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Optional and Unique Fees

Additional Fees for Special Courses

Occasionally, a special fee will be charged in addition to the fee for tuition to cover long distance travel expenses, special equipment, arrangements, or skilled consultants. Students will be notified of this fee through the registration process.

Credit by Exam

A fee will be charged for administration of special tests in areas for which academic credit may be received. This fee must be paid in advance.

Department of Nursing

A fee of approximately $20 annually (estimated) will be charged to each student for membership in the National Student Nurse Association and a fee of approximately $25 a year (estimated) for professional liability insurance will be billed to juniors and seniors. ATI (Assessment Technologies Institute) testing fees will be billed to seniors, at approximately $375. These fees are included with the usual tuition bills.

Diagnostic Evaluation

In certain instances, students may be assessed a fee for diagnostic testing. Additional information can be obtained from the Office of Specialized Student Services.

Fees for Courses in Music Performance Study

Private applied lessons in most instruments and voice are available each semester, for academic credit, to qualified students. Private lessons meet for 14 weeks during the semester. Both one-half hour (one academic credit) or one hour (two academic credits) lessons may be taken, depending on the recommendation of the faculty. To review the detailed fees associated with music lessons, visit the Department of Music website and click on “Lessons”.

Any student enrolled in excess of eighteen credits because of private applied lessons will be charged only the additional Private Lesson fee, and not the supplemental tuition charges for taking more than the permitted eighteen credits. However, permission from the respective dean’s office to exceed eighteen academic credits in a semester must still be obtained.

Locker-Towel Fee

All students enrolled in physical education activity courses and others who wish to have an assigned locker must pay a locker-towel fee each year or any portion thereof. This fee provides a locker and a clean towel after each use of the gymnasium facility.

Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources Summer Field Courses

Students majoring in Forestry or Wildlife Biology are required to take summer field courses. Forestry majors must take FOR 122 and Wildlife Biology majors must take WFB 131 and WFB 150.

The tuition for the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources Summer Field Courses will be at the Summer Session credit rate. In addition, there may be charges for field expenses.

Grossman School of Business

All new first-year and transfer students entering programs in the school are required to purchase a microcomputer. Details on the cost and the machine specifications are provided to the student at the time of admission. All Grossman School of Business graduate students, and undergraduate major and minors (except those studying abroad), will be charged a software licensing fee of $75 per semester which covers software upgrades and support. 

Study Abroad

A $500 administrative fee will be assessed for students participating in a semester or year-long study abroad program and $250 for summer programs.