GENERAL INFORMATION ON FEES
Clayton State University conducts classes and
charges fees on a semester basis. All matriculation charges or other charges are
subject to change before the beginning of any semester without prior notice. The
information contained in this chapter should be used only to approximate the cost of
attending Clayton State University. Refer to the Semester Schedule of
Classes (on paper or on-line) for the most current information concerning fees and refund
Semester fees are payable on or before registration payment deadlines
as published for each semester. A student’s registration process is not complete
until payment is made in full.
Checks should be made payable to Clayton State University
for the exact amount of the required fees. During the normal registration period, the
University accepts payment by VISA, American Express, and MasterCard subject to validation
and approval. (Discover Card is accepted in person but as of publication date, Discover is
not accepted on-line.)
Payment of fees may not be deferred. All fees are due and payable upon
If a financial institution declines payment of a student’s
personal check and returns it to the University, the student will be charged $15.00 or 5%,
whichever is greater. If a student check used for payment of registration fees is
returned, the student will be assessed a late registration fee in addition to the service
charge. A stop payment of a check does not constitute a formal withdrawal from the
University or cancellation of registration and is considered a returned check. Students
who do not clear their financial obligations within one week will have their registrations
cancelled. Official transcripts of credit will not be issued for students whose accounts
in the Bursar’s Office are held to be delinquent. If necessary, legal action will be
initiated by the University for the collection of debts.
IMPORTANT NOTE: For fee payment and refund purposes, the first
class day of the semester is defined as the first day of the semester as listed in the
Schedule of Classes regardless of when the first meeting of any given section of class is
REQUIRED FEES 1999-2000
(2000-2001 fees were not set at publication time. Current fees will be
published in the semester Schedule of Classes.)
Semester Matriculation Fees
* Determination of residency for the purpose of assessing fees is
established at the time of admission. See the Admissions Information chapter for official
policy on state of residence.
Other Per Semester Fees Required of ALL Students
A $300.00 per semester fee will be charged for access to
information technology and resources, including institution-provided notebook computer
with help desk and Internet access on an academic term basis.
Other Fees – Required for Certain Courses Only
Other Required Fees – One-time fees and late fees.
Books, Software, and Other Course-Related Costs
Textbooks, software, and other materials or expenses required for
courses at Clayton State University are the responsibility of the individual
student. Textbooks and other course materials are sold at the Campus Store and may also be
available from off-campus sources. Materials may be ordered on-line from Clayton State University's e-Store, Clayton State Universityestore.com. The cost of course materials varies with the
course of study the student pursues; however, the typical full-time student may expect to
spend between $250 and $450 each semester for course materials.
Financial Aid and Scholarships
For information on financial aid and scholarship programs available at
Clayton State University, refer to the Financial Aid chapter of this
Even though a student may be receiving financial aid (including loans)
or scholarship funds administered by Clayton State, it is the student’s personal
responsibility to make sure that such funds are applied to his or her account. If funds
are not properly credited, the student’s class registration is subject to
cancellation for non-payment.
It is imperative that students receiving financial aid or scholarships
carefully follow all official policies and procedures, including payment procedures,
published in the Semester Schedule of Classes.
Nursing and Dental Hygiene Expenses
A student enrolling in a program in Nursing or Dental Hygiene should
expect additional expenses for uniforms, graduation pins, and liability insurance. In the
case of Dental Hygiene students, there are costs for instruments. A list of such costs is
available in the School of Health Sciences.
A student who wishes to audit a course will be charged the same fees as
a student taking the course for credit. Requirements for auditing are published in the
chapters on Admissions and Academic Information.
Students 62 Or Older
A student 62 years of age or older may attend Clayton State University without payment of fees, except for supplies and laboratory or shop fees,
when space is available. Other requirements are included in the Admissions Information
Regent's Tuition Remission and Reimbursement Policy
Full-time employees of the Board of Regents of the University System of
Georgia who are eligible to participate in the Tuition Remission and Reimbursement program
should contact the office of Personnel Services for complete information. Clayton State University participates fully in this program.
Continuing Education Course Fees
Continuing Education Courses are offered each semester by the Office of
Continuing Education. Academic credit is not awarded for Continuing Education courses.
Fees and refund policies for these courses are listed in brochures published by that
Refunds are granted only in limited cases as explained below.
See the Academic Information chapter and the Semester Schedule of Classes for information,
policies, and procedures on registration, late registration, drop/add (schedule change),
and withdrawal. Any changes in policies will be published in the Semester Schedule of
NOTICE OF PENDING CHANGES
Beginning Fall Semester 2000, Clayton State University is required to implement the new
United States Department of Education’s Return of Title IV Aid Policy for managing
federal financial aid funds. At the date that this catalog went to press, the University
System of Georgia had not completed the process of altering their refund policy to reflect
changes in federal policy.
The most important aspect of the new federal policy is that the date of
withdrawal will determine how much of the original aid award the student actually
"earned". If the student is found to have earned less aid than was actually
received, the student will be required to repay the aid that was disbursed on their
As soon as the University System of Georgia has completed the process
of altering their refund policy, more detailed information will be made available to
students. Please refer to your Schedule of Classes for each term and to your financial aid
award letter for further details.
IMPORTANT NOTE: No refunds will be issued until the
University-owned computer and any other University-owned equipment checked out to the
student have been returned in satisfactory condition.
The specific days for each percentage category are published in the
Semester Schedule of Classes.
Important Note: Students who withdraw from classes due to accident or
illness are to the above refund percentages and deadlines regardless of how serious the
medical situation may be. The student or his or her agent with written authorization must
contact the Office of the Registrar in a timely manner.
DEATH AND MILITARY REFUNDS
A refund of all non-resident fees, matriculation fees, and other
mandatory fees shall be made in the event of the death of a student at any time during an
academic semester. (Contact the Registrar’s Office for details.)
Military students are entitled to a full refund of matriculation fees
paid for a semester of enrollment in the following cases: (1) students who are members of
the Georgia National Guard or other reserve components of the Armed Forces who receive
emergency orders to active military duty, and (2) military personnel on active duty in the
Armed Forces who, before the end of their present station assignment, receive emergency
orders for a temporary or permanent change of duty location. (Contact the
Registrar’s Office for details.)