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2009-2010 Undergraduate Bulletin
Hofstra University
   
 
  Oct 22, 2017
 
 
    
2009-2010 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Tuition and Fees


The Tuition and Fee Policy for undergraduate students is outlined below. Hofstra University reserves the right to alter the policy and schedule of charges without prior notice.

The privileges of the University are available to students only upon completion of registration and the payment of all tuition and fees. Students may not register for a new semester until all prior financial obligations have been satisfied and paid. The University shall withhold diplomas, certificates, transcripts and other University services until all financial obligations have been met.

All payments shall be applied first to past-due balances, and then to current charges. The University’s refund policy is summarized in the Withdrawal from the University section of this Bulletin.

For your convenience, the University offers a variety of payment options. Payments may be made electronically by check, debit card or credit card through the Hofstra Portal, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Cash, money order or check payments may be submitted in person at the Student Financial Services Suite, Room 206, 2nd floor Memorial Hall. Checks may be mailed to our Lockbox facility at W9845, Hofstra University, P.O. Box 7777, Philadelphia, PA 19175-9845.

Checks must be made payable to Hofstra University. When paying by check, you are authorizing check payments to be processed as Automated Clearing House (ACH) transactions, which immediately debit the account. The process will read the information from a paper check and convert it to an electronic payment or debit transaction. The result is that funds may be withdrawn from your account as soon as we receive your payment, and you will not receive your check back from your financial institution.

Effective July 1, 2009, tuition and fee payments made by credit card (MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are accepted) and debit card will be processed through PayPath, an online service easily accessible through your Hofstra Portal at My.Hofstra.edu. A non-refundable convenience fee will be assessed by PayPath on all credit card payments. Hofstra University does not receive any portion of this fee.

 

 

Listed herein are the charges for 2009-2010, which were in place at the time of this Bulletin’s publication. Current tuition and fee rates will be available on the University’s Web site, hofstra.edu, prior to the start of each term. Hofstra University reserves the right to alter this schedule and other fees without notice.

 

Undergraduate First Year Freshman/New Transfer Students

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2009-2010

 

Per Semester

Annual

Tuiton and Fees, Full-Time
(12-17 credits)
Tuition & University Fees (1) $14,990 $29,980
Student Activity Fee 75 150
 
 
Tuition and Fees, Part-Time
Tuition, per credit hour 890
University Fees
1-7 credit hours/semster 110
8-11 credit hours/semster 200
Health Fees
1-7 credit hours/semster 35
8-11 credit hours/semster 60
Student Activity Fee 10

New College for Interdisciplinary Studies First Year Freshman/New Transfer Students

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For additional information please refer to the current Semester Planning Guide, or contact the Dean’s Office at (516) 463-5820.

 

 

2009-2010

 

Per Semester

Annual

Tuition and Fees, Full-Time
(12-17 credits)
Tuition & University Fees (1) $15,500 $31,000
Student Activity Fee 75 150

University Studies First-Year Freshman/New Transfer Students

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For additional information please refer to the current Semester Planning Guide, or contact the Dean’s Office at (516) 463-5840. 

 

2009-2010

 

Per
Semester

Annual

Tuition and Fees, Full-Time
(12-17 credits)
Tuition & University Fees (1)

See Semester Planning Guide

$32,600
Student Activity Fee 75 150

 

(1) Included in University Fees for all full-time undergraduate students are the following:

 

2008-2009

 

Per Semester

Annual

University Fees:
University Fee, nonrefundable $345 $690
Technology Fee 105 210

Program for Academic Learning Skills (PALS) Students

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For additional information please refer to the current Semester Planning Guide, or contact the Office for Services for Students With Disabilities at (516) 463-7075.

In addition to the tuition and fees cited above, a separate PALS Program Fee shall be assessed:
 

2009-2010

Per Semester

Annual

$$4,975 $9,950

Resident Student Fees

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For further information and a schedule of current rates, please call the Office of Residential Programs at (516) 463-6929.

 

2009-2010

 

Per Semester

Annual

Residence Hall Fees, per person
Graduate Single $6,650 $13,300
Graduate Double 5,925 11,850
Super Single

5,800

11,600

Suite Single 5,325 10,650
Single 5,000 10,000
Suite Lounge 4,775 9,550
Suite Without Lounge

4,000

8,000

Suite-Triple

3,700

7,400

Tower Double

3,800

7,600

Tower Triple

3,315

6,630

Tower Quad

3,050

6,100

Board, mandatory for resident students for freshman year, per term:

 

 

Plan F (not available to freshmen)

$720

$1,440

Plan E (not available to freshmen)

1,325

2,650

Plan D (not available to freshmen)

1,445

2,890

Plan C

1,630

3,260

Plan B

1,760

3,520

Plan A

1,865

3,730

Commuter Plan 375 750
Resident Wellness Center Fee

53

106

Organization of Resident Student Activity Fee, per term

5

$10

Room Damage Deposit, paid yearly

 

300

 

Payment Policy

Tuition and fees are due and payable by August 1 for the fall semester and January 2 for the spring semester. Students will be billed in June for the fall semester and in November for the spring semester. Students are responsible for all charges regardless of billing, and may access their student account through the Hofstra Web site, hofstra.edu. Students are required to notify the Office of Academic Records of any change in billing address, and/or update their billing address through the University Web site. All payments must be made in accordance with prevailing University policy. Students should consult the University Web site for current policy.

Tuition and fees are due and payable in full at the time of registration for new students accepted and registered after the established payment dates.

Deferred Payment Plan

Students may defer up to 50% of total current term charges, less financial aid pending approval, to a maximum of $3,500 for undergraduate students. Any amounts deferred must be paid in full by October 15 for the fall, and March 15 for the spring. Students must complete a Deferred Payment Agreement, available through the Office of Student Accounts, or through the Hofstra Online Information System. The completed agreement, along with a nonrefundable fee of 2% of the amount deferred (a minimum fee of $50) and the balance due must be submitted to the Office of Student Accounts by the bill due date.

Monthly Payment Plan

To assist students wishing to distribute their annual payments over several months, Hofstra University works with a payment plan service, TuitionPay. To participate in the plan, call 1 (800) 635-0120 or visit
www.tuitionpay.com/hofstra. TuitionPay is an interest-free plan that splits lump-sum payments due at the beginning of each semester into smaller monthly installments. TuitionPay offers interest-free, manageable, monthly installments for each semester enrolled.

TuitionPay allows for automatic payments from your credit card account or automatic electronic withdrawals from your bank account, providing a convenient way to ensure your monthly tuition payments are consistently made on time.
 

Late Payment Fees

Tuition and fees are due and payable by August 1 for the fall semester and January 2 for the spring semester. For new students accepted and registered after the established payment dates, payments are due at registration. Failure to make payments on time will result in the assessment of late payment fees. Moreover, students with balances due will not be permitted to register, receive a transcript, receive a diploma or certificate, and other University services. Federal and state regulations, along with University policy, preclude the use of current financial aid for the payment of past due charges without prior written authorization.

Fall Semester

Payments after August 1

$50

Payments after September 15

additional $100

Payments after October 15

additional $100

Payments after term ends will be subject to interest at the rate of 1% per month of the outstanding balance due.

Spring Semester

Payments after January 5

$50

Payments after February 16

additional $100

Payments after March 16

additional $100

Payments after term ends will be subject to interest at the rate of 1% per month of the outstanding balance due.

Late Registration Fees

(See current Semester Planning Guide for specific registration dates.)

Continuing students are expected to register during the scheduled registration periods, which are outlined in the Semester Planning Guide and on the University’s Web site for each term. Students wishing to register after the appointed periods are subject to late registration fees.

Fall Semester:

 

Continuing undergraduate students who register after June 1

$100

Continuing undergraduate students who register after August 1

200

All students who register after the first week of classes

300

Spring Semester:

 

Continuing undergraduate students who register after January 2

$100

All students who register after the first week of classes

300

January and Summer Terms

 

All students who register after classes begin

$100

Other Fees and Charges

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Application Fee, non-refundable

 $70

Payable with application for admission to the University  
Application Fee-International Students, non-refundable

 75

Payable with application for admission to the University  
Tuition Deposit

 250

Payable upon acceptance to the University  
Maintaining Matriculation Fee, per semester

 140

Credit by Examination*

 

For 1 credit

 225

For 2 credits

 385

For 3 credits

 520

Each additional credit

 160

Prior Learning*  
Up to 3 credits per assessment in one department

 520

For each additional credit in the same assessment, in the same department

 160

Auditing Fee  

See the Auditing section of this bulletin

 
Senior Citizen’s Discount

50 percent tuition discount

Late Filing Fee for Application for Graduation
Fee for late filing of application for graduation in accordance with the schedule below:

Graduation Date Application Received After Fee
May October 1

$25

  March 1

50

August (no ceremony) March 1

25

  August 15

50

December May 1

25

  October 1

50

 

Program Change Fee

$25

After the first week of the fall/spring terms, and after the first three
days of the January/Summer Sessions. See the January/Summer
Sessions section of this Bulletin.
 
Private Instruction Fee

 

Music courses where course number ends with “P” 555
Music courses where course number ends with “C” or “D” 285
   

 

Diploma or Certificate Replacement

35

Once a student has graduated from Hofstra, a replacement diploma or
certificate with a name other than the name shown on the original diploma
or certificate will be ordered upon request if the student can provide
proper documentation that he/she was legally entitled to use the proposed
name change on or before the date of graduation.
Transcript Fee
Official Transcripts, no charge
Student Copy  

$5

Upon written application to the Office of Academic Records and the
payment of the above fee for each student copy ordered, the University
will furnish transcripts of each student’s scholastic record. (A student in
good standing may receive a transcript required by the armed forces without
charge.) No transcript may be issued for a student who is in arrears.
Official transcripts are not given to students or mailed to private addresses,
but are mailed directly to institutions or persons considering the applicant for
admission or for employment. note: during peak periods, particularly at the
end of each semester and each summer session, there may be a two-week
delay. Transcripts are processed in the order in which applications are received
at the Office of Academic Records.
Course Description Fee, copy per page  

2

Requests for course descriptions are processed through the Office of Academic
Records upon written request and payment of the appropriate fee amount.
Fee for Uncollected Check Returned by Bank   25

A personal check returned by the bank will be charged back to the student’s account and the student’s account will be assessed a $25 returned check fee. In addition, a hold will be placed on the student’s account prohibiting many of Hofstra University’s services.

In cases where a personal check has been returned, the student must remit payment in the form of cash, certified bank check, money order or credit card to satisfy the outstanding balance or the student will also be subject to account restrictions, including, but not limited to, cancellation of current term and future term classes for non-payment, restriction from payment by personal check, etc.

Hofstra University reserves the right to rescind the option to pay via personal check.

   

 

Withdrawal from the University

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University Refund Policy for Undergraduate and Graduate Students

The University shall refund student payments, other than Title IV aid, in accordance with the following schedule. Please note that all University fees are nonrefundable. Students must apply for all eligible refunds in writing. An application for refund is available in the Office of Student Accounts or on the University Web site.

Students wishing to withdraw from the University must meet with an adviser in the Office of Academic Advisement, 101 Memorial Hall. All official withdrawals must be certified by the Office of Academic Advisement prior to the processing of refunds.

 


Date of Withdrawal
Refund of Tuiton & Fees
(less non-refundable fees)
 
Prior to 1st day of classes

100%

1st week of classes

100%

2nd week of classes

75%

3rd week of classes

50%

4th week of classes

25%

Thereafter

0%

The refund policy associated with housing and meal plans is available from the Office of Residential Life.

Students are required to withdraw from classes in accordance with established policy. Students may not withdraw from classes or the University without official notification. Note: Non-attendance of classes does not constitute an official withdrawal, and does not relieve the student of his or her financial obligation, or entitle the student to a refund.

 

Title IV Refund Policy for Undergraduate and Graduate Students

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Students who withdraw from the University and have received, or were eligible to receive, funds from the Federal Pell Grant, Federal SEOG, Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent (SMART) Grant, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Family Education Loan Program (Unsubsidized, Subsidized and/or PLUS), are subject to federal regulations relating to the Return of Title IV aid, and to the University’s refund policy for all other payments. Note: The Federal regulations for return of Federal aid does not affect a student’s liability for tuition charges. This often results in students owing additional money to the University after a withdrawal.

Upon official withdrawal from the University, the University shall compute the amount of Title IV aid that has been earned by the student, and the amount that must be returned to the program(s). This federal formula considers the date of withdrawal, the form of aid, and the amount of aid credited to the student or previously refunded to the student.

Unearned financial aid dollars, which must be returned to the federal aid programs, may create a balance owed by the student to the University. Students remain responsible for all such financial obligations.

In addition to the amount of federal aid that the University must return, students receiving federal aid directly from Hofstra or otherwise toward other educational costs, including off-campus living expenses, may be required to repay a portion of those funds to the federal programs. Failure to return the aid to the federal aid programs may result in loss of eligibility for additional financial aid assistance.

Federal aid funds to be returned are distributed to the programs in the following order:

  • Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans
  • Subsidized Federal Stafford Loans
  • Federal Perkins Loans
  • Federal PLUS Loans
  • Federal Pell Grant
  • ACG
  • SMART
  • Federal SEOG
  • Other Title IV Programs

Sample worksheets are available in the Financial Aid Office.


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* Fees for Credit by Examination and Prior Learning are nonrefundable.