UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH POLICY 09-05-03

CATEGORY:              STUDENT AFFAIRS
SECTION:                  Tuition and Fees
SUBJECT:                 Tuition, Fees, and Deposits (All Campuses)
EFFECTIVE DATE:   January 7, 2009 Revised
PAGE(S):                   3

I.    SCOPE

      This policy establishes the basis for the assessment and billing of tuition, fees, and

      deposits for all campuses of the University.

II.   POLICY

      Tuition and general student fee rates are approved by the Board of Trustees.  Other

      fees and deposits are approved by the Provost.  See Procedure 09-05-03, Tuition,

      Fees, and Deposits (All Campuses).

      Some service fees may not be applicable to all campuses; however, if assessed, the

      rate must be consistent with the current approved rates established for all campuses.

      Application Fees

      The Application Fee is a service charge for reviewing an applicant's academic

      preparation and performance to determine admission, and for establishing all the

      necessary records for enrollment at the University.  The nonrefundable Application

      Fee is assessed to the following applicants for admission:

      -     All freshmen applicants and transfers from other universities except transfers

            from the regional campuses.

      -     Any student taking one or more courses for academic credit.  This includes

            special courses, seminars, workshops, courses taken for audit, etc.

      -     All applicants for graduate school.

      -     Students who have not attended classes for three consecutive terms and have

            been transferred to inactive status must apply for readmission.  The only

            exceptions are students who have become inactive due to service in the Armed

            Forces of the United States.

      -     Students who have obtained a baccalaureate degree and wish to register for credit

            courses in another academic center or at another academic level within the

            University.

      -     Students admitted to one graduate academic center and transfer to another

            graduate academic center.

      The Application Fee is a one-time payment for each degree program.

      Tuition Deposits

      Upon acceptance, each undergraduate student must pay a Tuition Deposit.  The

      deposit is applied toward payment of the first term tuition and is not refundable.  The

      Tuition Deposit is forfeited if the student does not attend for the agreed upon term of

      admission.  If such students are readmitted at a later date, a second Tuition Deposit

      is required.  Tuition Deposits are required by some graduate academic centers within

      the University.

      Tuition Billing

      Tuition and fees for all courses that appear on the student's transcript or academic

      record will be billed through the Student Administration System.

      The student's full-time or part-time registration status is used for billing and financial

      aid.  See Policy 09-04-01, Registration Status.

      Full-time students are billed on a term basis for the Fall and Spring Terms.  Part-time

      students are billed on a per credit basis.  For the Summer Term/Sessions all students

      are billed on a per credit basis.  Exceptions must be approved by the Provost.

      A student may register for more than 18 undergraduate or 15 graduate credits in a

      single term with the specific written approval of their academic dean.  Credits taken

      over 18 undergraduate or 15 graduate are billed over and above the term rate charge

      at the prevailing per credit tuition rate applicable to the student's academic program.

      Exceptions for the following graduate programs have been approved by the Provost

      and the Senior Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences:

      -     In the Fall Term only, up to 16 graduate credits are included in the flat rate billing

            for the Graduate School of Public Health program 340571 and the School of Social

            Work programs 260350, 264350, and 265350.

      -     Up to 20 credits are included in the flat rate billing for the Katz Graduate School of

            Business programs 210454, 210462, 210463, and 211022.

      -     Up to 21 credits are included in the flat rate billing for the Katz Graduate School of

            Business programs 210450, 210451, and 210459 and the Graduate School of

            Public Health program 340584.

      A student taking courses at a campus other than his "home campus" (the last campus

      to which the student was admitted or transferred) must be billed in full by the "home

      campus" for all courses based on a single registration.

      Post-baccalaureate students enrolled in an undergraduate academic center are billed

      at an undergraduate rate.  A student who obtained a baccalaureate degree is billed at

      the graduate tuition rate unless officially enrolled in another baccalaureate program.

      Post-baccalaureate students enrolled in an academic center that has both

      undergraduate and graduate degree programs may be billed at either the

      undergraduate or graduate rate depending on the student's academic goals.

      General University Fee

      The General University Fee, included in the tuition charge, is subject to a maximum of

      $200 per term/session. The Board of Trustees has directed that all receipts from this

      University Fee be segregated and maintained in a separate and distinct account.  It is

      specifically directed that the receipts from this source are subject only to special

      appropriation by the Trustees for capital purposes and debt service and/or for such

      other purposes that the Trustees shall authorize.

      Student Activity Fee

      Student Activity Fees for undergraduate and graduate students are collected from all

      full-time and part-time students each term/session.  This fee is established separately

      for each of the campuses of the University.

      Student Health Fee

      Beginning with the Fall Term 1990 (91-1), the Student Health Fee is mandatory for all

      full-time students at the Pittsburgh Campus.  Similar fees, where established, are

      mandatory for the regional campuses of the University.  The fee covers all services

      offered by Student Health except certain elective procedures, injuries, and medication.

      Part-time students may elect to pay the Student Health Fee each term/session, or to

      pay for student health services as used.

      Computing and Network Services Fee

      The Computing and Network Services Fee provides funding for upgrading and

      maintaining the University's computer systems, equipment, and facilities.  The fee is

      mandatory each term/session for all full-time and part-time students.

      Security, Safety, and Transportation Fee

      The Security, Safety, and Transportation Fee is mandatory each term/session for all

      full-time and part-time Pittsburgh campus students.  The fee provides funding for

      campus transportation/transit services including fixed shuttle routes, expanded

      handicapped/disabled transport services, a night on-call van service, an on-call

      escort service, and security lighting.

III.  REFERENCES

      Procedure 09-05-03, Tuition, Fees, and Deposits (All Campuses)

      Policy 09-04-01, Registration Status