition provision” are not eligible to register for courses until the day prior to the first day of class. Senior citizens may apply as degree seeking or non-degree seeking graduate students.

Course Auditing

Students auditing a course may take any course with departmental approval and pay full fees for such a course.

Failure of a student to properly register and appear on class rosters and failure to pay tuition disqualifies the student from receiving credit for any course work, even if the student attends class and takes exams and earns a grade with the permission of the instructor.

Tuition/Fee Credit/Adjustments

For the most recent information and schedules, please see the website of the Office of Student Accounts. Coastal Carolina University credits all or a portion of tuition charges for adjustments to a student’s class schedule made after the start of classes depending on certain criteria. Coastal Carolina University credits all or a portion of tuition charges for students who voluntarily withdraw in conformance with the University Withdrawal policies and procedures (see the Office of the Registrar website). The schedules for these credits are listed on the Student Accounts refund webpage.

Housing and Meal Plan cancellation policies are outlined on the Office of Student Accounts website under Refunds/Cancellation Fees.

Insurance Fees

Student health and accident insurance are optionally available to all registered students. Please consult the Student Health Services website for information.

All international students attending Coastal Carolina University, both F1 and J1 visa holders, must carry health insurance, including medical evacuation and repatriation coverage. Medical insurance should be purchased before arriving to the United States, or must be purchased by the first day of the semester. Health insurance must always be kept valid and current. Proof of insurance, including the policy’s coverage details and confirmation of purchase, must be submitted to the Center for Global Engagement upon arriving to the U.S., as well as each and every time a new insurance policy is purchased or renewed. Please consult the Center for Global Engagement.

Transcript Fees

Coastal Carolina University will issue up to six (6) official transcripts per student per calendar year at no charge. A non-refundable fee of $5.00 per copy must accompany subsequent requests that are made within the same calendar year. Please make your Check or Money Order payable to Coastal Carolina University at the Office of Student Accounts located on the first floor of Baxley Hall. Enhanced service (electronic ordering and delivery; express delivery of paper) of official transcripts may be ordered for additional charges - please see the Office of the Registrar’s website for details.

Returned Checks (Paper and Electronic)

A $30 returned check fee will be charged for all returned checks. Returned checks and subsequent fees must be satisfied with cash, a bank cashier’s check or a money order. Students with three (3) returned checks will be placed on check restrictions and will no longer be allowed to present checks for payment of University fees.

Library Fines

A fee will be charged for all late, lost or damaged library materials. Please click here for more information on Lost/Damaged Library Materials, Overdue Fines, and Fine Policies.