Fall 2008 Fee & Payment Information

(ADM 211  • 773-995-2470)

The Office of Financial Affairs administers course fees and payment policies. Tuition and mandatory fees are subject to change.

Validation
What is validation?
Validation is any form of payment in the following manner:
• Cash
• Check / Money Order
• Charge
• Third Party Letter (outside Agency)
• Financial Aid Waiver

What does validation do for a student?

  • Validation locks students into their classes so that they will not be dropped unless the student or instructor does so.
  • Every student should do a formal withdrawal if the student is not going to attend the University.
  • If you have already validated with cash, check, charge, third party letter or a financial aid waiver, your class(es) will not be dropped. If you make a payment to your account for parking, library fines, meal plans, or any other items for the current term, your classes for that term will not be dropped.

Fall 2008 On-Campus Illinois Resident
Fall 2008 On-Campus Non-Illinois Resident
Fall 2008 Off Campus Tuition
Fall 2008 Distance Learning Tuition
Calculate Your Tuition
Fall 2008 Four Year Guaranteed Tuition Plan
Important Information
Fall 2008 Payment Policy
Fall 2008 Tuition Management Services (TMS) Monthly Payment Planner

Fall 2008 On-Campus Illinois Resident
  Tuition per Cr Hr # Cr Hr Fees TOTAL
Undergraduate
$179.00
1-11
$375.00 $554.00 - $2,344.00
 
$179.00
12-15+
$1,004.00 $3,152.00 - $3,689.00
Undergraduate ( Fall 2004 - newly enrolled freshmen & transfers)
 
$161.00
1-11
$375.00 $536.00 - $2,146.00
 

$161.00

12-15+
$1,004.00 $2,936.00 - $3,419.00
Undergraduate ( Fall 2005 - newly enrolled freshmen & transfers)
 
$174.00
1-11
$375.00 $549.00 - $2,289.00
 
$174.00
12-15+
$1,004.00 $3,092.00 - $3,614.00
Undergraduate ( Fall 2006 newly enrolled freshmen & transfers)
 

$189.00

1-11
$375.00 $564.00 - $2,454.00
 
$189.00
12-15+
$1,004.00 $3,272.00 - $3,839.00
Undergraduate ( Fall 2007 newly enrolled freshmen & transfers)
 
$206.00
1-11
$375.00 $581.00 - $2,641.00
 
$206.00
12-15+
$1,004.00 $3,476.00 - $4,094.00
Undergraduate ( Fall 2008 newly enrolled freshmen & transfers)
 
$229.00
1-11
$375.00 $604.00 - $2,894.00
 
$229.00
12-15+
$1,004.00 $3,752.00 - $4,439.00
Graduate
$187.00
1-11
$375.00 $562.00 - $2,432.00
 
$187.00
12-15+
$1,004.00 $3,248.00 - $3,809.00
Doctoral
$214.00
1-11
$375.00 $589.00 - $2,729.00
 
$214.00
12-15+
$1,004.00 $3,572.00 - $4,214.00
Pharmacy  
12-16+
$1,004.00 $9,754.00

Fall 2008 On-Campus Non-Illinois Resident

  Tuition per Cr Hr # Cr Hr Fees TOTAL
Undergraduate
$361.00
1-11
$375.00 $736.00 - $4,346.00
 
$361.00
12-15+
$1,004.00

$5,336.00 - $6,419.00

Undergraduate ( Fall 2004 newly enrolled freshmen & transfers)
 
$322.00
1-11
$375.00 $697.00 - $3,917.00
 
$322.00
12-15+
$1,004.00 $4,868.00 - $5,834.00
Undergraduate ( Fall 2005 newly enrolled freshmen & transfers)
 
$347.00
1-11
$375.00 $722.00 - $4,192.00
 
$347.00
12-15+
$1,004.00 $5,168.00 - $6,209.00
Undergraduate ( Fall 2006 newly enrolled freshmen & transfers)
 
$376.00
1-11
$375.00 $751.00 - $4,511.00
 
$376.00
12-15+
$1,004.00 $5,516.00 - $6,644.00
Undergraduate ( Fall 2007 newly enrolled freshmen & transfers)
 
$410.00
1-11
$375.00 $785.00 - $4,885.00
 
$410.00
12-15+
$1,004.00 $5,924.00 - $7,154.00
Undergraduate ( Fall 2008 newly enrolled freshmen & transfers)
 
$455.00
1-11
$375.00 $830.00 - $5,380.00
 
$455.00
12-15+
$1,004.00 $6,464.00 - $7,829.00
Graduate
$370.00
1-11
$375.00 $745.00 - $4,445.00
 
$370.00
12-15+
$1,004.00 $5,444.00 - $6,554.00
Doctoral
$400.00
1-11
$375.00 $775.00 - $4,775.00
 
$400.00
12-15+
$1,004.00 $5,804.00 - $7,004.00
Pharmacy  
12-16+
$1,004.00 $14,129.00

Fall 2008 Off Campus Tuition (per credit hour)

  Illinois Resident Non-Illinois Resident
Undergraduate $204.00 $386.00
Undergraduate 2004 $186.00 $347.00
Undergraduate 2005 $199.00 $372.00
Undergraduate 2006 $214.00 $401.00
Undergraduate 2007 $231.00 $435.00
Undergraduate 2008 $254.00 $480.00
Graduate $212.00 $395.00

Fall 2008 Distance Learning Tuition

Illinois Resident
Undergraduate $179.00 (per cr hr) + $50 Distance Learning Fee
Undergraduate 2004 $161.00 (per cr hr) + $50 Distance Learning Fee
Undergraduate 2005 $174.00 (per cr hr) + $50 Distance Learning Fee
Undergraduate 2006 $189.00 (per cr hr) + $50 Distance Learning Fee
Undergraduate 2007 $206.00 (per cr hr) + $50 Distance Learning Fee
Undergraduate 2008 $229.00 (per cr hr) + $50 Distance Learning Fee
Graduate $187.00 (per cr hr) + $50 Distance Learning Fee
Non-Illinois Resident
Undergraduate $361.00 (per cr hr) + $50 Distance Learning Fee
Undergraduate 2004 $322.00 (per cr hr) + $50 Distance Learning Fee
Undegraduate 2005 $347.00 (per cr hr) + $50 Distance Learning Fee
Undergraduate 2006 $376.00 (per cr hr) + $50 Distance Learning Fee
Undergraduate 2007 $410.00 (per cr hr) + $50 Distance Learning Fee
Undergraduate 2008 $455.00 (per cr hr) + $50 Distance Learning Fee
Graduate $370.00 (per cr hr) + $50 Distance Learning Fee

Calculate Your Tuition

This formula shows how to tabulate your tuition charges.
• On-Campus: (Total number of cr. hrs you are taking) X (tuition per cr. hr) + (fees applicable to your total cr. hrs) = Your tuition.

• Off -Campus: (Total number of cr. hrs you are taking) X (tuition per cr. hr) = Your tuition.

• Distance Learning: (Total number of cr. hrs you are taking) X (tuition per cr. hr) + $50 Distance Learning Fee = Your Tuition.

Any combination of Extension or Distance Learning courses and on-campus courses will have mandatory fees charged.

NOTE: Some courses carry additional fees. These fees are not included in the tuition and mandatory fee information. The list of courses with additional fees is in the back of this bulletin .

Mandatory Fees Full - Time $1,004.00
Mandatory Fees Part - Time $375.00

Mandatory Fees apply to all on-campus students and students with combination off-campus and on-campus schedules regardless of student level or residency status.

Four Year Guaranteed Tuition Plan

The “Truth in Tuition” bill mandates that Illinois public universities provide four years of level tuition for new students enrolling for the first time beginning with the Fall 2004-2005 academic year.  Undergraduate and transfer students enrolling at CSU for the first time after Fall 2004 and students who enroll for the first time every semester  beginning Fall 2004-2005 and thereafter will have their tuition rate held constant for four consecutive years.

The guaranteed rates will remain in effect for four years or until the student reaches 120 credit hours. The hours will be extended to accommodate any majors or programs that exceed the 120 hours or four years. The guaranteed rate will remain in effect except in the event of a break in enrollment of no more than one year (two semesters, excluding summer school). In no case will the initial guaranteed rate be valid beyond five years of total enrollment. A tuition surcharge of 10% will be assessed for students that extend beyond the four-year guarantee period (120 credit hours) or five years of total enrollment. For all other students, CSU’s current tuition program will remain in effect.

IMPORTANT!Note: A change in major will not affect the guaranteed rate. The guaranteed rate will continue for the number of credit hours necessary to complete the new major, not to exceed five years of total enrollment. Beyond five years of total enrollment, a 10% surcharge will be assessed.

Extended illness and military service will be given special consideration. The rate guarantee will be extended on a case-by-case basis by invoking the student appeal process.

Transfer student rates will be guaranteed based upon 120 credit hours less the number of credits transferred at the time of first enrollment. All extensions and exceptions that apply to new freshmen will be extended to new transfer students.

Credit Hour Pricing
Beginning with the Fall 2004-2005 academic year, tuition and mandatory fees will be charged on a per credit hour basis up to 15 hours. This 15 credit hour cap will allow students to complete 120 credit hours in eight semesters or four years. Credit hours above 15 will be charged at the rate for 15 credit hours.

Out-of-State Undergraduate Tuition
Undergraduate out-of-state (non- Illinois resident) per credit hour tuition is twice the resident per credit hour tuition. The Four Year Guaranteed Tuition Plan is extended to all undergraduate out-of-state new freshmen and transfer students.

Out-of-State Graduate Tuition Rates
Graduate out-of-state (non-Illinois resident) per credit hour tuition is twice the resident per credit hour tuition.

Important Information

Students who fail to pay their tuition by the due date will be withdrawn from their classes! To be reinstated, you must pay a fee of $100 plus your full tuition! Pay on or before the date to avoid the penalty!

NOTE: the late registration fee is $100!
Register on time! Avoid the late registration fee!

Miscellaneous Fees

Admission Application (Graduate) $25
Admission Application (Undergraduate) $25
Application (International) $30
Written Verification of Enrollment $4
Collection Actual Cost
Deferred Tuition Per payment plan
Distance Learning Fee $50
Extension Courses Fee (per credit hour) $25
Finance Charge on Unpaid Balance 1.5% per month
Graduation Application / Undergraduate $25
Graduation Application / Graduate $25
Late Placement Testing $15
Late Payment $25
Late Registration $100
Lost ID Card $20
Special Exam $10
Transcript (per copy) $5
Bursar Reinstatement (See Withdrawal Policy) $100
Immunization Non-Compliance $25

ADDITIONAL SERVICES!
• CTA Monthly and Weekly Passes (through your Financial Aid).
• Catalogs $3. (Grad/Undergrad), pay by cash, check, charge, or debit card.
• Game Room Fun Pass, pay by cash, check, charge, or debit card.
• Meal Plans (through your Financial Aid).
• Stamps (book of 10 /$4.20) pay by cash, check, charge, or debit card.

Payment and Refund Policy

No registration transaction is complete until the Business Office has processed the transaction and the student has been issued a printed receipt. If you register online, please confirm your registration by receiving a paid receipt for your Fall registration at the cashier’s office. All students registering for Fall must get a receipt for their first installment.

1. Students who have outstanding debts at Chicago State University will not be permitted to register until such debts have been paid.

2. Discover, Master Card, Telecheck, VISA, cash, money orders, cashier’s checks, certified checks, personal checks and traveler’s checks will be accepted for payment of tuition and fee charges.
In addition to accepting payment by personal check, ECAP provides electronic check approval that takes funds from your checking account within 48 hours of the time the check is written to CSU. Business checks will not be accepted.

3. Students who have presented two NSF (not sufficient funds) checks to the university, even though restitution has been made, will be required to pay for their registration with cash, money orders, certified checks, traveler’s checks, Master Card, VISA or Discover. Business checks will not be accepted.

4. Fall 2008 business validation/payment date deadlines:
Advance Web Registration  April 28 – July 30:  Payment Deadline- July 31
Regular Web Registration    August 5 - 20: Payment Deadline- September 11

Regular Web Registration    August 23 - 24: Payment Deadline- September 11

Late Registration                   August 25 - 26:  Payment Deadline- September 11

5. Installment Payment Option
A. Eligible:All Illinois resident students registering for six (6) or more hours during advance, regular and late registration.
B . Non -eligible :Students who have tuition and fee charges that amount to less than the required deposit due to financial aid credits are not eligible. Students registering for less than six (6) hours are not eligible.

C. Tuition Management Installment Plan: Chicago State University offers an interest-free monthly payment plan to spread your education expenses over time instead of one large payment. For more information, or to enroll, call 1-800-722-4867 (TMS/ 24 hours a day) and speak with an education payment counselor or log on to www.csu.edu/. Or, you can log on directly to Tuition Management Systems at www.afford.com. Only students enrolling for three (3) credit hours or more are allowed to use the Tuition Management Installment Plan. Students using the installment payment option are required to make an initial payment at the time of registration or by the payment deadline date of September 11, 2008. Please remember your initial deposit must go to Chicago State University or your registration will be cancelled. The enrollment fee for using the installment plan varies according to the number of payments in your plan. Whether you are on the installment plan with TMS or not, you will still pay the deferred fee amount if tuition is not paid in full at the time of registration. The deferred fee is non-refundable.

Tuition Management Services (TMS) Monthly Payment Planner
Fall Plans Payment Due Dates Enrollment Fee
Five (5) payments June 1 - November 5 $35
Four (4) payments July 1 - November 5 $40
Three (3) payments August 1 - November 5 $45
Two (2) payments September 1 - November 5 $50

Deferred Payment Amount

Full-Time Student          $631.00

Part-Time Student         $415.00

Pay On-Line via the WEB!
Now you can register and pay your bill online via the web! Log on to www.csu.edu, then click on CSU X-Press, enter the secure area to get to the log in prompt. Once you get there, key in your social security number and your PAC number. Click login and at the next prompt click on Student Services and Financial Aid. Then click on Student Records. Click on “On-Line Payments.”

1. Refunds
The service fee is nonrefundable; the down payment is refundable in accordance with the University Refund Policy. Selecting the installment payment option can not extend the refund period. Final payment is due on withdrawals after the refund period.

2. Final Payment
Partial or complete payment will be accepted at any time; however, the total balance must be paid according to your TMS payment plan to avoid any additional charges. Final payment is due November 5, 2008.

3. Default
Failure to make a complete payment on time: failure to make payment according to your payment plan will cause payment default and a $25 delinquent fee will be assessed each semester that the balance is outstanding. In addition, a hold will be placed on your academic record and you will not be permitted to register for subsequent terms until the balance is paid in full.

4. Your Money Responsibilities
In the event of your failure to meet the terms of your installment payment agreement, you will not be eligible for academic credit for enrolled courses. In addition, Chicago State University may report your account to the credit bureau, place your  student account with an outside collection agency and assign the account to the State of Illinois Off-Set System. It is further understood that all reasonable collection costs, fees or legal expenses incurred by Chicago State University and any outside agency in securing payment is your responsibility. These fees could range from 25% to 50% of your unpaid balance.

NOTE: Chicago State University is under no obligation to send individual bills to students. Reminder notices will be placed in university publications.

Refund Policy
1. Partial refund (less than 12 hours): A partial reversal of tuition and refundable fee charges will be made to the accounts of students who reduce their credit hour load below 12 semester hours during the period beginning August 25, 2008 and ending September 8, 2008.

2. 100% refund upon complete withdrawal:A total reversal of tuition and refundable fee charges will be made upon complete formal withdrawal from the university during the period beginning August 25, 2008 and ending September 8, 2008.

3. 50% refund upon complete withdrawal:A 50% reversal of tuition and refundable fee charges will be made upon complete formal withdrawal from the university during the period beginning September 9, 2008 and ending September 22, 2008.

NOTE: Actual refund amount may vary depending on factors such as deferred payment option and financial aid award reductions. Refund checks are mailed. Please allow four to six weeks for processing from the final refund date (September 22, 2008).

Policy on Returned Checks
All checks are processed through Telecheck. Any returned check will require a $20 Chicago State University return check fee and a $25 fee payable to Telecheck for a total of $45. If you reimburse Chicago State University directly for any check you will still be assessed the $25 fee by Telecheck, and an additional $25 delinquent payment fee by Chicago State University.

It is the responsibility of the student to maintain a current address in the Office of Records and Registration (ADM 128).

NOTE:All dates, fees, and charges are subject to change without notice.

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