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University Catalog|Office of the Registrar

Tuition and Fees

The University of Wyoming semester tuition and fee schedules for the 2014-15 academic year, which begins with fall semester 2014, are available from Accounts Receivable, Room 250, Knight Hall, on April 1, 2014.

Summer school tuition and fees will be published in the Summer Bulletin.

Full-time undergraduate refers to undergraduate students enrolled for 12 or more hours, and part-time undergraduate refers to undergraduate students enrolled for less than 12 hours. At the graduate level, 9 or more hours is considered full time and less than 9 hours is classified as part time. Fees do not include special fees.

Student Benefit Package and Insurance

At the beginning of each semester, the part-time student benefit package will be added to the tuition bills of all part-time students (6 through 11.5 credit hours for undergraduates and 4.5 through 8.5 credit hours for graduate students) who have elected to keep the insurance. The cost of the part-time benefit package is not available as of the publication of this document. The benefit package allows part-time students the same benefits as full-time students including, but not limited to, the use of Student Health Service, Half Acre Gym and the opportunity to apply for short-term emergency student loans.

Graduate students taking less than 4.5 credit hours must contact the Graduate School, 109 Knight Hall, to discuss eligibility for and/or payment of the benefit package. Graduate students not receiving a fee waiver need to pay for the package at the Cashier's Office, 170 Knight Hall.

Students who own insurance or choose not to have any health insurance must waive the university's health insurance program at the time of registration. Part-time students who waive the insurance coverage can contact Accounts Receivable, 250 Knight Hall, to sign on for a benefit package, if applicable.

Tuition and Fee Payment 2014-15

All university charges are due prior to 4 p.m. the third Friday of each Fall and Spring Term.

An institutional Payment Plan is available for students who:

  1. have made the 1st installment payment of 1/3 total current term charges due plus 100% of prior term charges, required prior to 4 p.m. the third Friday of the term or
  2. have "OFFERED and ACCEPTED" financial aid equal to or greater than the 1/3 total current term charges plus 100% of prior term charges.

A $15.00 payment plan enrollment fee is charged per semester. The payment plan allows for two additional payments approximately six weeks and nine weeks into the term. Please see the semester class schedule for the exact due dates. Interest of 1.5% per month may be charged on all past due amounts.

Charges for a course delivered by Outreach Credit Programs are due approximately one month before the first day of the class or upon enrollment, whichever occurs later. Please contact Outreach Credit Programs (1-800-448-7801) for details and for exact deadline dates.

Special Course Registration Fees

Additional charges (special course and college fees) must be paid by students enrolling in those courses and colleges with approved special fees. Fees for these courses and colleges will be indicated in the semester Class Schedule.

Tuition Waivers

If an employee, spouse of an employee or cooperating agency waiver is used for payment of tuition and/or fees, the properly completed and signed waiver must be received by the Accounts Receivable office by the first day of the term. Late waivers will not be accepted. All waivers will be applied to accounts after the drop deadline.

Financial Holds

A student failing to pay fees, charges, fines, penalties, deposits or short term loans as prescribed by the Trustees of the University of Wyoming shall be denied registration at the university and copies of academic transcripts and/or diplomas until such fees, charges, fines, penalties, deposits or short term loans are paid in full. A ten-day wait is required before a student loan hold can be removed if the debt is paid with a personal check. Contact Accounts Receivable or the Student Financial Operations Office in Knight Hall for information regarding financial holds.

Summer Session 2014

Please refer to the 2014 Summer Bulletin for rates and applicable deadlines.

Refunds/Cancellations

Tuition and course fees will be canceled or refunded to a student who officially drops a class or classes, withdraws from the university through the Dean of Students office, or changes enrollment status (i.e. non-resident to resident; full-time to part-time) in accordance with the institutional refund policy outlined below.

No tuition penalty will be assessed for dropping and adding during the drop period identified in the term's class schedule unless all classes are dropped or an all-school withdrawal is processed. Students who withdraw from individual courses after the end of the drop/add period will have their charges canceled in accordance with the institutional refund policy outlined below.

Mandatory fees, late registration fees, or service fees are not refundable.

The portion of tuition refund/cancellation is computed from the first day of the term, not class meeting pattern. If a student's initial registration includes blocked classes or short courses that begin at a later date, the refund/cancellation will still be computed from the first day of the term. If a student's initial registration occurs during an approved late registration period, the date for computing a refund/cancellation will be the first day of the term.

Institutional Refund Schedule
Before first day of semester 100%
Semester Class Day 1-8 100%
Semester Class Day 9-15 80%
Semester Class Day 16-20 70%
Semester Class Day 21-25 60%
Semester Class Day 26-30 50%
Semester Class Day 31-35 40%
Semester Class Day 36 forward 0%

**Examples of these calculations are available in Accounts Receivable

The refund schedule for Outreach School courses may vary; see the Outreach School course schedule for current dates.

Financial Aid Federal Return of Funds Policy

A student who receives federal financial aid (other than Federal Work Study pay checks) and chooses to complete less than 60% of an academic term is considered not to have earned all the federal aid he or she has been awarded.

  • If aid already disbursed is equal to earned aid, no further action is required.
  • If aid already disbursed is less than earned aid, additional aid may be offered to the student after he or she withdraws.
  • If aid already disbursed is greater than earned aid, UW and/or the student must return some federal funds.

To determine whether federal funds have been earned or must be returned, UW follows this procedure:

  1. Determine the percentage of the term the student completed. This is calculated by dividing the number of calendar days (including weekends) in a term into the number of calendar days that the student was in attendance for that term.
  2. Apply the percentage of time attended to the total amount of federal aid the student was eligible to receive for the term. This is the student's "earned aid."
  3. Subtract the amount of earned aid from the amount of aid actually disbursed to the student. A positive remainder is the student's "unearned aid." A negative remainder is the student's "earned aid" that may still be offered to the student.
  4. Determine the amount of unearned aid remaining that must be repaid by the student. Subtract the amount of unearned aid repaid by the institution from the total amount of unearned aid.

All unearned aid will be returned to the federal student loan lender or federal aid accounts in the following order: (1) Unsubsidized Stafford Loan; (2) Subsidized Student Loan; (3) Federal Perkins Loan; (4) Federal PLUS (Parent) Loan; (5) Federal Pell Grant; (6) AGC-Smart; (7) Federal SEOG Grant. Any amount owed by the student on a grant will be reduced by 50%.

The date of a student's withdrawal from UW will be the date of the student's notification to the Office of Student Life of an intent to withdraw. When a student fails to officially withdraw from UW, it will be assumed that the withdrawal date is the midpoint of the semester or the last date of documented academic activity.

UW will repay the lesser of (1) the total amount of unearned aid or (2) an amount equal to the student's institutional charges multiplied by the percentage of unearned aid. "Institutional charges" is defined as charges for tuition and fees, plus room and board charges for students living in UW residence halls and apartments. It does not include such charges as bookstore charges, student health insurance premiums, parking citations, or library fines.

The amount of unearned aid owed by the student on a loan may be repaid under the normal repayment terms of the loan. The amount of unearned aid owed by the student on a grant must be repaid immediately.

Any amount of earned aid not yet disbursed to the student will be offered to the student. Such offers will cover any undisbursed grants first, followed by the undisbursed loans.

Examples of how the amount of unearned federal aid a student must return is calculated are available from a professional adviser in the office of Student Financial Aid. A chart detailing the percentage of earned and unearned aid, by calendar day of the semester, is provided in the term's class schedule. In brief, to determine the percentage of earned federal aid, the calculation will use the total number of calendar days in the term divided by the total number of calendar days the student attended.

Interaction of Federal Return of Funds Policy and Institutional Refund Policy

When a student who receives federal financial aid withdraws from the university, he or she may owe a repayment of federal funds and/or be due a refund from UW or owe an additional amount to UW. The Federal Return of Funds policy will be applied before any refund due under the UW policy is disbursed. For details on the application of these policies to a specific situation, please consult with the Accounts Receivable Office, 250 Knight Hall, (307) 766-6232.

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