Tuition and Fees

Basic expenses at Albion College for the academic year are listed below.

Comprehensive Fee, 2006-07
Tuition for the school year is $25,668. This includes activities pass and College newspaper. Room and board charges for the two semesters total $7,406.00 (room $3,622, board $3,784).

$33,074.00

Student Senate Activity Fee (yearly)

$304.00

Health and Wellness Fee (yearly)

$150.00

Application Fee
Covers cost of processing application. Non-refundable.

$20.00

General Deposit

$300.00

Payable upon receiving notice of admission to assure a place in the enrollment. $150 will be credited to the first semester general fees for matriculating students. For students accepted for the first semester, entrance deposits are required by May 1. For students accepted for the second semester, entrance deposits are required by November 15. Entering students who cancel enrollment after May 1 and prior to August 1 for first semester and after November 15 and prior to December 15 for second semester will receive a partial refund of $50. Partial refunds will not be made after August 1 and December 15 for the respective semesters. See ``Refunds'' section for details regarding return of the general deposit to students who have already been enrolled.

Matriculation Fee/Readmission Fee
A one-time matriculation fee of $100 is paid by all matriculating students at registration for administrative and processing costs. Re-admitted students are also required to pay a $50 re-admission fee. Non-refundable.

Textbooks and Supplies
There are no standard fees for textbooks and supplies. However, every student must plan to purchase such items in addition to the expenses listed above. Books and supplies range from $600 to $700 per year for the average Albion student.

Other Educational Fees
(per semester, where applicable)

Tuition each 1/4 unit below 3 units or above 4 1/2 units

$1,090.00

Late Final Enrollment -- First day

20.00

-- Each additional day late

10.00

Tuition for Auditors (per 1/4 unit) without credit

272.00

Off-Campus Study Program Application

40.00

Off-Campus Study Administrative Fee (per semester) 780.00
Commuter Fee (per semester) 500.00

Course Film Charge

25.00

Ceramics, Photography and Sculpture (all one-unit courses)

40.00

Photography (one-half unit courses)

20.00

Book Arts (all)

25.00

Foreign Language Tutorials

25.00

Physical Education (all 1/4 unit activity courses)

25.00

Scuba Diving

250.00

Psychology Laboratory Fee

25.00

Science Laboratory Fee (Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Physics, and Honors classes with labs)

25.00

Music Fees
Private music lesson fees for non-majors:

1/4 unit (1/2 hour lesson per week)

280.00

1/2 unit (1 hour lesson per week)

550.00

Students declaring a music major (and demonstrating this intention by being enrolled in the music classes appropriate to the music major curriculum) will receive at no additional cost up to 1/2 unit of private lessons per semester. All other students must pay the full applied music fee for lessons.

Music facility usage fee (per semester — for all students taking private and applied lessons)

100.00

Refunds: Students who drop private music lessons after the second week of classes will receive no refund. Students dropping lessons during the first two weeks will be charged $40 per scheduled lesson.

Special Fees

Special Student Admission Fee (non-refundable)

$10.00

CLEP Credit

One-half tuition

Identification Card Replacement

25.00

Automobile Registration (per year)

First-year

300.00

Sophomore

300.00

Junior

100.00

Senior

100.00

Replacement of Lost Room Key and Changing Lock Hardware
If a key is lost a second time, a fee of $100 will be charged for replacement.

75.00

Replacement of Lost Mailbox Key
If a key is lost a second time, a fee of $40 will be charged for replacement.

25.00

Replacement of Diploma Insert with Cover

30.00

Board and Utility Fees (two semesters unless otherwise indicated)
Standard Board Plan
5 Meal Plan (any five meals per week) ($770.00 per semester)
Utility Fee
Utility Fee only applies if the student is not on the College's meal plan. Utility fee is reduced by $100.00 if student is on the 5 Meal Plan.

$3,784.00
1,540.00
254.00

Housing Fees (two semesters unless otherwise indicated)

Wesley Hall
Double Room
Single
Double Single

$3,622.00
4,694.00
4,998.00

Seaton Hall
Double Room
Single
Double Single

$3,622.00
4,694.00
4,998.00

Whitehouse Hall
Double Room
Single
Double Single

$3,836.00
4,908.00
5,212.00

Twin Towers
Double Room
Double Single

$3,836.00
5,212.00

Gerstacker International House
Double Room
Single
Double Single

$3,836.00
4,908.00
5,212.00

Fiske
Double Room
Single
Double Single

$3,836.00
4,908.00
5,212.00

Ingham
Double Room
Single
Double Single

$3,836.00
4,908.00
5,212.00

Coffee House
Double Room
Single
Double Single

$4,048.00
5,120.00
5,424.00

Dean Hall

Double Room (plus $254.00 utility fee)
Single (plus $254.00 utility fee)
Double Single (plus $254.00 utility fee)

$4,048.00
5,120.00
5,424.00

1112 Porter Street Annex
Double Room (plus $254.00 utility fee)
Single (plus $254.00 utility fee)
Double Single (plus $254.00 utility fee)

$4,048.00
5,120.00
5,424.00

711 Michigan Avenue Annex
Double Room (plus $254.00 utility fee)
Single (plus $254.00 utility fee)
Double Single (plus $254.00 utility fee)

$4,048.00
5,120.00
5,424.00

Burns Street Apartments

Double Room (plus $254.00 utility fee)
Double Single (plus $254.00 utility fee)
Efficiency (plus $254.00 utility fee)
Family Living (per month)

$4,210.00
5,586.00
4,100.00
678.00

Briton Apartments

Double Room (plus $254.00 utility fee)
Double Single (plus $254.00 utility fee)
$4,606.00
5,982.00
1000 Porter Street Annex
Double Room (plus $254.00 utility fee)
Single (plus $254.00 utility fee)
Double Single (plus $254.00 utility fee)
$4,606.00
5,678.00
5,982.00
416 Cass Street Annex
Double Room (plus $254.00 utility fee)
Double Single (plus $254.00 utility fee)
$4,606.00
5.982.00
501 E. Michigan Avenue Annex
Double Room (plus $254.00 utility fee)
Double Single (plus $254.00 utility fee)
$4,606.00
$5,982.00
507 Erie Street Annex
Double Room (plus $254.00 utility fee)
Single (plus $254.00 utility fee)

$5,002.00
6,074.00

Munger Apartments
Double Room (plus $254.00 utility fee)
Double Single (plus $254.00 utility fee)

$5,002.00
$6,908.00

Munger Annex
Double Room (plus $254.00 utility fee)
Double Single (plus $254.00 utility fee)

$5,002.00
$6,908.00

416 Erie Street Apartments
Double Room (plus $254 utility fee)
Double Single (plus $254 utility fee)

$5,002.00
$6,908.00

The Mae Karro Village

Double room (plus $254.00 utility fee)
Single (plus $254.00 utility fee)
Double Single (plus $254.00 utility fee)

$5,002.00
6,076.00
6,908.00

Fraternities
Room rate based on membership occupancy formula plus $208.00 utility fee

Payment of Tuition and Fees

All accounts are payable in full on final enrollment day at the opening of each semester in cash, by check, by MasterCard, Visa, or Discover Card, or through a College-approved tuition payment plan. For a student to participate in the College's own deferred payment plan, the need for deferred payments must be established in advance at the Business Office. In such cases, the deferred payment plan requires that a minimum of one-half of the basic semester fees (which include tuition, room, board, and any additional miscellaneous fees) must be paid on final enrollment day. The balance will be paid in two equal installments including a time charge differential equal to 1 1/4 percent per month accrued from the date of final enrollment. In 2006-07 the balance of fees is payable on September 29 and October 31 for the first semester, and on February 28 and March 28 for the second semester. A scholarship, grant-in-aid, work credit or loan is not accepted as part of the initial payment. Failure to meet an installment that is past due automatically cancels the privileges of class attendance.

No diploma, certificate, transcript, semester grade report, letter of honorable dismissal or letter of recommendation will be granted to students who have an indebtedness to the College.

Students having any indebtedness to the College will not be permitted to complete enrollment for the following semester's classes.

Sound business practice provides guidelines for all financial transactions with the College, including but not limited to the payment of fees and other obligations, purchases at the bookstore and the cashing of checks. These practices include a respect for accuracy and punctuality; and the College deals both with students and parents when questions concerning these transactions arise.

The College reserves the right to increase or decrease fees and charges according to changes in economic conditions. Published notice of any change normally will be given in advance.

Refunds

Students who withdraw from Albion College (either before, during or after a semester) are subject to the terms of the Albion College refund policy. Depending on the date and circumstances of a student's withdrawal from the College, a refund may be in the form of pro-rated charges and credits, rather than a cash payment to the student. Appeals by those students who feel that individual circumstances warrant exceptions from the established policy should be made in writing to the vice president for student affairs. Both voluntary and involuntary withdrawals are subject to the refund policy.

A $100 withdrawal processing fee will be assessed to any student who withdraws from Albion College before, during or after a semester.

It should be noted that students who have enrolled under a deferred payment agreement are bound to fulfill the terms of that agreement even though they may withdraw from the College prior to the close of a semester.

Refund Policy During the Semester

General Deposit Refunds--General deposit refunds are made in full (less deductions for unpaid College charges) after the end of a semester provided written notice of intent to withdraw is filed with the vice president for student affairs by the following deadline dates:

October 16 for withdrawal at the end of the first semester
March 19
for withdrawal at the end of the second semester

A 50 percent refund of the general deposit will be made when written notice of intent to withdraw is provided to the vice president for student affairs by the following deadline dates:

December 1 for withdrawal at the end of the first semester
August 1
for withdrawal during the summer

A form to indicate one's intent to withdraw is available at the Student Affairs' Office in the Ferguson Student, Technology, and Administrative Services Building. Completion of this form will constitute notification that the student intends to withdraw from the College at the end of the current semester. Should there be a change in the student's plans, it will be necessary for the student to submit an application for readmission.

A student who completes his or her degree will receive a refund of the general deposit less any remaining College charges. (e.g., room damage, loss of keys, etc.)