2021-2022 University Catalog 
    
    Dec 04, 2021  
2021-2022 University Catalog

Tuition and Fees



Tuition/Fees/Charges

(Subject to change by Park University)

 Undergraduate

Parkville $440/credit hour
Gilbert, Online and Campus Center $440/credit hour
   
Students with specific documentation may qualify for one of the following special undergraduate tuition rates:  
  • Military* (includes Active Duty, Active Duty Dependents, Reservists, National Guard and ROTC)
$250/credit hour
  • Veterans* (includes Veterans and Veteran Dependents using GI Bill®*, Reservist Dependents, and National Guard Dependents)
$389/credit hour
  • Federal Employees (includes Federal Government employees and dependents)
$389/credit hour

 Graduate

Graduate Tuition $615/credit hour
   
Students may qualify for one of the following special graduate tuition rates:  
  • Military* (includes Active Duty, Active Duty Dependents, Reservists, and National Guard)
$446/credit hour
  • Veterans* (includes Veterans and Veteran Dependents using GI Bill®*, Reservist Dependents, and National Guard Dependents)
$552/credit hour
  • Federal Employees (includes Federal Government employees and dependents)
$552/credit hour

 Music

Applied Music $637/credit hour

 Residential Student Charges

  • Room and Laundry Fee (per semester)
 
  Chesnut Hall Single $2950^/ Double $1890
  Copley Quad Double $2535
  • Board Fee (per semester)
All Access $1960/ Block Plans $1700
  • Guaranteed Room Deposit (payable upon acceptance)
$150

*For more information about obtaining Military and Veteran Student Tuition Rates, see Military Students
^Students may choose a regular double space and be waitlisted for the Chesnut Single. If space is available, Resident Life will reassign students to the single space for the single rate listed. To request the waitlist for a single complete the Supplemental Form for Single Room within the eRezLife system.

 Fees and Charges

(All fees are nonrefundable after the Enrollment Adjustment Period and are subject to change)

Application Fee  
  Undergraduate Application Fee $35
  Graduate Application Fee (Waived for Park Graduates) $50
  International Student Application/Evaluation Fee (one time) $75
International Student Service Orientation Fee (for new Park University F-1 visa students) $150
   
Audit of Courses 1/2 tuition and full fees
Dual Credit Course Tuition $90/credit hour
Dual Credit Matriculation Fee $50
End of Course Exam Fee $200
Individual Course Fee* (varies based on course) $30-450
Late Registration Fee (charged on graduate programs during add/drop week) $50
Master of Business Administration Instructional Fee $75/credit hour
Nursing Admissions Test (for BSN Pre-Licensure only) $30
  BSN Pre-Licensure Assessment $150/semester
  BSN Pre-Licensure Simulation Technology†† $50/semester 
  BSN Pre-Licensure Pinning $200
Technology Fee for Undergraduate Parkville Daytime and Park KC Area (Weekend and Independence) $10/credit hour
 Validated Learning Equivalency (VLE)  
  Petition Fee $50
  Fee for each awarded hour $35/credit hour
   
Health Insurance** $414/semester
Student Life Fee  
  Parkville Student $50/semester
  Gilbert Student $30/course
Commencement/Diploma/Certificate Fee  
  Undergraduate $75
  Diploma (2nd copy after one year of graduation) $75
  Graduate $125
 I-20 Express Mailing Fee Additional Copies (First I-20 express mailing is free) $40
Transcript Request Fee  
  Electronic Delivery Fee $10
  Mailed Delivery Fee $12
  Express Processing Fee (To be processed within 24 hours) $15
Late Payment Charge $30
Returned Check Charge $30
Thesis Binding Fee (if applicable) $80

*Some individual courses carry a course fee. These courses are designated by “$” on schedules.
** Applies to all F-1 international students. For international student non-athletes, the cost is $745. For international student athletes, the cost is $1,147 per semester, as it also provides coverage for accidents and sicknesses that occur while participating in intercollegiate sports. Cost of Student Health Insurance is subject to change without notice.
† $150 each semester after program acceptance, $600 total
†† $50 each semester after program acceptance, $200 total
‡ $200, paid once, during final semester in the program

If a student account is sent to an agency for collection and/or legal action, the account balance plus all collection fees (up to 33.3%) and legal fees will be paid by the student.

Graduate student registration is not complete without full payment of tuition and fees. The following provisions may be available:

  1. The first term each year that a student is to receive a guaranteed student loan, payment of 10 percent of tuition is due at the time of confirmation.
  2. Enrollment in the 3 pay Payment Tuition Plan for 8 week courses or 4 pay Payment Tuition Plan for 16 week courses (contact the Graduate Studies student account representative for information).

Students are advised that provisions for a variety of tuition benefits, such as employer-provided vocational rehabilitation, Veterans Affairs Educational Assistance and tuition assistance for military members, may change over time. Please consult with the School of Graduate Studies Representative regarding your status in these matters.

State Specific Refund and Tuition Recovery Policies

 California

Student Tuition Recovery Fund

The Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) was established by the legislature to protect any California resident who attends a private postsecondary institution from losing money if you prepaid tuition and suffered a financial loss as a result of the school closing; failing to live up to its enrollment agreement; or refusing to pay a court judgment.

The State of California established the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic loss suffered by a student in an educational program at a qualifying institution, who is or was a California resident while enrolled, or was enrolled in a residency program, if the student enrolled in the institution, prepaid tuition, and suffered an economic loss. Unless relieved of the obligation to do so, you must pay the state-imposed assessment for the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF), or it must be paid on your behalf, if you are a student in an educational program, who is a California resident, or are enrolled in a residency program, and prepay all or part of your tuition.

You are not eligible for protection from the STRF and you are not required to pay the STRF assessment, if you are not a California resident, or are not enrolled in a residency program.

It is important that you keep copies of your enrollment agreement, financial aid documents, receipts, or any other information that documents the amount paid to the school. Questions regarding the STRF may be directed to:

Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education
1747 N. Market Blvd., Suite 225
Sacramento CA  95834
Telephone: (916) 574-8900 or (888) 370-7589
Fax: (916) 263-1897

To be eligible for STRF, you must be a California resident or are enrolled in a residency program, prepaid tuition, paid or deemed to have paid the STRF assessment, and suffered an economic loss as a result of any of the following:

  1. The institution, a location of the institution, or an educational program offered by the institution was closed or discontinued, and you did not choose to participate in a teach-out plan approved by the Bureau or did not complete a chosen teach-out plan approved by the Bureau.
  2. You were enrolled at an institution or a location of the institution within the 120 day period before the closure of the institution or location of the institution, or were enrolled in an educational program within the 120 day period before the program was discontinued.
  3. You were enrolled at an institution or a location of the institution more than 120 days before the closure of the institution or location of the institution, in an educational program offered by the institution as to which the Bureau determined there was a significant decline in the quality or value of the program more than 120 days before closure.
  4. The institution has been ordered to pay a refund by the Bureau but has failed to do so.
  5. The institution has failed to pay or reimburse loan proceeds under a federal student loan program as required by law, or has failed to pay or reimburse proceeds received by the institution in excess of tuition and other costs.
  6. You have been awarded restitution, a refund, or other monetary award by an arbitrator or court, based on a violation of this chapter by an institution or representative of an institution, but have been unable to collect the award from the institution.
  7. You sought legal counsel that resulted in the cancellation of one or more of your student loans and have an invoice for services rendered and evidence of the cancellation of the student loan or loans.

To qualify for STRF reimbursement, the application must be received within four (4) years from the date of the action or event that made the student eligible for recovery from STRF.

A student whose loan is revived by a loan holder or debt collector after a period of noncollection may, at any time, file a written application for recovery from STRF for the debt that would have otherwise been eligible for recovery. If it has been more than four (4) years since the action or event that made the student eligible, the student must have filed a written application for recovery within the original four (4) year period, unless the period has been extended by another act of law

However, no claim can be paid to any student without a social security number or a taxpayer identification number.

Students who receive the California Grant B Access Award may choose to apply the scholarship funds to their student account, or may choose to request a direct disbursement of funds via the refund method they have selected; ACH or stored value card.

Students who wish to receive a direct disbursement of funds must make the request in writing. The request can be made by sending a message from the student’s Park University email account to finaid@park.edu.

*For information and resources about student loan repayment, or to submit a complaint relating to your student loans or student loan servicer, please visit www.wsac.wa.gov/loan-advocacy or contact the Student Loan Advocate at loanadvocate@wsac.wa.gov

 North Dakota

Park University Refund Calculation Schedule
(On-site classes only)

  8 week term 9 week term  
7 Days 100% 100%  
14 Days 75%    
16 Days   75%  
28 Days 50%    
29 Days 0%    
31 Days   50%  
32 Days   0%  
  • PELL/GSL: 25% of tuition due at registration first term each year the student uses student aid with Park University. The student is accountable for any debit posted to his/her account upon disbursement of financial aid.
  • DOD: Must have completed 1556 with obligating signature.
  • Pay at registration (PAR): All tuition is due at registration for students not receiving above funding.

Student Health Insurance

(subject to change)

All F-1 international students are required to purchase student health insurance each semester they are enrolled at Park. It is a comprehensive policy that also covers some international travel. For more information, please review the online brochure at: http://info.visit-aci.com/park/.

Park University no longer accepts waivers for other health insurance. All F-1 international students are required to purchase the Park-sponsored student health insurance, unless they are required to purchase a particular policy by their home country and can provide that documentation. Please note that international student athletes must purchase a special insurance policy that also covers accidents and sicknesses that occur while participating in intercollegiate sports.

For more information - please check with staff in the Student Success Center in Herr House.

Payment Policies

A financial aid award for each semester/term will be applied toward the total charges on the student’s billing statement; tuition, fees, books and supplies and room and board, etc. Any remaining balance due should be paid on or before the Monday prior to the semester/term or a payment plan in place for that semester/term.

A student will not be permitted to enroll in future terms unless all debts are settled. Official transcripts are not released until the balance is paid in full.

If financial aid results in a credit balance after all direct charges on the billing statement are paid, the credit will be refunded to the student within 14 days of the date the credit refund posted in accordance with Title IV regulations.

Students who set up direct deposit will have their refund processed in the form of ACH to the designated account. Students can use MyPark to complete the ACH direct deposit form. Students who do not complete the ACH form will have a manual check mailed to the address on file with the University.

Students must sign into MyPark in order to locate the forms below.

  1. Direct Deposit ACH Form

A Bank account is required for this option. This form takes 3 business days to process once received by the Accounting Services.

Parking

All Kansas City Area students (Parkville Daytime Campus and Park KC Area Programs-Downtown, Independence, and Parkville) are required to register any motor vehicle that is operated at the Downtown, Independence, and/or Parkville Campus Centers with the Park University Department of Campus Safety. To register a vehicle, students must complete a vehicle registration form. Forms are available at the Office of Campus Safety (1st Floor Thompson Center), the Student Success Center (1st Floor Norrington), or online at www.park.edu/campus-safety.

Audit of Courses

The designation of “Audit” is a registration status used when students officially register for a class without earning a grade or credit. Online courses are not eligible for audit. Students must request course audits in writing prior to end of the course add period for the session. Audits are permitted only if space is available within the course. Students are charged one-half of the regular tuition rate and full fees for audited courses. Audited courses do not apply to degree requirements and are not eligible for federal financial aid. Students may not receive credit by exam or VLE (Validated Learning Experience) credit for audited courses. Send requests to parkvillesuccess@park.edu

Senior Citizen

Undergraduate students 55 years of age or older may receive a tuition discount of 10% for credit bearing Parkville Daytime Campus classes only. Undergraduate students 55 years of age or older may audit (for no credit) Parkville Daytime Campus classes without tuition cost. Individual course fees, however, will be charged in full if applicable. When enrolling, the student must send a message to finaid@park.edu and accounting@park.edu so the discount may be applied.

Refund Policy

Students who drop or withdraw from one or more courses may be entitled to a tuition refund. To determine if a student is eligible for a refund, the student must notify Park University as described in the Academic Withdrawal policy. Refunds are prorated based on the date in which the student formally requests the drop/withdrawal. Refunds are calculated based on the Refund Schedule below.

The Return of Federal Funds formula provides for a return of Title IV aid if the student received federal financial assistance in the form of a federal loan (Unsubsidized Stafford, Subsidized Stafford, Perkins, and Parent), Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), Teach Grant, and other Title IV programs. In addition, these students must have withdrawn on or before completing 60% of the semester/term. If funds were released to a student because of a credit balance on the student’s account, the student may be required to repay some of the federal grants or loans released.

Students who have received federal financial aid and who have withdrawn from anything less than 100 percent of their courses will have tuition refunded using the refund schedule listed below. Students not receiving federal financial aid who withdraw from one or all of their courses (both officially and/or administratively), will also have tuition refunded using the refund schedule listed below.

Students with financial assistance awards who withdraw from Park University will have financial assistance refunded in compliance with federal regulations as stated in the Federal Register. Park University returns funds to federal programs in the following order: Federal Loans, (Unsubsidized Stafford, Subsidized Stafford, Perkins, and Parent Plus); PELL, FSEOG, Teach Grant, other Title IV. Institutional awards are distributed after the federal programs.

The policies of the California Student Tuition Recovery Fund, the North Dakota Refund Calculation Schedule and the Georgia Refund Policy are in the Appendix. The complete policy, explaining how financial aid to be refunded is calculated, is available in the Office of Student Financial Services or on the Park University website. Virginia residents enrolled in a Park University 16-week term will receive refunds based on 8 VAC 40-31-160 (N) (8).

PARK UNIVERSITY REFUND CALCULATION SCHEDULE PERCENTAGE REFUNDED TO THE STUDENT UPON WITHDRAWAL
– Effective 8/1/2018 –
  16-Week 9 or 8-Week 5 or 4-Week 2-Week
First 8 calendar
days of term
100% 100% 50% 50%
Day 9 through
conclusion of
Week 2
75% 30% 20% 10%
Week 3 50% 20% 10%  
Week 4 25% 10% 0%  
Week 5 20% 5% 0%  
Week 6 20% 0%    
Week 7 10% 0%    
Week 8 10% 0%    
Week 9 5%      
Week 10 5%      
Weeks 11-16 0%      

All fees are nonrefundable after the Enrollment Adjustment Period and are subject to change. Room and Board at the Parkville Daytime Campus Center will be pro-rated on a daily basis. Students on the Parkville Daytime Campus Center wishing to cancel their housing contract must submit (and have approved) the Off-Campus Waiver at: www.park.edu/residence-life-and-education and pay a $500 contract cancellation fee.