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    Terra State Community College
   
 
  Dec 12, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog and Student Handbook

Fees (Tuition and Other)



Residency Requirements for Subsidy and Tuition Surcharge Purposes

The following persons are classified as Ohio residents for subsidy and tuition surcharge purposes:

  • A dependent student with at least one parent or guardian who has been an Ohio resident for twelve consecutive months or more before the student’s enrollment.
  • A person who has been an Ohio resident for twelve consecutive months or more before enrollment and who has not received, in those twelve months, financial support from non-Ohio residents or entities.
  • A dependent child of a parent or guardian, or the spouse of a person who, on the first day of enrollment, has accepted full-time employment and established a home in Ohio for reasons other than the benefit of favorable tuition rates.
  • Any Ohio high school graduate who has left the state but has returned to Ohio to pursue their post-secondary education and therefore qualifies for in-state tuition.
  • Ohio GI Promise - By demonstrating at least one year of honorable service and upon establishing domicile in Ohio, veterans and their families will immediately be treated as in-state residents for tuition, state educational subsidies, and financial aid purposes.

Other classifications for residency may be applicable. Questions regarding residency requirements should be directed to the College Registrar.

U.S. citizens and resident immigrant aliens who were originally classified as non-Ohio residents may petition for a change of residency status after residing in Ohio for at least a 12-month period. Students should file a request in writing to the College Registrar. Additional documentation may be requested.

Tuition and General Fees

In-State Residents

Tuition fees for state residents are calculated using the table shown below. The table also shows the General fee a student is required to pay at the time of registration for classes. All fees are subject to change without prior notice.

Credit Hours Tuition General Fee Total




1 $162.00 $17.00 $179.00
2 $324.00 $34.00 $358.00
3 $486.00 $51.00 $537.00
4 $648.00 $68.00 $716.00
5 $810.00 $85.00 $895.00
6 $972.00 $102.00 $1,074.00
7 $1,134.00 $119.00 $1,253.00
8 $1,296.00 $136.00 $1,432.00
9 $1,458.00 $153.00 $1,611.00
10 $1,620.00 $170.00 $1,790.00
11 $1,782.00 $187.00 $1,969.00
12-18 $1,938.00 $204.00 $2,142.00

Out-of-State Residents

Tuition fees for non-Ohio residents are calculated using the table shown below. The table also shows the General fee a student is required to pay at the time of registration for classes. All fees are subject to change without prior notice.

Credit Hours Tuition General Fee Total




1 $341.00 $17.00 $358.00
2 $682.00 $34.00 $716.00
3 $1,023.00 $51.00 $1,074.00
4 $1,364.00 $68.00 $1,432.00
5 $1,705.00 $85.00 $1,790.00
6 $2,046.00 $102.00 $2,148.00
7 $2,387.00 $119.00 $2,506.00
8 $2,728.00 $136.00 $2,864.00
9 $3,069.00 $153.00 $3,222.00
10 $3,410.00 $170.00 $3,580.00
11 $3,751.00 $187.00 $3,938.00
12-18 $4,080.00 $204.00 $4,284.00

Laboratory Fees

Laboratory fees are assessed for the costs of supplies and materials used in selected laboratory courses. Amounts due for individual courses are specified on the official schedule of classes published each term. All online courses are subject to a lab fee.

Registration Fee

A $10 (nonrefundable) fee is charged per term.

Student Activities Fee

A Student Activities Fee of $2 per credit hour is charged for each class during the term. Classes delivered totally online are exempt from this fee.

Tuition and Fee Payment Policy

Students can view their billing for the term approximately six weeks prior to the start of the term on the student portal. Paper statements will not be mailed. Balances are due one week prior to the start of the term.

Charges must be covered by one of the following:

  • Paid in full using cash, check, MasterCard, VISA, or Discover credit cards (in person, by phone or online using Banner Self-Service)
  • Paid through a payment plan
  • Approved for payment by a third-party source such as an employer (as evidenced by the completion of an authorization form)
  • Approved as financial aid pending on Banner Self-Service

In the event that these conditions are not met, the registration may be canceled.

Students with canceled registrations are encouraged to make necessary payment arrangements and register again.

Payment Plan

If a student is unable to pay all of the charges at registration time, a payment plan can be arranged at the Cashier’s Office. This plan allows students to pay one-fourth of all charges for the term, plus a $20 one-time (nonrefundable) fee, by the payment due date. If the first payment is not received by the due date, the student’s classes will be subject to cancellation.

Three additional monthly payments complete the payment plan. If the monthly payments are not paid on the due date, an additional $25 will be charged for each late payment. Summer payment plans have three payments.

Other Fees

Alternative Academic Credit Fee

A $45 fee per course for portfolio assessment is charged when a student requests credit for work experience. Portfolio development is part of the documentation process required for obtaining credit from previous training or experience.

Background Checks

Contact Campus Safety at extension 2253 or 419.559.2253 for information or to schedule an appointment.

ACCUPLACER Test Retake

If an ACCUPLACER test is retaken, the student will be charged a $25 fee for each retake.

Duplicate Student I.D. Fee

A $10 fee is charged to reissue a student I.D.

Proficiency Examination Fee

A $25 fee per course is charged when a student takes a proficiency examination to test out of a course. In addition, any material costs are due at that time.

Returned Check Fee

A $20 fee is charged for all checks returned to the college.

Transcript Fee

A $5 fee is charged for each copy of a student’s transcript.

*All fees are subject to change without notice.

Refunds

When a student enrolls for a course and later officially withdraws from the course, tuition and fees will be refunded based on the date of the official withdrawal.

To complete an official withdrawal, a student must withdraw from classes through Banner Self-Service. The percentage of refund is based on when the official withdrawal occurs and the length of enrollment in the course measured in calendar days from the beginning of the term.

An official withdrawal on the following calendar days entitles the student to the following refund percentage of instructional, general, lab, and student activities fees:

Refund of Instructional, General, Lab, and Student Activities Fees

1-7 Calendar Days 100%
8-14 Calendar Days 50%
After 14 Calendar Days No Refund

Response to Students Called to Active Military Duty

If a student is a military service member and is called to active duty during an academic term, then the student may request one of two options in regard to coursework. The first option is to officially withdraw and receive a 100% tuition and fee refund. The second option is to be issued an incomplete grade for the course. The student will be extended a reasonable period of time to complete the course requirements. A reasonable period of time will be determined by the instructor in conjunction with the dean of the academic division in which the course is held.

To request option one, the student must present proof of the call to active duty status to the Student Records Office and must also complete the College’s schedule change form. Proof of the call to active duty will be determined legitimate by the Registrar.

To request option two, the student must present proof of the call to active duty status to the instructor(s) of the class(es) and must also discuss the remaining course requirements with the instructor(s). It is the instructors’ prerogative to either approve the request or to refer the student to option one.

Members of the Ohio National Guard are eligible to receive a 100% tuition and general fee scholarship from the Ohio National Guard. If an Ohio National Guard member is called to active duty and the scholarship program has paid the tuition and fees, then the refund will be issued to the scholarship program.

If the service member was receiving federal or state financial assistance, the appropriate return of financial aid will be calculated.

Delinquent Accounts

Failure to pay fees in full will result in the inability to receive transcripts, grades or register for future terms until the balance due is paid in full.

Appeals for Review of Billing Charges

A student has the opportunity to appeal for a review of billing charges if he/she had an unusual circumstance that impacted his/her college attendance. The appeal must be in writing and include verification of the unusual circumstance that impacted college attendance. Appeal forms are available at the Cashier’s Offices.

Return the completed Student Appeal Form and supporting documentation to the Cashier’s Office.