Expenses

University Undergraduate Expenses - Full-time - 2016-2017

Tuition (9 months)$42,890
Student Life Fee$350
Residence Halls (average)$7,094
Board (maximum meal plan, including sales tax)$5,232
Total$55,5661
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Plus the cost of books, estimated to be approximately $1,200 a year.

University Undergraduate Expenses - Part-time - 2016-2017

Undergraduate Tuition per Credit Hour$1,292
Undergraduate Tuition per Unit Course$4,445
Orientation Fee (new students - one-time charge full-time)$200
Orientation Fee (new students - one-time charge part-time)$100
Audit Fee Tuition per Credit Hour (Fall & Spring)$320
Audit Fee Tuition per Unit Course$1,100

DeLand Campus Undergraduate Summer Expenses - 2016

Summer School Tuition per Credit Hour $498
Summer School Tuition per Unit Course$1,992
Summer Audit Fee Tuition per Credit Hour$125
Summer Audit Fee Tuition per Unit Course$500

The University reserves the right to adjust the above expenses at the beginning of each term.

Student Life Fee

The Student Life Fee is used to provide students the opportunity to attend various lectures, musicals, concerts, plays, etc. without charge. It also provides access to use the fitness room, field house, swimming pool, and other health and wellness activities at the Hollis Center.

Orientation Fee

This one-time, mandatory, non-refundable fee covers special services and programs for new students, including fall welcoming activities, the cost of providing meals for new students at events throughout the academic year, information packets, and additional activities during the period of Extended Orientation (August to May).

Enrollment Deposit

Upon notification of acceptance, all admitted students intending to enroll, except auditors, are required to pay an enrollment deposit of $500.  This deposit is due on or before May 1 or within three weeks of notification of admission for those students admitted after May 1. The deposit is applied to the student’s account within the same school year for which the deposit is requested. Residence hall rooms are assigned in order of receipt of the enrollment deposit. Detailed information with room rents and descriptions may be obtained from the Director of Residential Life. Further information concerning residence hall policies and facilities can be found on the Guide to Residential Living & Policies website.

Identification Cards (ID Cards)

ID cards are issued for new students at the beginning of each semester. These cards are used for meals, cultural credits, student discounts at local vendors, to check out books in the library, to purchase parking decals, in some instances as a declining balance card, and much more. If this card is lost or stolen it must be reported to the ID/Meal Card office immediately. There is a $30.00 charge for each re-print (no matter the reason). This charge can be paid by cash, check, or debit/credit card (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, or Discover).

Meal Plan Selection and Pricing

Stetson University Dining Services knows the hectic life of a college student. It can be difficult to squeeze in a proper meal between classes and activities, but we're here to help. Our dining locations are near the residence halls and classrooms with hours starting at 7:00 am and as late as 2:00 am. We understand that each student has different needs and eating habits. We have implemented a food nutrition analysis program, are offering more low-fat as well as vegetarian and vegan meals, created more flexibility with meal plans, and continue to maintain the highest level of quality food and customer service.

Meal Plans                    

Stetson University Dining Services has several different meal plan options to best fit your dining habits. When choosing your plan, it is important to remember factors like your class schedule and eating habits (especially frequency and quantity). Plans will begin on the first day of classes and will end at final exams in each semester. There will be dates when meal plans are not in effect (nor will you be charged for them), such as holidays, which will be posted at a later date.

Each meal plan comes with an allotment of meals for the week (19, 15, 10). An unlimited plan and a block plan are also available.  The week starts on Friday and ends Thursday at midnight; therefore every Friday morning the plan will reset with the appropriate number of meals. Each time a student dines at one of our locations, a meal is deducted from the account. Residential dining meals are served with unlimited seconds under an “all-you-care-to-eat” format.  In the Hat Rack or the Coffee Shop, meal equivalencies are available providing students the opportunity to use meal swipes for selected combos or snack packages.

The meal plans also come with a predetermined amount of Hatter Bucks for the semester. One Hatter Buck is equivalent to one dollar. These are spendable dollars that can be used in the Commons, Hat Rack, Coffee Shop, Athletic Concessions, the on-campus convenience store, or for late night pizza delivery. At the end of the fall semester any Hatter Bucks left will roll over to the spring semester. At the end of the spring semester any Hatter Bucks that are left will not roll over nor are they refundable. No matter what plan is selected, additional Hatter Bucks can be added at any time. After the drop/add period of each semester additional Hatter Bucks cannot be billed to the student account and must be paid for by cash, check, or with Visa, Master Card, American Express, or Discover.

Resident freshmen and sophomore students are required to participate in the dining service program.  University Village Apartment and Stetson Cove residents are exempt from the required meal plan.

Plan Selection Description Semester Price Per Plan
119 meals plus $50 Hatter Bucks$2,670
215 meals plus $175 Hatter Bucks$2,625
310 meals plus $175 Hatter Bucks$1,850
4Block Meal Plan-115 meals per semester plus $250 Hatter Bucks$1,400
5Unlimited meals plus $50 Hatter Bucks$3,255
775 Block Meal Plan plus $25 Hatter Bucks (commuters only)$735
825 Block Meal Plan plus $75 Hatter Bucks (commuters only)$315

Freshmen living in a residence hall must choose either meal plan 1, 2 or 5.
Sophomores living in a residence hall must choose any meal plan listed (1-5).
Juniors and seniors may choose any meal plan listed (1-5).
Commuters may choose any plan (1-5) with additional options (7-8).
Note: Freshmen and Sophomores living in a residence hall will automatically be assigned plan 1, which may be changed to plan 2 for Freshmen or to another plan for Sophomores prior to the drop/add date.

Insurance

All students enrolled at Stetson University are expected to have adequate health insurance to cover them while attending the University. In an effort to make affordable coverage available to those who may not have any insurance, or those who have limited insurance, a student accident and sickness health plan will be offered to provide quality health care to Stetson students at a reasonable cost. The Student Insurance Plan policy runs annually from the Fall Semester to the end of the Summer Semester and the Annual Plan will provide continuous coverage for that policy year including while off campus or home during campus breaks, as per the policy terms. Semester-only plans may also be available.

For more information regarding the student insurance plan and how to enroll, please visit Insurance Information for Students at the Health Services website.

International Students

Please see Insurance requirements under the Immunization Records/Insurance Policy section of this Catalog.

Fees in the School of Music

Fees for practice rooms and instrument rental vary according to the amount of time and the instrument involved. Charges are made for private lessons in elected applied music not required by a course of study. For these fees and charges, see the Music School Student Handbook, available by writing to the Dean of the School of Music.

University Bookstore

The bookstore accepts cash, personal checks with a student I.D., MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express credit cards.

Student Billing

Undergraduate students taking 12 or more credits in the fall or spring semesters will be billed at the full-time semester rate. Students taking 11 or fewer credits in the fall or spring semesters in undergraduate courses will be billed per credit. For part-time graduate tuition, please see the appropriate sections of the Catalog. Tuition assessments will be based on the student's course load as of the last day of the add/drop period, excluding full withdrawals. The last day to drop a course without financial penalty is specified in the Academic Calendar. The bill must be paid in full before registration unless other arrangements have been made with the Office of the Bursar. The University accepts cash and checks in the office. Credit and/or debit cards and e-check payments are accepted online. All accounts must be paid in full for a student to receive a diploma or request a transcript.

Policy on Student Accounts Receivable

Financial arrangements for the satisfaction of student account balances must be completed prior to the first day of classes.

Late Payment Fee Policy

Late fees for the Fall/Spring semesters will be calculated based on 2.5% of the outstanding balance on student accounts. This percentage will be charged on a monthly basis as long as an outstanding balance remains. Students who enroll in Stetson’s Monthly Payment Plan (MPP) will be assessed fees according to the MPP plan.

The Bursar’s Office and/or other University offices will no longer waive late fees. Late fees will not be waived for students anticipating financial aid payments. Pending financial aid must be Memo/Authorized to be applied towards the outstanding balance. The balance due on the account is the student's responsibility.

Summer Session Late Payment Fees

A $50 late payment fee will be assessed to registrations not paid in full by the summer payment deadline. There is no grace period on Summer Session payment deadlines.

Graduation – Book Charges – Meal Plans

Students will be allowed to participate in Commencement if their balance is below $500.00, but will not receive transcripts or a diploma until the balance is paid in full.

Degree candidates must file an application for graduation, with a $100.00 fee, in the Office of the Registrar.  Graduation application deadlines are listed in the Academic Calendar. After the graduation application deadline, graduation fees are $200.00.

Students may not charge books to their student account, except for fully-funded scholarship students. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid for assistance with your bookstore voucher.

After semester meal plans are set (see Academic Calendar for last day to change meal plan selections), students may not charge additional meal points to their student account. After that date, students may only purchase additional meal points with cash, by check, or by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express).

If you have questions, you may contact the Office of the Bursar at 386-822-7050, by e-mail at stuaccts@stetson.edu, or visit a student accounts representative in the OneStop Office.

Student Withdrawal and Dropped Courses

Students officially withdrawing from their entire course load during the first half of a fall or spring semester will receive a prorated tuition, fees, meal plans and housing credit as follows under Important Refund Dates.

Important Refund Dates for Fall and Spring, 2016-2017
Traditional Programs

Fall Semester 2016

Refund From To
100%--August 25
75%August 26September 9
50%September 10September 23
25%September 24October 7

Spring Semester 2017

Refund From To
100%--January 17
75%January 18January 28
50%January 29February 11
25%February 12February 25

Non Traditional Programs

  • On or before the first day of class – 100% credit
  • After the end of the first day of classes, but on or before 10 percent of the term has elapsed – 75% credit
  • After 10 percent but on or before 25 percent of the term has elapsed – 50% credit
  • After 25 percent of the term has elapsed – no credit

In the summer term, students who withdraw within the first week will receive a tuition and residence hall refund of 50 percent. After one week, no refunds will be made.

  • Any amount credited under this section will be applied first to any unpaid charges on the student’s account. Students receiving federal assistance should read Return of Federal Funds elsewhere in this Catalog.
  • No adjustments - other than those described above - are made for any fees. Any appeal regarding withdrawals or drop refunds should be directed to the Vice President for Business.
  • Courses dropped on or before the last day of the add/drop period, excluding official withdrawals, are credited at 100 percent if the student is billed on a per credit basis.
  • No refund is given for courses dropped after the add/drop period. Note carefully that this schedule for financial adjustment does not coincide with the schedule for dropping of class registration for academic record purposes.