Jul 13, 2020  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin

Tuition and Fees


Student Account Services Contact Information

Ellington Building - Rooms 101-108
931-221-6285 phone
931-221-6171 fax
SAS@apsu.edu
P.O. Box 4444
Clarksville, TN  37044

Registration Fees for 2019-2020 Fiscal Year

All fees are subject to change per Board of Trustees policy.

Expenses for attending APSU include: in-state tuition, out-of-state tuition (non-residents), program service fees, and other special fees. Registration is not complete until all fees have been paid and students have confirmed their schedules online or in person and received a confirmation number. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, checks, cash, and money orders drawn on U. S. banks and payable in U. S. dollars.  These payments can be made in person at the cashiers’ windows in Student Account Services and Cashiers Office, Ellington 101-108. Electronic checks and credit cards are accepted on the Web through AP OneStop.

The University reserves and intends to exercise the right to withhold copies of transcripts and other student education records and/or to withdraw students who have unpaid or past due balances.

Students are required to pay in-state tuition and, when applicable, out-of-state tuition, for enrollment in all courses even if no credit is earned. All tuition charges or other charges are subject to change at the end of any academic term. Tuition fee adjustments are pro-rated and published in the official University Calendar.

In-State Tuition

Students enrolled for less than 12 semester hours are considered part-time students for fee schedule purposes and are charged an in-state tuition of $280 for each credit hour of coursework plus program service fees. The total in-state tuition for full-time students (who are registered for 12 credit hours) is $4,151.50. Additional hours above 12 hours are $54 per hour.  These rates are for 2019-2020 academic year.  All fees are subject to change per Board of Trustees.

Out-of-State Tuition

Students who are not residents of Tennessee and who register for 12 credit hours are required to pay an out-of-state tuition fee of $2,772 per semester in addition to all other regular fees. These rates are for 2019-2020 academic year.  All fees are subject to change per Board of Trustees policy.

Nonresident students registered for fewer than 12 credit hours are required to pay an out-of-state tuition fee of $231 per credit hour in addition to all other regular fees. Residency classification for fee purposes is made at the time of admission to the University and is in accordance with Board of Trustees regulation (see Regulations for Residency ). Part-time students employed in Tennessee or students living in these Kentucky counties are exempt from out-of-state tuition: Christian, Logan, Todd, Trigg, Allen, Calloway, and Simpson. 

Summer

Tuition and fees for courses taken during summer will be calculated on a straight per credit hour charge with no maximum for a full-time student.

Non-Refundable Fees

In addition to tuition, students must pay various fees that are used to provide services needed for academic obligations and are not refundable in case of withdrawal. These fees include post office box fee, science consumable fee, PASS fee, nursing clinical skills fee, and late registration fee.

Program Service Fee (Clarksville Campus, Off Campus, and Distance Learning)

All students except those enrolled at the APSU Center at Fort Campbell are required to pay a program service fee of $79.15 per credit hour up to a maximum of $791.50 (10 credit hours).

Technology Access Fee (Ft. Campbell Campus)

All students enrolled in 11 or more credit hours are charged $112.50 or $11.25 per credit hour for 10 or fewer credits. This fee supports a wide array of computer services and technological resources.

Students taking classes through the TN eCampus Degree program pay

 

  • Registration and Maintenance Fees per credit hour (no maximum)
  • Online course fee per credit hour (no maximum)
$280
$112
 

Other Required Fees (Clarksville Campus Only)

 
  • New Student Fee (both full-time and part-time)
  • Post Office Box Rental (students living on campus)
$ 75
$ 9
 

Required Fees

Clarksville Campus, Off-Campus, APSU Center @ Fort Campbell, and Distance Learning

Full-time Students
(Twelve Credit Hours)
Per Semester  
In-state Tuition $4,151.50
Out-of-state Tuition $3,956.50 with additional cost of $2,772.17
Tennessee residents at least 65 years of age and/or permanently disabled $70 maximum
Fees in Addition to Tuition for In-state and Out-of-State
Program Services Fee $764.50
New Student Fee (one time fee) $75.00
Post Office Box Rental (students living on campus) $9.00
APSU WEB Classes: Online Course Fee per credit hour $34.00
Technology Access Fee (Ft. Campbell APSU Center only) $112.50
Part-time Students
(Less Than Twelve Hours)
Per Semester  
In-state Tuition per credit hour $280.00
Out-of-state Tuition per credit hour $280.00 with additional cost of $231.00
Fees in Addition to Tuition for In-state and Out-of-State
Program Service Fee $79.15 per credit hour; $791.50 maximum
Technology Access Fee for less than 10 credits (APSU @ Ft. Campbell only) $11.25 per credit hour; $112.50 maximum
WEB Classes Fee per credit hour $33.00
Regents Online Degree Program Registration and Maintenance Fee $280.00 per credit hour
Regents Online Degree Course Fee per credit hour $112.00
New Student Fee (one time fee) $75.00
Post Office Box Rental (students living on campus) $9.00

Housing Fees

For students who wish to live on campus, Austin Peay State University has four enclosed style halls, one of which is reserved for new freshmen with at least a 3.0 or and ACT score of 21; three outside corridor-style halls; one suite-style facility; and two apartment-style facilities. Complete information regarding APSU housing may be found at www.apsu.edu/housing/. Freshmen who do not live at home with family members are required to live in University housing and to purchase a meal plan.  These rates are for 2017-2018 academic year.  All fees are subject to change per Board of Trustees policy.

Family Housing (per month) ranges from $670 to $870
Resident Hall Room (average; double occupancy per semester) $3,600
Student Apartment (per semester) $3,750-$3,900
Meal Plan (estimated per semester) $1,792-$2,143
Housing Prepayment/Housing Deposit  
  Student Housing Prepayment (applied to initial dorm charge) $100
  Family Housing Deposit (refundable) $95

Special Fees 

Application Fee (include with application - nonrefundable) $25.00
Applied Music—Individual: half hour per week with a max of $300.00 $150.00
Audit Fees cross listed with regular fees
Art & Design Fee (per credit hour) $30.00
Aviation Flight Kit (one-time only) $300
(no charge to Tennessee residents at least 60 years of age and/or permanently, totally disabled)
Business Course Fee for all College of Business courses (per credit hour) $40.00
Culinary Arts $60.00
Education Course Fee (per credit hour) $25.00
Full Spectrum Learning (per semester) $2,500.00
Graduate Executive Education (per credit hour) $627.00
Additional Fees (after original Application for Graduation):  
  Cancellation Fee (student must reapply for Graduation) $10.00
  Duplicate Diploma $10.00
Installment Plan Fee (per semester) $50.00
Identification Card (required of all students enrolled for Clarksville Campus classes) No Charge
Identification Card Replacement $20.00
Late Registration (nonrefundable) $50.00
Motor Vehicle Registration included in Program Service Fee
Nursing Differential Maintenance Fee (per credit)  
        BSN $40.00
        MSN $30.00
PASS Program Fee (per course) $120.00
Proficiency Examination (per credit hour) $15.00
Returned Check Service Charge $30.00
Science Consumables Fee (per lab) $30.00
Structured Learning Fee (per course) $75.00
Rotor-Wing - one hour ground instruction $55.00
Rotor-Wing - one hour flight time and instruction (R22 helicopter) $395.00
Rotor-Wing - one hour flight time and instruction (R44 helicopter) $661.00
Textbooks (estimation per semester) $800.00
Official Transcripts (limited number) No Charge
(transcripts issued only upon written request by the student)  
Fax Transcripts (per page, including cover sheet) $1.00
Other fee requirements are based on the student’s major.  

Tuition and Fee Discounts

  1. Adults 65 years of age or older during the semester, domiciled in Tennessee, may register in courses for credit on a space available basis and pay maximum tuition of $70 and all applicable fees or a Tennessee resident who is 60 years of age or older may audit a course if space is available at no cost (according to Tennessee law) by filing a birth certificate with the Office of the Registrar.
  2. A Tennessee resident who is permanently and totally disabled may register in courses for credit on a space available basis and pay maximum tuition of $70 and all applicable fees or may audit a course if space is available at no cost (according to Tennessee law) by filing an Application for Tuition Reduction Due to Disability and submit proof you are considered 100% disabled through Social Security or other appropriate state or federal agency. To request tuition reduction for disability, you must submit this documentation for each term of enrollment. Request must be submitted prior to the last day of late registration to the Office of Disability Services.
  3. A dependent child whose parent was killed or died as a direct result of injuries received, or has been officially reported as being either a prisoner of war or missing in action while serving honorably as a member of the United States armed forces during a qualifying period of armed conflict, or the spouse of such active duty service member, may be eligible for a waiver of tuition and required registration or matriculation fees, and may be admitted without cost to any of the institutions of higher education owned, operated, and maintained by the state of Tennessee, if certain age limits, time periods for eligibility, and residency requirements are met. Contact the APSU Student Financial Aid and Veterans Affairs at (931) 221-7907 or visit www.apsu.edu/veterans-affairs for more information and verification procedures.
  4. Dependents (under the age of 24 on the first day of classes) of certified public school teachers of Tennessee or state employees are eligible for a 25 percent discount on undergraduate in-state tuition only. An approval form is available at the following website: www.apsu.edu/student-account-services/discounts/, must be completed each term and submitted to the Student Account Services (discounts@apsu.edu) before the last day of late registration.
  5. Dependents 26 years of age or under and the spouse of a full-time TBR employee are eligible for a 50 percent discount on undergraduate in-state tuition and program service fee (excluding special course fees.) An approval form available at the following link: www.apsu.edu/student-account-services/discounts/  , must be completed each term and submitted to Human Resources for approval.  This form must be submitted to Student Account Services (discounts@apsu.edu) before the last day of late registration for credit.  A new form must be submitted each semester.
  6. Dependents 26 years of age or under and spouses of full-time UT employees are eligible for a 50 percent discount on tuition. An approval form can be obtained from your institution’s website or human resources office.  This form must be completed each term and submitted to Student Account Services (discounts@apsu.edu) before the last day of late registration.
  7. Full-time employees of the State of Tennessee may enroll in one undergraduate or graduate course at no cost other than special course fees. An approval form available at the following link: www.apsu.edu/student-account-services/discounts/, must be submitted each term to Student Account Services (discounts@apsu.edu) before the last day of late registration. These scholarships are subject to availability of funds.
  8. APSU employees (full-time), Board of Trustees, and UT employees may enroll for three courses per term on a space available basis.  There is no cost to the employee except for special course fees (web, business, nursing, etc). One course must be submitted on the Fee Waiver form and two on the Reimbursement form.  To access these forms, you must go through AP OneStop (Choose Employee/Benefits and Deductions).  The form is routed to your supervisor and human resources for approval and forwarded to Student Account Services before the last day of late registration.  These scholarships are subject to availability of funds.

Payment of Tuition and Fees

Students are expected to pay all tuition and expenses for the semester or term before the semester or term begins. An installment plan is available fall and spring semesters through the Student Account Services and online.

The University accepts payment by cash, check or credit card at Student Account Services and Cashiers Office. Payment by electronic check or credit card are accepted online (MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover).

Fee Adjustments

Fee adjustments of tuition and fees are pro-rated according to the time the student was enrolled in the University. The dates that percentages apply are published in the Academic Calendar at www.apsu.edu/registrar/acadcal.php

  1. 100 percent fee adjustment is issued for the following situations:
    1. Courses canceled by the University
    2. Withdrawals between pre-registration period and prior to the first day of classes.
    3. Mandatory withdrawal because the student is declared academically ineligible to enroll or student not eligible to enroll in course being dropped; requires documentation from Dean of Enrollment Management and Academic Support Services.
  2. The fee adjustment for withdrawals or drops during regular terms (fall and spring) is 75% from the first day of classes through the 14th day of classes and then reduced to 25% for a period of time which extends 25% of the term. No fee adjustment after 25% of term has expired.
  3. For summer sessions and other short terms, the 75% fee adjustment period and the 25% fee adjustment period will extend a length of time which is the same proportion of the term as the 75% and 25% periods are of the regular terms.
  4. No fee adjustment when the number of credit hours for courses dropped and courses added on the same day is equal. This is considered a swap.
  5. When courses are included in a regular term’s registration process, but the course does not begin until later in the term, the 75%/25% fee adjustment periods will be based on the particular course’s beginning and ending dates. This does not apply to classes which meet only once per week during regular terms. Those courses will follow the same refund dates as the other courses for the term.
  6. The fee adjustment is calculated as the difference between (1) the cost of originally enrolled hours and (2) the per credit hour cost of the courses at final enrollment after adjustments have been applied for the courses dropped. Adjustments are calculated at the full per credit hour rate less the fee adjustment credit at the applicable fee adjustment percentage with total costs not to exceed full-time tuition. Not all drops/withdrawals will result in a fee adjustment.
  7. Title IV financial aid fee adjustments for students withdrawing during their first term will be calculated on a pro-rata basis and applied to outstanding balances in accordance with the U.S. Department of Education Higher Education Act of 1965 as amended.
  8. Percentage rules apply to out-of-state tuition and refundable fees.

Fee Adjustment Appeals

The University fee adjustment policy is based entirely upon the official date of the withdrawal or change of course which would result in a fee adjustment. Fee adjustments beyond the specified dates or percentages indicated in the “Academic Calendar,” will be made only for reasons published by the University, and only when convincing documentation supports the appeal. If the appeal is granted, the fee adjustment will not exceed 75 percent.

Any individual may appeal the assessment, application, calculation, collection, or interpretation of any University fee, charge, deposit, or refund. Information regarding acceptable reasons for which an appeal may be granted, procedures, and the forms to be completed for these appeals can be found online at www.apsu.edu/appeals/.

Appeals for fee adjustments are to be submitted online to the Office of Enrollment Management and Academic Support Services. Supporting documentation in reference to your claim must be submitted within 5 business days to the Office of Enrollment Management and Academic Support. Your explanation should demonstrate why an exception to the published policy is justified. Requests that simply disagree with the policy will not be considered.

The Enrollment Management and Academic Support Office will determine if proper University procedures have been followed; all documentation is reviewed by the Associate Provost. A written decision will be sent to the student’s official APSU e-mail account within 2-3 weeks of submission.

Decisions of the Enrollment Management and Academic Support Office may be appealed in writing to the Fee Adjustment Appeals Committee which meets twice each Fall and Spring semester. The committee chairperson will provide a decision in writing via e-mail to the appellant’s official APSU e-mail account.

Appeals of adverse decisions made by this committee must be in writing to the Assistant Vice President for Finance. A written decision of matters appealed to that office will be sent to the student’s official APSU e-mail account.