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LeTourneau University    
 
    
 
  Oct 22, 2017
 
2017-2018 Official University Catalog

Fees and Assistance



Students who desire financial assistance must submit an application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year.  Students are encouraged to file early, as some funding sources are limited.  Contact the LETU Financial Aid Office for assistance. The Student Accounts Office can provide guidance on payment plans and other payment options.

University Costs: Residential Campus Programs

Residential campus program tuition and fee schedules are assessed annually and any changes are effective with the fall term. The established tuition and fees will remain constant throughout each academic year. University costs information for students in global campus programs is located in the next section.

All programs and policies of the University are under continual review. LeTourneau University reserves the right to change its financial policies at any time without prior notice.

2017-2018 Academic Year

 

More Fees and Assistance

Tuition Charges

Tuition hours are calculated based upon registered and attempted hours.

Tuition/semester (12-18 credit hours): $14,385
Tuition 1-6 hours, per credit hour: $523
Tuition 7-11 hours, per credit hour: $1,148
Tuition for additional hours beyond 18, per credit hour: $760
Audit Fee per class (applicable course fees and lab fees apply): $135
Summer School 2018, per credit hour: $355
Residential Graduate Fee (dual enrollment in a graduate course), per course: $350

Dual Enrollment Courses

Online classes: $90 per credit hour
On-site Classes: $90 per credit hour

Instruction-Related Fees

Tuition Deposit: $100
Late Registration Fee: $100
Transcript (per official or unofficial transcript): $5 minimum
Express Transcript Fee (24-hr service, overnight delivery): $30
Diploma Reprint Fee: $35

Student Services Related Fees

Housing Fee (non-refundable): $150
Room and Board/semester: $4,935
Room and Board/semester (private room): $5,685
Room only/week Summer School 2018: $50
Married Housing Rent (effective 8/1/2017): $600 per month
Married Housing Deposit: $225
General Activity Fee Fall and Spring (students enrolled in 6 or more credit hours): $140
General Activity Fee Summer (students enrolled for summer non-refundable): $30
Recreation Fee (students enrolled in 6 or more credit hours): $50
Technology Infrastructure Fee: $85
Study Abroad Fee (students studying abroad/exchange programs): $350
Orientation Fee/New Student Fee: $125
Returned Check or Draft Fee: $30
ID Card Replacement Fee: $10
International Student Processing Fee: $115
Wire Transfer Fee (for all wire transfers sent to LETU): $20

Graduation Fees

Graduation Fee, Undergraduate: $100
Graduation Fee, Graduate: $150
Graduation Reapply Fee, Undergraduate and Graduate: $35
 

School of Engineering

All Engineering majors are assessed a per semester program fee:

Registered in 12 or more credit hours: $1250
Registered in 1-4 credit hours: $310
Registered in 5-8 credit hours: $625
Registered in 9-11 credit hours: $935

School of Nursing

All Nursing majors are assessed a per semester program fee of $550.00 in their Junior and Senior years.

College of Aviation and Aeronautical Science

Flight course fees are based on the amount of flight instructor time and aircraft time required to achieve the proficiencies required for the given course. Charges for flight instructor time includes pre-flight briefing/instruction, flight instruction, and post-flight debriefing/instruction time as well as some ground instruction in preparation for specific flight checks. Aircraft charges are based on actual aircraft time and type of aircraft flown. Each course also includes fees for the simulations lab, electronic records keeping system, and in some cases FAA Check ride and Paperwork processing.  Flight fees must be pre-paid. Students have access to the University’s flight training electronic record keeping system so that they can actively monitor their standing. Students must have sufficient time in their schedules to allow adequate rest and study time.

 

Example of Financial Aid   

 

Flight instruction fees must be pre-paid. When actual flight charges exceed the prepaid flight amount assessed, the student must make financial arrangements for the flight overages. Failure to do so will result in being restricted from flying until the account and charges are brought current. A fuel charge adjustment may be made as fuel prices vary.

Transportation fee for all Aviation and Aeronautical Science students living on campus and taking AERF, AERO, or AVTC courses: $270.00 per semester.

A detailed break-down of flight costs for each flight course and number of hours or units required by each course can be found HERE.  Note: There is a Longview Campus Schedule and a McKinney Campus Schedule.

AERF 1132 Primary Flight 1
AERF 1142 Primary Flight 2
AERF 1201 Flight Policies &Standardization
AERF 2311 Advanced/Commercial Flight I, Tail wheel Operations
AERF 3411 Advanced/Commercial Flight II, Multi-Engine Operations
AERF 3211 Upset Recovery
AERF 3412 Advanced Flight III/Instrument Flight
AERF 3512 Commercial Flight III, Transport Emphasis
AERF 3522 Commercial Flight III, Missions Emphasis
AERF 4201 High Performance
AERF 4601 CFI Flight Instructor Single Engine
AERF 4602 Flight Instructor Initial Flight, MEI Transport
AERF 4611 CFI II Single-Engine Instrument

 

Global Tuition Structure

Students are expected to meet financial obligations for the program according to a set schedule. Any questions regarding payments or problems associated with making payments should be directed to the Student Accounts Office. If the student chooses to apply for federal financial aid to assist in paying educational expenses, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed and submitted online prior to registration.

Global Tuition Rates

LeTourneau University reserves the right to change the tuition and fee schedule at any time.  Tuition and fee schedules are assessed annually each fall.  However, tuition and fees will remain constant during each academic year.  Late fees are assessed for past due balances.  There is a $30 charge for any check returned due to insufficient funds. A graduation fee is due with each application for graduation. 

GLOBAL TUITION RATES FOR 2017-2018

 

 Per Credit Hour

Total for 3 hour Course

Lower Level Non-Major Courses

 

$355.00

 

$1,065.00

Upper Level Non-Major Courses

 

$355.00

 

$1,065.00

All COSC Courses

 

$375.00

 

$1,125.00

All EDUC/READ Courses

 

$405.00

 

$1,215.00

MATH courses (Upper Level)

 

$405.00

 

$1,215.00

PSYC Courses (Upper Level Major)

$450.00

 

$1,350.00

CRIJ Courses (Upper Level Major)

$450.00

 

$1,350.00

Business Courses (Upper Level Major)

$475.00

 

$1,425.00

Aviation Courses (Upper Level Major)

$355.00

 

$1,065.00

Health Care Mgmt (Upper Level Major)

$375.00

 

$1,125.00

MBA  Courses

 

$730.00

 

$2,190.00

MSL Courses

 

$730.00

 

$2,190.00

Master of Health Care

 

$615.00

 

$1,845.00

M.Ed. Courses

 

 

$605.00

 

$1,815.00

Masters of Arts in Counseling

 

$615.00

 

$1,845.00

Masters of Arts in Psychology

 

$615.00

 

$1,845.00

Masters in Engineering

 

$910.00

 

$2,730.00

M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy

 

$615.00

 

$1,845.00

 

 


Textbooks

LeTourneau University partners with Tree of Life Bookstores to provide textbook solutions to students. Students may choose to participate in Tree of Life’s Textbook Butler Program, purchase textbooks from Tree of Life directly, or purchase textbooks privately from any vendor of their choosing. Students participating in the Textbook Butler Program can charge the cost of textbooks to their student account. Students are responsible for payment to LETU for all charges that are applied to their student account through the textbook fulfillment options or through any additional charges assessed when rental textbooks are not returned.

 


 

Payments, Payment Plans and Refunds

Residential Programs

All new, first-time students must pay a non-refundable $100 tuition deposit in preparation for registration.

Returning Student Tuition Deposit

Prior to Fall Registration, returning students must pay a $100 deposit toward their fall tuition. Students who do not return must formally notify the Registrar’s Office before the first day of classes in order to be eligible for a tuition deposit refund.

Housing Fee

All new students must pay a $150 housing reservation fee. Housing assignments are made only for those students who have paid the applicable tuition deposit and the housing fee. Housing assignments are made on a first-come, first-served (first-paid) basis. The fee is refundable (upon request) until May 1 for the fall semester and until December 1 for the spring semester.

Tuition Payment Options

All financial arrangements must be completed during the registration process. Students must complete the registration process through to confirmation for the fall term by August 1 and for the spring term by January 1. Students not reaching confirmation by the deadline will be withdrawn from their courses for the semester. Students who are withdrawn from their courses will be eligible to register again after payment of the late registration fee and after satisfying financial arrangements. Registration in the same course is not guaranteed.

For a student’s schedule to be confirmed, tuition must be paid-in-full or a payment plan sufficient to cover the semester must be established before the confirmation deadline (August 1 for the fall term and January 1 for the spring term).

Payment Plans

Payment plans must be kept current. Students who become two months delinquent on a payment plan will be removed from the TMS payment plan. If a student is removed from the TMS payment plan for a second semester, the student will no longer be eligible to participate in a payment plan.

Tuition Management Systems (TMS) Payment Plan Enrollment Fee (all plans): $50 TMS Late Payment Fee: $40

Installment payment plans begin in July for the fall semester and in December for the spring semester. Payment plans should be established through Tuition Management Systems (TMS). Established TMS payment plans must be current by the confirmation deadline. Students with a delinquent payment plan will be unconfirmed and subject to the course removal policies for students who have not reached confirmation by the published deadline.

Payment in full may be made online. Debit and credit cards are accepted (VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express). In addition, payments are accepted by the cashier in the Student Accounts Office or by mail. The address for submitting payments by mail is:

LeTourneau University
Attention: Student Accounts Office
P. O. Box 7001
Longview, Texas 75607-7001

All checks, money orders, and credit card payments are subject to final payment by the applicable financial institution(s). The University does not assume any responsibility for the loss of cash sent through the mail. All accounts must be paid in full before transcripts, certificates, or diplomas for academic work completed will be released.

Global Programs

Global Tuition Payment Options

Students using Financial Aid as their method of payment who have a balance due exceeding the Financial Aid that they are awarded have the option of a three-month payment plan at the beginning of each semester. The first installment of the payment plan is due no later than the confirmation deadline of module 1, which is the Thursday before the start of the module.  Shorter payment plans are available for students beginning coursework or reaching confirmation later in the semester.

 

Students who are designated as a self-pay for payment method have the option of a three-month payment plan at the beginning of each semester. The first installment of the payment plan is due no later than the confirmation deadline of module 1, which is the Thursday before the start of the module.  Shorter payment plans are available for students beginning coursework or reaching confirmation later in the semester.

Residential Tuition Credit Due to Withdrawal from the University

LeTourneau University has established a fair and equitable refund policy based on the regulations established in section 484B of the Higher Education Act. Contact the University’s Financial Aid Office to review the Act and the applicable regulations.

Prepaid tuition, lab fees, course fees, room and board, and other charges will be refunded to the student’s account based on the student’s official withdrawal date. Prepaid flight charges will be refunded upon review of the flight activity completed prior to withdrawal.

Fall and Spring Semester Schedule

Percentage credits for tuition, lab fees, course fees, and room and board refunds for the fall and spring semesters are as follows:

Week 1: 100%
Week 2: 95%
Week 3: 75%
Week 4: 50%
Week 5: 25%
Week 6 and after: no refunds

Summer Schedule

Percentage credits for tuition and course fees for the summer term are as follows:

Semester Long Courses
Week 1: 100%
Week 2: 95%
Week 3: 75%
Week 4: 50%
Week 5: 25%
Week 6 and after: no refunds

5-Week or 7-Week Courses
Prior to Week 1: 100%
Week 1: 60%
Week 2: 40%
Week 3 and after: no refunds

3-Week courses
Prior to Week 1: 100%
Week 1 and after: no refunds

Dual Credit Schedule

Tuition is credited according to the following policy for high school dual credit courses:

  1. Written notification of dropping prior to the start of the course: 100% of the tuition amount.
  2. Written notification of dropping prior to the start of the third week:  80% of tuition amount.
  3. Written notification of dropping after the start of the third week:  No tuition credit.

The following fees are non-refundable:

  • General Activity Fee
  • Technology Infrastructure Fee
  • Recreation Fee
  • Orientation Fee
  • International Student Processing Fee
  • Payment Plan Fee
  • Return Check Fee
  • Testing Fee
  • Graduation Fee
  • Late Registration Fee

Global Tuition Credit Policy

DROPPING A COURSE

Tuition credits are computed on charges for tuition only.

  1. Tuition is credited according to the following policy for three credit hour courses offered in a five or seven week format:
    • Written notification of dropping prior to the first on-ground class session or online class week:  100% of tuition amount.
    • Written notification of dropping prior to the second on-ground class session or online class week:  60% of tuition amount.
    • Written notification of dropping prior to the third on-ground class session or online class week:  40% of tuition amount.
    • Written notification of dropping after the third on-ground class session or online class week:  No tuition credit.
  2. Tuition is credited according to the following policy for three credit hour courses offered in a semester-long format:
    • Written notification of dropping prior to the start of the second week:  100% of tuition amount.
    • Written notification of dropping prior to the start of the fourth week:  75% of tuition amount.
    • Written notification of dropping prior to the start of the fifth week:  50% of tuition amount.
    • Written notification of dropping after the start of the fifth week:  No tuition credit .
  3. Tuition for one credit hour and zero credit hour courses is credited only if the student gives written notice of dropping prior to the course start date.
  4. TEACH and M.Ed. Students:  With written notification of dropping internship or student teaching, the tuition credit policy is calculated from the first day of the term as follows:
    • Written notification of dropping prior to the start of the third week: 100% of the tuition amount
    • Written notification of dropping prior to the start of the fourth week:  75% of tuition amount.
    • Written notification of dropping prior to the start of the fifth week:  50% of tuition amount.
    • Written notification of dropping after the start of the fifth week:  No tuition credit
  5. An administrative fee of $25 will be charged when dropping courses that have begun.
  6. Students will be charged full tuition when a course is retaken.
  7. The Financial Aid Office will review changes in enrollment status caused by a dropped course to determine if any aid received will be returned to the appropriate aid sources, in compliance with federal regulations.  Refunds to students of tuition credits from the dropped course will not be processed until the Financial Aid Office has completed this review.
  8. The following fees are non refundable, if assessed:
  • General Activity Fee
  • Technology Infrastructure Fee
  • Recreational Fee
  • Late Payment Fee
  • Drop Fee
  • Return Check Fee
  • Testing Fee
  • Graduation Fees

Financial Aid Refund Policy (Return of Title IV Funds Policy)—Residential and Global Students

A return of Title IV funds calculation will be required when a federal aid recipient withdraws from all classes (officially or unofficially) during a term, or when the recipient unsuccessfully completes all classes in the term.  When a student is determined to have withdrawn, the Financial Aid Office reviews the Federal (Return to Title IV Refund) Policy and calculates to determine if any funds received by the student must be returned to the federal aid programs.

Refunds to the aid source (if applicable) are calculated in the following manner:

  1. Students who wish to officially withdraw from the University must submit a drop/withdraw request form. 
  2. The student’s initial charges for the term are determined.  Any tuition credit for courses in which the student is registered will be processed according to the Tuition Refund Policy for the program.
  3. Using the withdrawal date, the number of days the student was enrolled is determined.
  4. The federal calculation is performed to determine what percentage of financial aid the student earned based on the charges and number of days they were enrolled. If the student is enrolled to the point in the term considered to be 60%, no funds will need to be returned. If the student does not complete at least 60% of the term, they did not earn all of the aid awarded, and a percentage of the funds would have to be returned to the Department of Education. This could result in a balance owed to the school.
  5. Students who have received Federal Title IV funds as part of their financial aid packages will be required to return those funds in the following order of priority:
  • Federal Family Education Loan (Federal Direct Loan) Unsubsidized funds
  • Federal Family Education Loan (Federal Direct Loan) Subsidized funds
  • Federal Perkins Loan Program funds
  • Federal GRAD PLUS Loan funds
  • Federal PLUS Loan funds
  • Federal Pell Grant Program funds
  • Federal SEOG Program funds
  • Federal TEACH Grant Program funds

6. If a student begins attendance in a term, but withdraws prior to the financial aid posting to the student’s account, the student may still be eligible for a portion of the aid. The Financial Aid Office will determine the aid that could have been disbursed and calculate if the student is eligible for a Post Withdrawal Disbursement. The student will be offered the post withdrawal disbursement in writing and will have a limited time to accept or decline the offer.

7. For residential students, a proportion, corresponding to the tuition credit policy, of any institutional grant money awarded will be allowed to help cover the amount the student was charged for the time period enrolled. This will be figured after all the above calculations have been made.  

Please allow up to 30 days for the University to finalize the credits and adjustments to the student’s account.  If any credit balance exists in the student’s account, the balance will be refunded to the student.  If a balance due results, a hold will be placed on the student’s account and the student will be required to pay the balance in full prior to re-entry, receipt of a transcript, or receipt of a diploma. An invoice will be mailed to the student.  Students will have the option to establish a payment plan with a third party billing service to repay the balance.

 

 

Student Financial Responsibility - Residential and Global Students

As the party benefiting from any financial arrangements, the student is responsible for knowing and following LETU policy, including complying with any promise to pay the University in accordance with these policies. Compliance includes payment of all applicable late fees.

 

Students are responsible for adhering to the following:

  • Payments can be made by Visa, Discover, MasterCard, and American Express on the LeTourneau University payment website.

 

  • Payments can also be made by check, cashier’s check, or money order payable to LeTourneau University, and mailed to P.O. Box 7001, Longview, TX 75607-7001, Attention: Student Accounts. Students may also bring check payments to the nearest Educational Center. Cash payments cannot be accepted at the Educational Centers.

 

If a student presents two checks that are returned for insufficient funds, the University will no longer accept personal checks from that student. Payment must then be made by cashier’s check, money order, or credit card.

 

  • Students with an account balance with the University are not eligible to receive transcripts, certificates, or diplomas and are not eligible to enroll for the next semester until the balance has been paid in full. Transcripts will be released upon final payment to the University via cash, cashier’s check, money order, or credit card.  Transcripts may be held for up to 30 days to insure the availability of funds when final payment is made by personal or corporate check.
  • Students are responsible for informing the University of any changes in their contact information, including change in name, address and phone number.
  • Students unable to make a payment when scheduled are responsible for contacting the LETU Student Accounts Office prior to the scheduled due date in order to make alternate payment arrangements.
  • Students who experience a financial status change that affects the student’s ability to pay tuition and fees as agreed (i.e. payment plan, financial aid, or military) must notify the LETU Student Accounts Office immediately in order to make alternate payment arrangements.
  • If the student’s account becomes 30 days or more delinquent, the student must contact the LETU Student Accounts Office and provide satisfactory proof of the ability to pay the outstanding tuition and fees. If the student does not contact Student Accounts or cannot provide satisfactory proof of the ability to pay any outstanding fees or tuition in accordance with the policy, the student may be removed from classes and subject to dismissal from the University. At that time, the entire unpaid indebtedness including any late fees may, at the option of the University, become immediately due and payable.
  • Student accounts that become delinquent are reported to professional collection agencies that will process the delinquent accounts and will report the delinquency status to the national credit bureaus. If collection of any tuition and fees becomes necessary, the student agrees to reimburse the University the fees of any collection agency, which may be based on a percentage at a maximum of 33.3% of the debt, and all costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees, incurred in such collection efforts.
  • If a student is paying a past due balance and needs immediate validation of the receipt of that payment, the payment must be made by cashier’s check, money order, or credit card.  If payment is made by regular check, there will be a two-week waiting period before the release of a transcript, diploma, or any other proof of a cleared balance can be given by LeTourneau University.