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    McNeese State University
   
 
  Dec 17, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Fees and Expenses (All Fees are Subject to Change)



Tuition and Fees

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Registration fees are determined for each student by number of credit hours or noncredit hours carried each semester or summer session. The following fee schedules are estimates. All tuition and fees are subject to change by action of the State Legislature, the Board of Supervisors, or by student vote on special assessments.

In addition to the registration fees a nonresident fee will be charged to each student classified as nonresident under the residence regulations of the University of Louisiana System rules as listed in the Academic Regulations, Determination of Residence Classification section of this catalog.

SUMMER 2017

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Subject to change without notice-other tuition rates and fees may apply to some courses and professional programs.

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees - Summer 2017

Credit Hours

TOTAL Louisiana Resident

Nonresident Fee

TOTAL Nonresident

1

1,005.75

0

1,005.75

2

1,048.25

0

1,048.25

3

1,090.75

0

1,090.75

4

1,374.50

0

1,374.50

5

1,648.25

0

1,648.25

6

1,934.00

0

1,934.00

7

2,207.75

3,350.50

5,558.25

8

2,481.50

3,787.50

6,269.00

9

2,755.25

4,224.50

6,979,57

10

3,029.00

4,661.00

7,690.00

11

3,302.75

5,097.50

8,400.25

12

3,580.73

5,537.50

9,118.23

13

3,600.73

5,537.50

9,138.23

14

3,620.73

5,537.50

9,158.23

15

3,640.73

5,537.50

9,178.23

16

3,660.73

5,537.50

9,198.23

17

3,680.73

5,537.50

9,218.23

18

3,700.73

5,537.50

9,238.23

19

3,720.73

5,537.50

9,258.23

20 & above

3,740.73

5,537.50

9,278.23

 

Graduate Tuition and Fees - Summer 2017

Credit Hours

TOTAL Louisiana Resident

Nonresident Fee

TOTAL Nonresident

1

1,258.35

0

1,258.35

2

1,330.85

0

1,330.85

3

1,404.85

0

1,404.85

4

1,793.80

3,350.50

5,144.30

5

2,172.75

3,787.50

5,960.25

6

2,563.70

4,224.50

6,788.20

7

2,947.15

4,661.00

7,608.15

8

3,330.60

5,097.50

8,428.10

9

3,714.74

5,537.50

9,252.24

10

3,743.24

5,537.50

9,280.74

11

3,771.74

5,537.50

9,309.24

12

3,800.24

5,537.50

9,337.74

13

3,820.24

5,537.50

9,357.74

14

3,840.24

5,537.50

9,377.74

15

3,860.24

5,537.50

9,397.74

16

3,880.24

5,537.50

9,417.74

17

3,900.24

5,537.50

9,437.74

18

3,920.24

5,537.50

9,457.74

19

3,940.24

5,537.50

9,477.74

20 & above

3,960.24

5,537.50

9,497.74

 

FALL 2017

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Subject to change without notice-other tuition rates and fees may apply to some courses and professional programs.

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees - Fall 2017

Credit Hours

TOTAL Louisiana Resident

Domestic Nonresident Fee

TOTAL Domestic Nonresident

International Nonresident Fee

TOTAL International Nonresident

1

1,131.25

0

1,131.25

0

1,131.25

2

1,185.75

0

1,185.75

0

1,185.75

3

1,240.25

0

1,240.25

0

1,240.25

4

1,536.00

0

1,536.00

0

1,536.00

5

1,821.75

0

1,821.75

0

1,821.75

6

2,137.50

0

2,137.50

0

2,137.50

7

2,438.25

1,456.00

3,894.25

3,350.50

5,788.75

8

2,724.00

1,664.00

4,388.00

3,787.50

6,511.50

9

3,009.75

1,872.00

4,881.75

4,224.50

7,234.25

10

3,295.50

2,080.00

5,375.50

4,661.00

7,956.50

11

3,581.25

2,288.00

5,869.25

5,097.50

8,678.75

12

3,871.23

2,500.00

6,371.23

5,537.50

9,408.73

13

3,903.23

2,500.00

6,403.23

5,537.50

9,440.73

14

3,935.23

2,500.00

6,435.23

5,537.50

9,472.73

15

3,967.23

2,500.00

6,467.23

5,537.50

9,504.73

16

3,999.23

2,500.00

6,499.23

5,537.50

9,536.73

17

4,031.23

2,500.00

6,531.23

5,537.50

9,568.73

18

4,063.23

2,500.00

6,563.23

5,537.50

9,600.73

19

4,095.23

2,500.00

6,595.23

5,537.50

9,632.73

20 

4,127.23

2,500.00

6,627.23

5,537.50

9,664.73

21

4,154.23

2,500.00

6,654.23

5,537.50

9,691.73

 

Graduate Tuition and Fees - Fall 2017

Credit Hours

TOTAL Louisiana Resident

Domestic Nonresident Fee

TOTAL Domestic Nonresident

International Nonresident Fee

TOTAL International Nonresident

1

1,383.85

0

1,383.85

0

1,383.85

2

1,468.35

0

1,468.35

0

1,468.35

3

1,554.35

0

1.554.35

0

1,554.35

4

1,955.30

1,112.00

3,067.30

3,350.50

5,305.80

5

2,346.25

1,390.00

3,736.25

3,787.50

6,133.75

6

2,767.20

1,668.00

4,435.20

4,224.50

6,991.70

7

3,177.65

1,946.00

5,123.65

4,661.00

7,838.65

8

3,573.10

2,224.00

5,794.10

5,097.50

8,670.60

9

3,969.24

2,500.00

6,469.24

5,537.50

9,506.74

10

4,009.74

2,500.00

6,509.74

5,537.50

9,547.24

11

4,050.24

2,500.00

6,550.24

5,537.50

9,587.74

12

4,090.74

2,500.00

6,590.74

5,537.50

9,628.24

13

4,122.74

2,500.00

6,622.74

5,537.50

9,660.24

14

4,154.74

2,500.00

6,654.74

5,537.50

9,692.24

15

4,186.74

2,500.00

6,686.74

5,537.50

9,724.24

16

4,218.74

2,500.00

6,718.74

5,537.50

9,756.24

17

4,250.74

2,500.00

6,750.74

5,537.50

9,788.24

18

4,282.74

2,500.00

6,782.74

5,537.50

9,820.24

19

4,314.74

2,500.00

6,814.74

5,537.50

9,852.24

20

4,346.74

2,500.00

6,846.74

5,537.50

9,884.24

21 4,373.74 2,500.00

6,873.74

5,537.50

9,911 .24

  

SPRING 2018

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Subject to change without notice-other tuition rates and fees may apply to some courses and professional programs.

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees - Spring 2018

Credit Hours

TOTAL Louisiana Resident

Domestic Nonresident Fee

TOTAL Domestic Nonresident

International Nonresident Fee

TOTAL International Nonresident

1

1,131.25

0

1,131.25

0

1,131.25

2

1,185.75

0

1,185.75

0

1,185.75

3

1,240.25

0

1,240.25

0

1,240.25

4

1,536.00

0

1,536.00

0

1,536.00

5

1,821.75

0

1,821.75

0

1,821.75

6

2,137.50

0

2,137.50

0

2,137.50

7

2,423.25

1,456.00

3,879.25

3,350.50

5,773.75

8

2,709.00

1,664.00

4,373.00

3,787.50

6,496.50

9

2,994.75

1,872.00

4,866.75

4,224.50

7,219.25

10

3,280.50

2,080.00

5,360.50

4,661.00

7,941.50

11

3,566.25

2,288.00

5,854.25

5,097.50

8,663.75

12

3,856.23

2,500.00

6,356.23

5,537.50

9,393.73

13

3,888.23

2,500.00

6,388.23

5,537.50

9,425.73

14

3,920.23

2,500.00

6,420.23

5,537.50

9,457.73

15

3,952.23

2,500.00

6,452.23

5,537.50

9,489.73

16

3,984.23

2,500.00

6,484.23

5,537.50

9,521.73

17

4,016.23

2,500.00

6,516.23

5,537.50

9,553.73

18

4,048.23

2,500.00

6,548.23

5,537.50

9,585.73

19

4,080.23

2,500.00

6,580.23

5,537.50

9,617.73

20

4,112.23

2,500.00

6,612.23

5,537.50

9,649.73

21

4,139.23

2,500.00

6,639.23

5,537.50

9,676.73

 

Graduate Tuition and Fees - Spring 2018

Credit Hours

TOTAL Louisiana Resident

Domestic Nonresident Fee

TOTAL Domestic Nonresident

International Nonresident Fee

TOTAL International Nonresident

1

1,383.85

0 1,383.85

0

1,383.85

2

1,467.35

0 1,468.35

0

1,468.35

3

1,554.35

0 1,554.35

0

1,554.35

4

1,955.30

1,112.00 3,067.30

3,350.50

5,305.80

5

2,346.25

1,390.00 3,736.25

3,787.50

6,133.75

6

2,767.20

1,668.00 4,435.20

4,224.50

6,991.70

7

3,162.65

1,946.00 5,108.65

4,661.00

7,823.65

8

3,558.10

2,224.00 5,782.10

5,097.50

8,655.60

9

3,954.24

2,500.00 6,454.24

5,537.50

9,491.74

10

3,994.74

2,500.00 6,494.74

5,537.50

9,532.24

11

4,035.24

2,500.00 6,535.24

5,537.50

9,572.74

12

4,075.74

2,500.00 6,575.74

5,537.50

9,613.24

13

4,107.74

2,500.00 6,607.74

5,537.50

9,645.24

14

4,139.74

2,500.00 6,639.74

5,537.50

9,677.24

15

4,171.74

2,500.00 6,671.74

5,537.50

9,709.24

16

4,203.74

2,500.00 6,703.74

5,537.50

9,741.24

17

4,235.74

2,500.00 6,735.74

5,537.50

9,773.24

18

4,267.74

2,500.00 6,767.74

5,537.50

9,805.24

19

4,299.74

2,500.00 6,799.74

5,537.50

9,837.24

20

4,331.74

2,500.00 6,831.74

5,537.50

9,869.24

21

4,358.74

2,500.00 6,858.74

5,537.50

9,896.24

 

Special Assessments Included in Fees

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Special assessments not specifically outlined by University of Louisiana policy but approved individually by the Board (subject to change):

Regular Fees

 

Undergraduate Fall & Spring

Graduate Fall & Spring

Summer

Board Assessed Fees

0-6

7+

0-6

7+

0+

Academic Enhancement

$25

$25

$25

$25

$25

Academic Excellence 1

$60

$120

$60

$90

$120

Building Use $10 $10 $10 $10 $10
Facility Use 2 $24 $48 $31.50 $48 See Fall & Spring

General 3

$165

$340.56

$172.20

$312.37

See Fall & Spring

Operational 4

$32

$59

$32

$59

$59

Technology 5

$30

$100

$30

$100

$100

University Assessed Fees

0-6

7+

0-6

7+

0+

Energy Surcharge 6 $51 $102 $51 $102 $102
Enrollment Services 7 $30 $30 $30 $30 $30

Institutional Evaluation

$15

$15

$15

$15

$15

Student Health Services

$40

$40

$40

$40

$15

Student Life 8

$30

$30

$30

$30

$10

Student Self-Assessed Fees

0-6

7+

0-6

7+

0+

Alumni $1 $1 $1 $1 $0.50
Art $1 $1 $1 $1 $1
Athletic Field House $10 $10 $10 $10 $10
Athletics 9 $57 $57 $57 $57 -
Band $9 $9 $9 $9 $6
Campus Development $15 $15 $15 $15 $15
Cheerleaders $1.50 $1.50 $1.50 $1.50 $1
Choir $1 $1 $1 $1 -

Contraband (Newspaper)

$3

$3

$3

$3

-

Cowgirl Kickers $2 $2 $2 $2 $1
Debate $4 $4 $4 $4 $4
Greek Life $8 $8 $8 $8 -
Health & Physical Education Facilities $30 $30 $30 $30 $30
Leadership $3 $3 $3 $3 -
Library $15 $15 $15 $15 $15

Log (Yearbook) 10

-

$15

-

$15

-

Multicultural $3 $3 $3 $3 -
Organization $3 $3 $3 $3 $1
Parking Garage $75 $75 $75 $75 $75
Rodeo $4.50 $4.50 $4.50 $4.50 $4
Safety $5 $5 $5 $5 $5

Student Government Association (SGA)

$5

$5

$5

$5

$3

Student Union Board (SUB)

$10

$10

$10

$10

$4

Theatre

$2

$2

$2

$2

$2

1 $10 per hour capped at $120 for undergraduates and $90 for graduates
2 For undergraduates, $4 per hour capped at $48; for graduates, increases by $5.50 per hour capped at $48 (only increases by $4 from 1 hour to 2 hours)
3 Increases per hour as authorized by Act 377 of the 2015 Louisiana Legislature Regular Session
4 4% of tuition and fees capped at $59
5 $5 per hour capped at $100
6 $8.50 per hour capped at $102
7 $20 for students enrolled in 1-3 hours
8 Only paid by students enrolled in 6+ hours
9 Sum of two separate fees in the amount of $32 and $25, allocated for different purposes
10 Not paid in the spring semester

 

Special Fees
Additional Course-specific Fees Vary by course

Chemistry Laboratory Deposit Fee (per card)

$20

Chemistry Breakage Fee (refundable)

$10

Credit Examination (per credit hour) $10
ENGR 350 or 450 (in lieu of tuition for courses) $115
ENGR 550 (in lieu of tuition for courses) $160
Graduate Online Degree Program Fee (for 100% online classes; per credit hour) $30
HHP 156 or 212 $100

ID Replacement Charge (name change, lost, or mutilated)

$10

Nursing Graduate Clinical Course Fee $40
Nursing Undergraduate Clinical Application Fee $30
Nursing Undergraduate Clinical Lab Fee $240
Orientation $100
Physics $10

Publisher’s License Fee (per course)

$40

Student Teaching $25
Undergraduate Online Degree Program Fee (for 100% online classes; per credit hour) $10

Web and Off-campus Compressed Video Courses (per credit hour)

$20

 

Changes in Fees

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Any increase or refund in fees is determined after the last date to register, add courses, make section changes, and change credit or noncredit classification. Students are expected to pay any increase in fees due to a change in the total number of hours scheduled or a correction of the fee assessment by the published deadline for the payment of fees.

Other Fees

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Application Fee

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A nonrefundable application fee of $20 for United States students and $30 for international students will be assessed to each person making application for admission or readmission to McNeese State University. A nonrefundable application fee of $40 for United States students and $50 for international students will be assessed to each person making late application for admission or readmission. Application fees are approved by the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors.

Housing and Dining Fees

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Housing and dining fees are subject to change from year to year. See the Office of University Services for the most current information about housing and dining charges. Housing rate information may also be obtained at the Office of Housing and Residence Life (corner of Beauregard Drive and Jefferson Davis Drive). Dining rate information may also be obtained at the Office of McNeese Dining and Catering (Student Services/Student Union Complex next to the McNeese Post Office).

Charges for dining plans are assessed to the student’s fee bill at the beginning of each semester of residence on the campus. All resident students are required to purchase a meal plan each semester in which they reside in campus housing.   Dining plans are not transferable to other persons.

Charges for housing are billed separately from the student’s fee bill and must be paid according to terms of lease agreements executed through the Office of Housing and Residence Life. Rent payments are typically due upon move-in and on the first day of each month of the lease term. Scholarship and financial aid funds may be used to pay for housing charges, but the student is responsible for ensuring arrangements are made for such payment between the University and the housing office at the beginning of each academic term.

International Student Fees

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International students on an F-1 student visa are assessed a special fee of $60 in the fall and spring semesters and summer session. Government-sponsored international students on an F-1 student visa are assessed an additional special fee of $350 in the fall and spring semesters and summer session.

The United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requires McNeese State University to withhold 14 percent federal income tax from nonresident alien student scholarship awards which are designated for assistance other than tuition and fees. A student whose country of origin is tax-exempt under a United States tax treaty may complete IRS form 1001. The IRS form is available through the McNeese Administrative Accounting Office located in Smith Hall.

Late Registration Fee

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A late registration fee of $75.00 will be charged any student registering after the close of the regular registration period. First-time freshmen are exempted from the late registration fee during their first semester of attendance.

Returned Check Fee

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When a check is returned by the student’s bank for any reason, a $25.00 service charge is assessed by the University. The student has 10 days after notice is mailed by the University to make reimbursement plus pay the service charge for the returned check. Reimbursement must be made by cash, money order, or cashier’s check. Failure to comply within the designated time may result in cancellation of the student’s registration or filing of the returned check with the District Attorney’s office if the check was for payment other than registration fees. The University will not accept a check from a student after one has been returned for any reason. All returned checks are subject to the $25.00 service charge. Personal checks not made payable to the University are not accepted.

Textbooks and Supplies

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The cost of books and supplies varies, depending on the number of hours carried and courses pursued. The textbooks used at McNeese State University and all necessary school supplies are available for purchase at the University Bookstore.

Exemptions and Waivers

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Financial Hardship

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McNeese State University and the State Legislature are concerned about students who may be faced with financial difficulties as a result of the recent increases in the cost of tuition and fees. To assist its students, McNeese has made financial hardship waivers available to help needy students with increased tuition costs. The maximum value of the financial hardship waiver is $264 per semester for students who qualify.

The following criteria have been established by McNeese State University for determining students who will qualify for the financial hardship waiver. A student must meet all of these criteria to qualify:

  • The cashier’s office must have received a completed Financial Hardship waiver application by the 28th day of the semester for which the waiver is being requested.
  • The student must be a Louisiana resident as defined by the Registrar’s Office.
  • The student must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student (12 or more credit hours) on the 28th day of the semester for which the waiver is being requested.
  • The student must be qualified for and receiving a Federal Pell Grant with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of zero as determined by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • The student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. The student must not have received any institutional/Foundation scholarships, third party contracts, or fee waiver/tuition exemptions.

Financial hardship waiver applications can be found at http://www.mcneese.edu/ba. If you think you meet the above criteria, we encourage you to complete and submit this form to the McNeese State University Cashier’s Office in Smith Hall (in person, via fax to 337-475-5383, or by mail to McNeese Administrative Accounting, Box 92935, Lake Charles, LA 70609) by the 28th day of the semester.

Louisiana National Guard Soldiers

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Under Louisiana Statute R. S. 29:36.1, certain members of the Louisiana National Guard may be exempted from paying the tuition portion of fees. Even with this exemption, a student must pay all fees for the fall and spring semesters and summer session. The student may claim the exemption at the time of registration by identifying himself/herself as a member of the Louisiana National Guard and showing a military identification card; eligibility will be verified against a list supplied to the University. All claims not made at the time of registration must be claimed at the Cashier’s Office by the 15th class day of the semester. Students placed on academic probation or suspension by McNeese State University are not eligible for the exemption while the probation or suspension is in effect. Students who do not qualify for exemption must pay tuition, fees, and special assessments at the time of registration.

An applicant who is declared a nonresident student for fee purposes may request that the Ad Hoc Residency Committee review the residency classification of the student. Waiver of the nonresident fee will be made only upon approval of the committee. If a student enrolls and pays a nonresident fee, there will be no exemption from paying the nonresident fee for subsequent semesters even though a Louisiana National Guard fee waiver has been acquired.

McNeese Employees and Spouses/Dependents

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Information regarding tuition and fee waivers for employees of McNeese State University, their spouses, and their dependents can be found in the Employee Tuition and Fee Policy.

McNeese Graduate Assistants

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Qualified graduate students pursuing at least six hours of graduate work, enrolled in a graduate degree program, and in good academic standing may be eligible for a graduate assistantship. Graduate assistants employed through the Office of Human Resources and Student Employment are allowed credit for one-half of the tuition portion of their fees. This exemption is granted only upon presentation of a properly completed graduate assistant fee exemption application at the time of registration. All approvals (signatures) must be obtained before the exemption will be allowed.

In addition, all graduate assistant fee exemptions must be claimed by the 14th class day. Any graduate assistant who resigns or is terminated after the end of late registration does not reimburse the institution for the pro-rated share of their exempted tuition; however, they are ineligible for future employment as a graduate assistant unless approved by the dean of the Graduate School.

Senior Citizens Aged 60 and Older

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Students aged 60 or older as of the first day of classes are eligible to enroll in one three-credit hour course for a reduced rate of $63.50, which is the amount of fees mandated by statute. Students are also responsible for any additional class fees, such as lab fees, online class fees, etc. If a student enrolls in more than three credit hours, those credit hours are assessed at the regular rate. Discounts for students aged 60 or older are only applicable to one attempt per course. Course repeats are subject to full tuition and fee costs.

Spouses/Dependents of Deceased or Disabled Louisiana Firefighters/Policemen

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Louisiana RS:1681 and RS:1682 provide exemptions and/or scholarship awards for spouses and dependent children of full-time police officers, deputy sheriffs, and firefighters who are killed or permanently disabled in the line of duty. The awards may consist of tuition and fees, book allowances, and on-campus room and board. Specific definitions, values, and qualifications are outlined in state statutes. Students must apply and be granted admission to the institution before scholarship eligibility may be determined.

Students seeking to determine eligibility for these awards should submit the following to the Office of Scholarships:

  1. Verification from the employing agency or retirement system that the police officer/firefighter was employed full-time and killed/disabled in the line of duty;
  2. Birth certificate of dependent child;
  3. Marriage certificate (if spouse of firefighter is applying);
  4. Most recent tax return indicating dependency status of applicant; and
  5. If transferring from another college/university, verification of prior tuition/fee payments from the former institution.

Notification of eligibility, value of awards, and requirements for continuation are administered by the Office of Scholarships.

Payments

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Students have the option of paying online via the web with either a check or a credit/debit card, or may pay the University directly via drop box, mail, or in person at the Cashier’s Office in Smith Hall. If payment-in-full or installment plan arrangements have not been made by the due date, the students’ classes and tuition/fee balance may be deleted from the student information system.

Delinquent Accounts

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Student account balances generally consists of charges for tuition and fees, books, supplies, meal plans, parking fines, library fines, as well as other miscellaneous fees. When student accounts become delinquent, appropriate registration and transcript holds are placed on the student’s account. Delinquent accounts that are more than $200 and 180 days old are reviewed and a final statement of account is mailed to the last known address advising the student that their account will be placed for collection with the Attorney General’s office within forty-five (45) days. At that time, the student has an opportunity to pay in full or make payment arrangements, or dispute the charges. After forty-five (45) days, the unsettled accounts are electronically sent to the Louisiana Attorney General via secured channels. Once the account has been turned over to the Attorney General, all University internal collection efforts are stopped, and the account must be paid through the Attorney General’s office.

Installment Plan

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The University offers an installment plan for the payment of tuition and fees. To set up an installment plan, a student must sign a promissory note and pay 1/3 of the tuition and fee balance at the beginning of the semester in fall and spring and 50 percent of the tuition and fee balance at the beginning of the summer session. When the form is completed, a $30 processing fee is assessed, and the student agrees to make two additional payments in the fall or spring semester or one additional payment in the summer session. Students who do not make payments on time are subject to late fees, possible collection costs, and may not be eligible for future payment plans. Questions about the installment plan can be directed to the Office of Administrative Accounting at 475-5107 or msucashiers@mcneese.edu.

Refunds

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Students dropping individual courses after the end of late registration do not receive registration refunds. The refund policies for housing, dining, and student insurance are included under the appropriate sections of this catalog.

Chemistry Laboratory Deposit Fee

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The deadline to collect a refund of the chemistry laboratory deposit fee for the fall and spring semesters is 4:00 p.m. on the last day of the semester. For the summer session, the laboratory deposit fee is refundable for five days after the official close of the session. Special course/lab fees are not covered under this policy.

Military Service

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Voluntary Enlistment. Students in good standing who volunteer for active duty with the Armed Services and resign from the University before the day deemed as mid-semester will have tuition and fees, and if applicable, the nonresident fee refunded in full exclusive of student insurance fees and other non-refundable fees. After midsemester, only 50 percent of the tuition and fees, excluding student insurance fees and other non-refundable fees, will be refunded. Documentary proof establishing voluntary enlistment will be required before tuition and fees are refunded.

Involuntary Activation. Students in good standing who are involuntary activated with the Armed Services and resign from the University by the last day to resign or withdraw from classes with a grade or “W” will have tuition and fees refunded in full exclusive of student insurance fees and other non-refundable fees. Official military orders indicating activation are required and must be supplied to the Office of the Registrar. After the last day to resign or withdraw from classes with a grade of “W”, additional options are available to students. The McNeese policy is in accordance with the Board of Regents and University of Louisiana System policies. Students should contact the Office of the Registrar for more information.

Resignation from the University

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The date that a student officially resigns from the University determines whether fees are refunded. The schedule refers to calendar days including weekends, beginning with the first day of classes as designated in the official University calendar. The refund policy and drop dates apply to off-campus courses as well as on-campus courses. The University will be unable to provide fee refunds for at least four to eight weeks following the first day of classes during the fall and spring semesters and from two to four weeks during the summer session.

Fall and Spring Semesters
Through last day of late registration   100% minus $10.00
Through 14th day   80%
15th day through 21st day   60%
22nd day through 28th day   40%
29th day through 35th day   20%
36th day and later   None
Summer Session*
Through last day of late registration   100% minus $10.00
Through 7th day   80%
8th day through 10th day   60%
11th day through 14th day   40%
15th day through 17th day   20%
18th day and later   None

*Refunds for Term I and Term II summer sessions will be prorated accordingly.

For more information contact the Cashier’s Office.

The institutional refund amount determined in the above manner will be credited in the following order:

1st   Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans
2nd   Federal Stafford Loans
3rd   Federal PLUS Loans
4th   Federal Perkins Loans
5th   Federal Pell Grant
6th   Federal SEOG
7th   State Grants and Scholarships (including SSIG)
8th   Institutional Scholarships

After the institutional refund has been credited in this order, any remaining amount will be returned to the student.

Veterans Affairs Educational Benefits

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Information about various Veterans Affairs (VA) educational benefits programs is available in the Office of the Registrar. Qualified students who have never received VA educational benefits should visit the Registrar’s Office to begin the application process. Qualified students who wish to be certified to VA for educational benefits should submit to the Registrar’s Office a Request to be Certified (McNeese Form R-471) each semester they wish to receive benefits. Students who have previously received VA educational benefits but have changed majors, changed schools, or have not attended McNeese in more than six months must also submit VA Form 22-1995. All necessary VA forms can be obtained from the Registrar’s Office or on the University’s Web site at www.mcneese.edu/registrar/va-forms.

The VA student and school officials have a mutual responsibility for complying with the law and regulations pertaining to veterans and other eligible persons. Additional information about veterans’ educational benefits is available at www.gibill.va.gov/.