Tuition and Fees
The following information on tuition and fees applies to the 2016-2017 academic year.
Application Fee: A non-refundable application fee of $100 is to be paid at the time of application to a degree or certificate program. Payment can be made online during the application process, by mail to our campus address, or in person at our Student Finance Office. Please note that applications are not forwarded to Admissions until payment has been made.
Tuition Costs: The tuition costs remain at $250.00 per credit, which generally equates to $750.00 per course. Horizon University courses are typically 3 credits, and full time attendance is defined as 12 credits per period.
Term Registration Fee: In addition to tuition costs, there is a non-refundable registration fee of $50 for every 12 weeks of classes for a maximum of $200 per academic year.
Online Access Fee: For students taking classes in an online format, there is a non-refundable access fee of $50 charged per course for every 12 weeks of classes at the time of registration. This translates to $400 per academic year for Adult and Professional Studies students and will vary for Traditional Studies students depending on online registration elections.
Transcript fee: Official transcripts are made available upon receipt of a completed Transcript Request Form and payment of $10 per transcript. Transcripts will be mailed within ten business days of payment. Rush service will process requests within 48 hours for an additional $15 flat fee (not per transcript.)
Student Practicum fee: Students in their Senior year are required to complete a student ministry practicum. Enrollment in the student practicum is $100 plus the $50 online access fee. There are no tuition costs associated with the Student Ministry Practicum.
Tuition is due at the time of registration and is considered past due after the Add/Drop date for the term.
Tuition Installment Plan: Under certain circumstances, students may be allowed to extend tuition payments over a period of time. The agreed upon payment plan remains in effect until either the balance is paid in full or the student fails to meet the plan requirements at which time the balance is due immediately. Please note that students receiving financial aid or G.I. Bill benefits are not eligible for payment plans.
The following rules apply to student accounts with a payment plan in place:
- The student must pay at least 30% of the total bill for each term upon registration, including all tuition and fees.
- A payment schedule must be submitted to and approved by Student Finance before the Add/Drop date for the term.
- If the student fails to meet the plan’s payment date and/or falls behind in payment, the full balance becomes due immediately.
- Where a payment plan agreement is in place, the student account is locked for future registration activity until the balance is satisfied.
- All grades and transcripts are withheld pending payment in full.
Tuition Refund Policy
Horizon University operates on a semester based calendar, with each semester broken into academic terms. Term start and end dates differ between the Traditional Studies (TS) and Adult Professional Studies (APS) programs. Please review the academic calendar and this policy carefully and contact the administrative offices for clarification, if needed.
In order to be eligible for a tuition refund of any amount, the student must officially withdraw from the course. Official withdrawal is made by completing and signing the Add/Drop/Withdrawal form, and submitting it to the administrative offices by email, U.S. Mail service, or in person. Note that the official date of withdrawal is the date the completed and signed form is received at the administrative offices. Administrative withdrawals (those initiated by the administration rather than the student) are not eligible for refund. When a student completes an Add/Drops/Withdrawal, this action relates to academic standing and that the refund schedule may differ.
Tuition Refund Schedule:
- Traditional Studies (TS) Model
- Day 1 – Day 14 (one-sixth): 100% refunded to the student
- Day 15 – Day 28 (one-third): 50% refunded to the student
- After Day 28: No refund given
- Adult Professional Studies (APS) Model
- Day 1 – Day 7 (one-sixth): 100% refunded to the student
- Day 8 – Day 14 (one-third): 50% refunded to the student
- After Day 14: No refund given
All fees (registration, online access, etc.) are non-refundable and due with tuition by the Add/Drop deadline in each offering period.
Please refer to the 2016-2017 Calendar for Add/Drop dates and term mid-points.)
(Tuition and fees, as well as refund policies, are subject to change each academic year. Please see the admissions offices with any questions you may have.)
Tuition Reimbursement Plans
Many corporations have programs designed to assist employees as they complete or further their education. Students are encouraged to ask their employer about tuition assistance and/or reimbursement prior to enrollment. It is most common that employer programs offer tuition reimbursement, meaning that the student must satisfy the debt to the school and then seek to be reimbursed by their employer. In all cases, the student is responsible for on-time payment regardless of whether they are seeking reimbursement from their employer or not.
Upon request, the University will provide to the student documentation regarding the enrollment, grades, charges and payment. Students are expected to obtain the required documentation on their own when the information is readily available to the student on My Horizon.
Veterans Education Benefits and Title IV Federal Aid
Horizon University has and maintains a policy for the refund of the unused portion of tuition, and fees, and other charges in the event the veteran or eligible person fails to enter the course or withdraws, or is discontinued at any time prior to the completion of a course. The amount charged to the veteran or eligible person for tuition, fees, and other charges does not exceed the approximate pro-rata portion of the total charges for tuition, fees, and other charges, that the length of the completed portion of the course should bear in relation to its total duration.