Jun 14, 2024  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

4. Tuition and Expenses

The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning approved the following expenses.

4.1 Tuition and Fees

A portion of student tuition and fee charges is used for operating costs, including scholarships, tuition waivers, and other operating costs. It is the intent of the University to keep expenses at a minimum. The residence halls and food service must be self-supporting, and their fees are set according to costs.

Summary of Expenses per Semester

2018-2019 Tuition
Capital Improvement
Mandatory Fee
Undergraduate Full-Time
(12-19 hours, per semester)
$3,420.00 $50.00   $3,470.00
Undergraduate Part-Time
(1-11 hours, per credit hour)
$285.00 $4.17  $289.17

Nursing RN-to-BSN Program

Nursing RN-to-BSN Flat-Rate Tuition                                                                                                        $10,000

Based on 3 semesters (Fall, Spring, Summer) Includes tuition, capital improvement fees, and course fees.

* Fees resulting from an overload will be the responsibility of the student.

Overload Tuition:

Undergraduate students taking more than 19 semester hours must pay an additional $285.00 per credit hour.


Late Registration $10
Change of Course (Drop/Add) - per change $10
On-line Course  - per credit hour $25

Updated tuition and fees, including summer school tuition are also published online (http://www.muw.edu/accounting/students/tuition).

Full-time commuting students, attending at least one class on campus, will be assessed a $125 Commuter Meal Plan per semester.

4.2 Room and Board

Double Occupancy
Room and Board
Total per Term
Callaway, Jones & Kincannon Full Term $2,101.50 $1,560.00 $3,661.50
  per Accelerated Term $1,050.75 $780.00 $1,830.75
Grossnickle Full Term $2,154.00 $1,560.00 $3,714.00
  per Accelerated Term $1,077.00 $780.00 $1,857.00
Columbus & Hastings-Simmons Full Term $2,227.00 $1,560.00 $3,787.00
  per Accelerated Term $1,113.50 $780.00 $1,893.50
Single Occupancy
Callaway, Jones & Kincannon Full Term $3,673.00 $1,560.00 $5,233.00
  per Accelerated Term $1,836.50 $780.00 $2,616.50
Grossnickle Full Term $3,769.00 $1,560.00 $5329.00
  per Accelerated Term $1,884.50 $780.00 $2,664.50
Columbus & Hastings-Simmons Full Term $3,892.00 $1,560.00 $5,452.00
  per Accelerated Term $1,946.00 $780.00 $2,726.00

Living expenses include housing and the following meal plan choices (*pending approval):

Plan Flex Dollars
Unlimited Cafeteria Meals $200
14 Cafeteria Meals per week $275
10 Cafeteria Meals per week $375
8 Cafeteria Meals per week $425

Flex Dollars can be used in the Subway Café, Simply to Go (Parkinson lobby_, Common Grounds (Fant Library), or to pay for guest meals in the cafeteria.

4.3 Special Fees

Bypass Examination Fee

The fee of $125.00 must accompany the completed application for a bypass examination.

Advanced Placement and CLEP Recording Fees

A $25.00 fee per course must be paid before Advanced Placement or CLEP credit will be recorded on a student’s transcript.

Degree Audit Fee

A non-refundable fee is required of all students who apply for a degree by the deadline published on the Academic Calendar.  Applications for degrees are available in the Office of the Registrar. Should a student not complete graduation requirements for the term indicated, another application must be filed and another audit fee paid. Late fees may be assessed. See the Academic Calendar for deadlines.

Course Participation Fees

Non-refundable fees in addition to tuition are associated with some courses which require the use of special equipment, facilities or materials. These fees, which vary from course to course, will be listed in the schedule of classes each term and will be collected as part of registration.

4.4 Payment

All amounts owed will be due by the Registration Day for each semester:

Fall 2018 - August 22, 2018
Spring 2019- January 14, 2019

Payment Plan I: Payment in full at or before registration.

Pay the amount due on BannerWeb Student Account Summary.

NOTE: One-half of the approved annual award of scholarships, loans or grants may be deducted from the amount owed. Also, first-time students who receive financial aid under the Title IV program are subject to the refund guidelines of that program. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid for specific guidelines.

Payment Plan 2: Set up a payment plan with Tuition Management Systems

Mississippi University for Women has contracted with Tuition Management Systems to give you an alternative to paying the total cost at the beginning of each semester and also to help you lower the amount you have to borrow. We offer annual (10 or 9 payments) and semester (5 or 4 payments) plans. The only cost is an enrollment fee of $65.00 for the annual plan and $46.00 for a semester plan. There is no interest is charge. Information about the payment plans is available from Tuition Management Systems, Inc. at www.afford.com. Or, contact them at (800) 722-4867 and talk with a professional payment counselor about the payment plan that is best for you.

***If you make a payment by check, and the check is returned unpaid, there will be an electronic debit of your bank account for the check amount and all (applicable) service fees, taxes and related expenses permitted by law.

The University reserves the right to cancel a student’s registration for nonpayment of tuition and fees for a previous enrollment period.

4.5 Adjustments to Charges / Refunds

Adjustments will only be made to the student’s account for classes added and/or registered for until the Last Day To Add And/Or Register For Classes as listed on the University’s Academic Calendar.

Adjustments to tuition are made for students who officially withdraw from the University as follows:

  100 % Refund 95% Refund
Full Fall and Spring Terms first 5 days days 6-10
Full Summer Term first 4 days days 5-6
Accelerated Fall and Spring Terms first 3 days days 4-5
Summer Session (5 weeks sessions) first 2 days  

Non-Attendance of classes does not constitute an official withdrawal from the University. See Withdrawal Procedures in 2. General Student Policies and Practices  .

Students who withdraw from the University during the first two weeks after move-in day will have their living expenses and original meal plan disbursement expenses pro-rated with a 85% refund. After the first two weeks, students who charged for a private room will have rates adjusted if the private room status is changed. No adjustments will be made in housing fees in the last thirty calendar days of the semester.

4.6 Student Obligations

General Information

Accounts owed to the University must be cleared before the student will be allowed to preregister for subsequent terms. The University reserves the right to refuse transcripts, diplomas, degree verifications, and letters of good standing to students whose financial obligations have not been satisfied. Students who withdraw from the University are responsible for any balance remaining on their account.

Any student account that remains unpaid at the end of the term and is not paid within thirty days may be turned over to an outside collection agency. To cover the collection agency costs, a fee will be added to the amount owed by the student.

Identification Cards

All enrolled students are issued a student identification card. The identification card will provide admittance to campus and into campus buildings. The identification card may be used for attaching monies for use at dining services on campus. The identification card may be used to verify identification for check distribution, admission to University events, and/or purchase of University event tickets. Students should keep identification cards with them at all times. Use of another person’s I.D. card constitutes fraud and will result in disciplinary action.

Residential students are issued identification cards to use for obtaining their meals in the Dining Center and for access to the residence halls. Residential students must have their identification card to dine in the Dining Hall, or must pay for their meal.

Lost or stolen identification cards must be reported to the MUW Police Department. A replacement fee will be directly applied to an individual’s banner account. In order to receive a replacement identification card, a picture governmental identification card must be presented to the MUW Police Department.

Parking Decal

Any individual who regularly operates or parks a motor vehicle or motorcycle on the campus and streets of Mississippi University for Women must register the vehicle and display the appropriate decal on or before the first day of classes or within twenty-four hours (excluding weekends and holidays) after it is first brought on the university campus or streets. A fee of $25.00 is charged for a parking decal.

Student Supplies

Books and other academic supplies may be secured at the University bookstore, which is located on the first floor of the Hogarth Student Center. The fees and expenses previously cited do not include the cost of these items.