Spring 2012 Fee & Payment Information

ADM 211  • 773-995-2470

The assessment of tuition and fees will be made prior to the first day of classes. An e-mail notification will be sent to students' CSU e-mail addresses alert students to view their E-Bills reflecting tuition and fees and balances due to the University. See section on E-Bill for more information.

Tuition and mandatory fees are subject to change. Course fees and payment policies are administered by the Office of Financial Affairs. For more information contact the Office of the Bursar, ADM 212, at 773-995-2470.

Spring 2012 On-Campus Illinois Resident
Spring 2012 On-Campus Non-Illinois Resident
Spring 2012 Off Campus Tuition
Spring 2012 Distance Learning Tuition
Calculate Your Tuition
Spring 2012 Four Year Guaranteed Tuition Plan
Important Information
Spring 2012 Payment Policy
Spring 2012 Tuition Management Services (TMS) Monthly Payment Planner

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 must complete 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 for non-payment. 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.

Spring 2012 On-Campus Illinois Resident

  Tuition per credit hour Number of credit hours Fee Total
Undergraduate (returning, non-guarantee) $217.00 1 - 11 $423.00 $640.00 - $2810.00
$217.00 12 - 15+ $1207.00 $3811.00 - $4462.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2004 $215.00 1 - 11 $423.00 $638.00 - $2788.00
$215.00 12 - 15+ $1207.00 $3787.00 - $4432.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2005 $210.00 1 - 11 $423.00 $633.00 - $2733.00
$210.00 12 - 15+ $1207.00 $3727.00 - $4357.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2006 $208.00 1 - 11 $423.00 $631.00 - $2711.00
$208.00 12 - 15+ $1207.00 $3703.00 - $4327.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2007 $206.00 1 - 11 $423.00 $629.00 - $2689.00
$206.00 12 - 15+ $1207.00 $3679.00 - $4297.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2008 $229.00 1 - 11 $423.00 $652.00 - $2942.00
$229.00 12 - 15+ $1207.00 $3955.00 - $4642.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2009 $249.00 1 - 11 $423.00 $672.00 - $3162.00
$249.00 12 - 15+ $1207.00 $4195.00 - $4942.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2010 $269.00 1 - 11 $423.00 $692.00 - $3382.00
$269.00 12 - 15+ $1207.00 $4435.00 - $5242.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2011 $277.00 1 - 11 $423.00 $700.00 - $3470.00
$277.00 12 - 15+ $1207.00 $4531.00 - $5362.00
Graduate $261.00 1 - 11 $423.00 $684.00 - $3294.00
$261.00 12 - 15+ $1207.00 $4339.00 - $5122.00
Doctoral $277.00 1 - 11 $423.00 $700.00 - $3470.00
$277.00 12 - 15+ $1207.00 $4531.00 - $5362.00
Pharmacy/Professional $918.50 12+ $1269.50 $12291.50

Spring 2012 On-Campus Non-Illinois Resident

  Tuition per credit hour Number of credit hours Fee Total
Undergraduate (returning, non-guarantee) $437.00 1 - 11 $423.00 $860.00 - $5230.00
$437.00 12 - 15+ $1207.00 $6451.00 - $7762.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2004 $389.00 1 - 11 $423.00 $812.00 - $4702.00
$389.00 12 - 15+ $1207.00 $5875.00 - $7042.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2005 $420.00 1 - 11 $423.00 $843.00 - $5043.00
$420.00 12 - 15+ $1207.00 $6247.00 - $7507.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2006 $414.00 1 - 11 $423.00 $837.00 - $4977.00
$414.00 12 - 15+ $1207.00 $6175.00 - $7417.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2007 $410.00 1 - 11 $423.00 $833.00 - $4933.00
$410.00 12 - 15+ $1207.00 $6127.00 - $7357.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2008 $455.00 1 - 11 $423.00 $878.00 - $5428.00
$455.00 12 - 15+ $1207.00 $6667.00 - $8032.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2009 $495.50 1 - 11 $423.00 $918.50 - $5873.50
$495.50 12 - 15+ $1207.00 $7153.00 - $8639.50
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2010 $536.00 1 - 11 $423.00 $959.00 - $6319.00
$536.00 12 - 15+ $1207.00 $7639.00 - $9247.00
Undergraduate (newly enrolled Freshmen & Transfer) Fall 2011 $552.00 1 - 11 $423.00 $975.00 - $6495.00
$552.00 12 - 15+ $1207.00 $7831.00 - $9487.00
Graduate $498.00 1 - 11 $423.00 $921.00 - $5901.00
$498.00 12 - 15+ $1207.00 $7183.00 - $8677.00
Doctoral $518.00 1 - 11 $423.00 $941.00 - $6121.00
$518.00 12 - 15+ $1207.00 $7423.00 - $8977.00
Pharmacy/Professional $1377.00 12+ $1269.50 $17793.50

Spring 2012 Off Campus Tuition (per credit hour)

  Illinois Resident Non - Illinois Resident
Undergraduate $242.00 per credit hour $462.00 per credit hour
Graduate $286.00 per credit hour $523.00 per credit hour
Undergraduate 2004 $240.00 per credit hour $414.00 per credit hour
Undergraduate 2005 $235.00 per credit hour $445.00 per credit hour
Undergraduate 2006 $233.00 per credit hour $439.00 per credit hour
Undergraduate 2007 $231.00 per credit hour $435.00 per credit hour
Undergraduate 2008 $254.00 per credit hour $480.00 per credit hour
Undergraduate 2009 $274.00 per credit hour $520.50 per credit hour
Undergraduate 2010 $294.00 per credit hour $561.00 per credit hour
Undergraduate 2011 $302.00 per credit hour $577.00 per credit hour

Spring 2012 Distance Learning / E-Learning Tuition

Per credit hour rate + $50 Distance Learning Feel
  Illinois Resident Non - Illinois Resident
Undergraduate $217.00 per credit hour plus $50 Distance Learning Fee $437.00 per credit hour plus $50 Distance Learning Fee
Graduate $261.00 per credit hour plus $50 Distance Learning Fee $498.00 per credit hour plus $50 Distance Learning Fee
Undergraduate 2004 $215.00 per credit hour plus $50 Distance Learning Fee $389.00 per credit hour plus $50 Distance Learning Fee
Undergraduate 2005 $210.00 per credit hour plus $50 Distance Learning Fee $420.00 per credit hour plus $50 Distance Learning Fee
Undergraduate 2006 $208.00 per credit hour plus $50 Distance Learning Fee $414.00 per credit hour plus $50 Distance Learning Fee
Undergraduate 2007 $206.00 per credit hour plus $50 Distance Learning Fee $410.00 per credit hour plus $50 Distance Learning Fee
Undergraduate 2008 $229.00 per credit hour plus $50 Distance Learning Fee $455.00 per credit hour plus $50 Distance Learning Fee
Undergraduate 2009 $249.00 per credit hour plus $50 Distance Learning Fee $495.50 per credit hour plus $50 Distance Learning Fee
Undergraduate 2010 $269.00 per credit hour plus $50 Distance Learning Fee $536.00 per credit hour plus $50 Distance Learning Fee
Undergraduate 2011 $277.00 per credit hour plus $50 Distance Learning Fee $552.00 per credit hour plus $50 Distance Learning Fee

Calculate Your Tuition

This formula shows how to tabulate your tuition charges:
• On-Campus: Total number of credit hours selected x tuition per credit hour + fees applicable to your total credit hours = your tuition.

• Off –Campus: Total number of credit hours selected x tuition per credit hour + fees applicable to your total credit hours = your tuition.

• Distance Learning: Total number of credit hours selected x tuition per credit hour + $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 Class Schedule Bulletin.

Mandatory Fees

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.

Any combination of extension or distance learning courses and on-campus courses will have mandatory fees charged.

  Full - Time Part - Time
Activity $55.00 $36.00
Athletics $120.00 $104.00
Health $30.00 $21.00
Student Union $186.00 $120.00
Facility $102.00 $71.00
IT $102.00 $71.00
CTA U-Pass * $113.00 --
Insurance ** $499.00 --
TOTAL $1207.00 $423.00
* CTA U-Pass assessed to full-time undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and pharmacy student enrolled for 12 or more credit hours.
** Student Health Insurance rate is under negotiation and subject to change and board approval.

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 Tuition

The Four Year Guaranteed Tuition Plan is extended to all undergraduate out-of-state new freshmen and transfer students whose permanent residence is not within the state of Illinois.

In-State Tuition

The Four Year Guaranteed Tuition Plan is extended to all undergraduate new freshmen and transfer students whose permanent residence is within the state of Illinois.

Effective Fall 2010, newly admitted students whose state of permanent residency is Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri or Wisconsin are extended in-state tuition rates at Chicago State University.

Important Information

  • All Dates, fees, and charges are subject to change without notice.
  • Students who fail to pay their tuition by the due date will be withdrawn from their classes.
  • The late registration fee is $100!

Register on time to avoid the late registration fee!


Miscellaneous Fees
Admission Application (Graduate) $25
Admission Application (International) $30
Application (Undergraduate) $25
Bursar Reinstatement (See Withdrawal Policy) $100
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 (Graduate) $25
Graduation Application (Undergraduate) $25
Immunization Non-Compliance $25
Late Placement Testing $15
Late Payment $25
Late Registration $100
Lost ID Card $20
Special Exam $10
Transcript via mail (per copy) $5
Transcript - over the counter (per copy) $10
Written Verification of Enrollment $4

Additional Services!

  • CTA Monthly and Weekly Passes
  • Game Room Fun Pass, pay by cash, check, charge, or debit card.
  • Meal Plans
  • Stamps, 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 Spring registration at the cashier’s office. All students registering for Spring 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.

Spring 2012 business validation/payment date deadlines:

Advance Web Registration  November 14 - November 30:  Payment Deadline - December 2

Regular Web Registration    December 1 - January 1: Payment Deadline - January 18

Late Registration   January 17 - 18:  Payment Deadline - January 18

All registered students must present an initial payment to the Cashier's Office (ADM 211) to validate and maintain registration in your Spring 2012 classes. Students must present one of the following payment arrangements by the 100% reversal/refund deadline of January 25, 2012:

  • Financial Aid Memo
  • TMS installment plan for remaining account balance
  • Bursar Office Third Party Authorization Memo
  • Initial monetary down payment
  • Quick Pay payment receipt

The deadline for the 100% refund/reversal to drop/withdraw from registered courses is January 25, 2012. Please make your initial payment to validate your classes and avoid being dropped for nonpayment.

Failure to make a payment may result in administrative withdrawal. See Student Registration Responsibility, Student Registration Agreement, and Bursar sections for more information.

5.Reinstatement
Students who are eligible to register after being dropped or administratively withdrawn for non-payment will not be reinstated into course sections for which they were previously registered.

6. 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 February 4, 2010. 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
Spring 2011 Plans Payment Period Enrollment Fee
Five (5) payments December 1 - March 29 $35
Four (4) payments January 1 - March 29 $40
Three (3) payments February 1 - March 29 $45
Two (2) payments March 1 - March29 $50
     
Deferred Payment Amount
Full time student $644.00  
Part time student $423.00  

1. TMS 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. TMS 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. If you are not enrolled in TMS, the total balance must be paid by November 3, 2011. Make full payment before the deadline to avoid any additional charges.

3. Default on TMS Plan
Failure to make a complete payment on time 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 Financial Responsibilities
If you fail 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.

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 November 14, 2011 and ending January 25, 2012.
  2. 100% reversal 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 November 14, 2011 and ending January 25, 2012.
  3. 50%reversal 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 January 26, 2012 and ending February 14, 2012.
  4. 0% reversal upon complete withdrawal: No reversal of charges will be granted upon complete withdrawals after February 14, 2012.

Office of the Bursar

View Your Bill On-Line - After you register for classes, you can view your bill online. To view your bill, visit www.csu.edu, then click “Cougar Connect.”

  • Log in to Cougar Connect
  • Click Student Resource tab
  • Click View My Bill
  • Click View Statement

All past due balances are due immediately to avoid any additional late fees.

Validate Your Classes

The Spring 2012 initial down payment to secure your advance registration transactions made November 14 - 30 is due on or before December 2, 2011. The Spring 2012 initial down payment to secure your regular or late registration transactions made December 1 - January 18 is due on or before January 18, 2012.

You must validate your Spring 2012 registration or your classes will be dropped for non-payment. Please present a form of payment to the Cashier Offi ce located at Cook Bldg Room 211. Initial monetary down payment for part-time (1 -11 registered hours) is $423 and full-time (12+ registered hours) is $644.

The deadline to be reinstated after being dropped for nonpayment is January 23, 2012.

Please present a form of payment listed below to the Cashier Office and obtain a cashier receipt on or before the initial payment due date:

  • Financial Aid Hold Release Agreement;
  • TMS installment plan for remaining account balance;
  • Bursar Office Third Party Authorization;
  • Initial monetary down payment.

To pay your bill at the Cashier Office, the University accepts cash, check, American Express (AMEX), MasterCard (MC), VISA, and Discover:

  • Cash and Check payments – In person only
  • Credit Card payments – Telephone at (773) 995-2029

For more information regarding your balance or e-bill please contact the Bursar Office at bursar@csu.edu or (773) 995-2470.

Installment payment options are available through the Tuition Management System at www.afford.com.

Questions regarding making payments should be directed to the Cashier Office at (773) 995-2029.

Spring 2012 Cougar Cash Card Pick-up

  • Pick up your Cougar Cash Card at the Cashier Office ADM 211 Monday through Friday during normal business hours.
  • To activate your Cougar Cash Card please call (866) 345-4011 or log onto www.cardflexprepaid.com/csu/.

Spring 2012 Financial Aid Refunds

  • You must have a credit account balance posted on your student account.
  • Direct Deposit – In your bank account or Cougar Cash Card on disbursement date.
  • Paper Check – In the mail on disbursement date. No check pickup.
  • If you prefer a paper check refund you must come to the Bursar Office to make your selection.
  • The initial Spring 2012 financial aid refund is Tuesday January 31, 2012.

Please note: You are in-eligible for direct deposit if you have a prior term balance on your student account until the prior balance is paid in full. To verify your account status, log into CSU X-Press and view your student account balance.

Spring 2012 Refund Calendar
Credit Balance Post Date Refund Date
January 25, 2012 January 31, 2012
February 1, 2012 February 9, 2012
February 8, 2012 February 16, 2012
February 15, 2012 February 23, 2012
February 22, 2012 March 1, 2012
February 29, 2012 March 8, 2012
March 7, 2012 March 15, 2012
March 14, 2012 March 22, 2012
March 21, 2012 March 29, 2012
March 28, 2012 April 5, 2012
April 4, 2012 April 12, 2012
April 11, 2012 April 19, 2012
April 18, 2012 April 26, 2012
April 25, 2012 May 3, 2012
May 2, 2012 May 10, 2012
May 9, 2012 May 15, 2012

Spring 2012 E-bills

E-bills are issued monthly. Chicago State University does not issue paper bills. Find your on-line e-Bill, Account Summary, and IRS Tax Information:

  • Go To Cougar Connect
  • Select Student Resource Tab
  • Click View My Bill
  • Click View Statement

NOTE: Actual refund amounts may vary depending on factors such as deferred payment option and financial aid award reductions.

Policy on Returned Checks

All checks are processed through TeleCheck Any returned check will incur 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.
  • Students who fail to pay their tuition by the deadline date will be withdrawn for their classes.  Pay on or before the deadline to avoid the penalty.
  • The late registration fee is $100.

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