Tuition and fees do not include books and materials or the cost for graduation.
Billing and Payment
You are responsible for payment of all charges.
- Full payment for all tuition, fees, and all other charges are due one week prior to the beginning of each term (fall, spring and summer).
- For registration and enrollment changes after the tuition due date, payment is due immediately.
Payments may be made by check or credit card. The college accepts Mastercard, Visa, Discover, and American Express.
Tuition Payment Options
The College uses Tuition Management Systems (TMS) which offers an interest-free monthly payment plan to pay for tuition. Contact TMS at 800-635-0120 or visit their website at www.afford.com . If you choose the TMS option, you must be signed up prior to attending classes or moving in to the residence halls.
Failure to Pay
If you do not pay your bill or make payment arrangements, you will not be allowed to attend classes. In addition, the college will not release grade reports, transcripts, degrees, or diplomas for any student whose account is not correct.
While Stephens College is willing to assist by providing documentation, employer reimbursement payments are an arrangement between the student and the employer, the student is responsible for payment of tuition when due.
Students enrolling in classes as a non-degree student must pay tuition and fees in full upon course enrollment.
Refund Policy for Dropped Courses
As long as students remain enrolled in at least one course, students may drop courses and receive a full tuition refund for the dropped courses within the first week of all eight-week courses and within the first two weeks of 16-week semester courses. Revisions to financial aid awards may occur, if needed. After these deadlines, no tuition will be refunded. For exact dates, students should refer to the current academic calendar for Graduate and Continuing Studies. If a student drops all courses for that semester, a proration of charges and financial aid may need to occur. Please see Withdrawal and Refund Policy below.
Writing a check with insufficient funds is a violation of state law, and the violator is subject to prosecution. A check returned to Stephens College due to insufficient funds may result in a charge plus the amount of the check.
Withdrawal and Refund Policy
Stephens will refund all of the student’s comprehensive fees if he or she cancels enrollment from the College, prior to the first day of classes. After the first day of classes and prior to 60% of the completion of the semester, if a student officially withdraws from the program, or drops all coursework he or she was enrolled in for that semester, either voluntarily or at the request of the College, a proration of comprehensive fees is calculated based on the number of days attended compared to the total number of days in the semester. Calendar days (including weekends) are used, but breaks of at least five days are excluded. Comprehensive fees are credited and financial aid is charged back to the student’s account according to this calculation.
Federally funded aid will be charged back in accordance with Federal regulations in the following order: Unsubsidized Federal Stafford loans, Subsidized Federal Stafford loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal PLUS loans, and Federal Grants.
Official notification of withdrawal from the program must be given to the Director of the Division of Graduate and Continuing Studies in all cases of voluntary withdrawal. In cases where students are dropping all courses for a semester, but not officially withdrawing from the program, students may contact their academic advisor to process an add/drop form. If no official notice is given (whether withdrawing from the program or dropping all courses for one semester) the documented last date of attendance will be used.
After the 60% point in the semester, a student will be charged 100% of the comprehensive fees and will be deemed to have earned 100% of his or her financial aid.
All fees are subject to change at any time at the discretion of the Stephens College Board of Trustees.