Aug 19, 2018  
2011-2012 Graduate Catalog 
    
2011-2012 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG/PREVIOUS EDITION]

Financial Information


The information in this catalog is current as of July 2011. Please contact individual programs for any additional information or changes.

Fees
General Fiscal Information
Past Due Student Accounts

Fees

Application Fee

An individual who applies for admission to the University of Florida shall pay a non-refundable application fee of $30.00. While personal checks are accepted, the preferred method of payment is an online MasterCard, Visa, or American Express credit card payment, which can be transmitted electronically on ISIS, the university’s secure web site. Please note that if paying by credit card, a $1.75 service fee will automatically be added to the $30 fee, so the total application fee is $31.75.

Application fee waivers are provided for the following programs when proof of participation is provided by students: Florida A & M University (FAMU) Feeder participants, Florida Fund for Education McKnight Doctoral Fellowship, and McNair Scholars program.

For details, contact the Office of Graduate Minority Programs
(352) 392-6444 or (800) 753-9798
115 Grinter Hall
P.O. Box 115500
e-mail ogmp@ufl.edu

Registration and Tuition Fees Liability

Pursuant to Section 6C1-3.037(1) Regulations of the University of Florida, registration shall be defined as consisting of two components: a) formal enrollment in one or more credit courses approved and scheduled by the university; and b) fee payment or other appropriate arrangements for fee payment (deferment or third-party billing) for the courses in which the student is enrolled as of the end of drop/add date.

Registration must be completed on or before the date specified in the university calendar. Students are not authorized to attend class unless they are on the class roll or have been approved to audit. Unauthorized class attendance will result in tuition fee liability.

A student must be registered during the terms of the qualifying examination and the final examination, and during the term the degree is awarded.

Tuition Fee Liability
Pursuant to Section 6C1-3.037(2) Regulations of the University of Florida, a student is liable for all tuition fees associated with all courses for which the student is registered, at the end of the drop/add period or for which the student attends after that deadline. The fee payment deadline is 3:30 p.m., on the last day of the second week of classes.

Assessment of Tuition Fees 

Pursuant to Section 6C1-3.0375 Regulations of the University of Florida, tuition shall be assessed on residency, first enrolled term of the current degree, course level and degree program. Tuition fees are established in late July for the next academic year. In some instances, tuition waivers accompanying assistantships or fellowships include only the matriculation fee and where applicable the nonresident fee. All other fees must be paid by the student. 

Students can calculate and pay their own tuition fees on the secure myUFL portal: my.ufl.edu. 

To estimate your tuition fees and determine your student status, visit www.fa.ufl.edu/ufs/cashiers/feecalc.aspx. 

Lack of written notification of the tuition fee debt does not negate the student’s responsibility to pay by the published fee payment deadline. 

University personnel will not be held accountable for assessment or accuracy of calculations. 

For purposes of discussion, the word term refers to the fall semester, the spring semester and any of the summer semesters. Definitions of first enrolled term of the current degree program are as follows:

 Fall 2011 Tuition Fee Criteria

  • A first-time admitted and enrolled degree-seeking student registered for Fall 2011, Spring 2012 or Summer 2012 term
  • A non-degree seeking student.
  • A UF graduate admitted to a new degree program for Fall 2011, Spring 2012 or Summer 2012 term.
  • A former student who is readmitted for Fall 2011, Spring 2012 or Summer 2012 term after an absence of two or more consecutive terms, excluding military withdrawals.

Fall 2010 Tuition Fee Criteria

  • A first-time admitted and enrolled degree-seeking student registered for Fall 2010, Spring 2011 or Summer 2011 term.
  • A UF graduate admitted to a new degree program for Fall 2010, Spring 2011 or Summer 2011 term.
  • A former student who is readmitted for Fall 2010, Spring 2011 or Summer 2011 term after an absence of two or more consecutive terms.

Fall 2009 Tuition Fee Criteria

  • A first-time admitted and enrolled degree-seeking student registered for Fall 2009, Spring 2010 or Summer 2010 term.
  • A UF graduate admitted to a new degree program for Fall 2009, Spring 2010 or Summer 2010 term.
  • A former student who is readmitted for Fall 2009, Spring 2010 or Summer 2010 term after an absence of two or more consecutive terms.

Fall 2008 Tuition Fee Criteria

  •  A first-time admitted and enrolled degree-seeking student registered for Fall 2008, Spring 2009 or Summer 2009 term.
  • A UF graduate admitted to a new degree program for Fall 2008, Spring 2009 or Summer 2009 term.
  • A former student who is readmitted for Fall 2008, Spring 2009 or Summer 2009 term after an absence of two or more consecutive terms.

Fall 2007 Tuition Fee Criteria

  • A first-time admitted and enrolled degree-seeking student registered for Fall 2007, Spring 2008 or Summer 2008 term.
  • A UF graduate admitted to a new degree program for Fall 2007, Spring 2008 or Summer 2008 term.
  • A former student who is readmitted for Fall 2007, Spring 2008 or Summer 2008 term after an absence of two or more consecutive terms.

Fall 2006 Tuition Fee Criteria

  • A first-time admitted and enrolled degree-seeking student registered for Fall 2006, Spring 2007 or Summer 2007 term.
  • A UF graduate admitted to a new degree program for Fall 2006, Spring 2007 or Summer 2007 term.
  • A former student who is readmitted for Fall 2006, Spring 2007 or Summer 2007 term after an absence of two or more consecutive terms.

Fall 2005 Tuition Fee Criteria

  • A first-time admitted and enrolled degree-seeking student registered for Fall 2005, Spring 2006 or Summer 2006 term.
  • A UF graduate admitted to a new degree program for Fall 2005, Spring 2006 or Summer 2006 term requiring a new application. 
  • A former student who is readmitted for Fall 2005, Spring 2006 or Summer 2006 term after an absence of two or more consecutive terms.

Pre-Fall 2005 Tuition Fee Criteria 

  • A degree-seeking student admitted and enrolled before Fall 2005 and enrolled Spring and/or Summer 2005.
  • Pre-Fall 2005 status ends upon receipt of a degree in Fall 2005 or thereafter.
  • Pre-Fall 2005 status also ends upon the student’s admission or readmission to a degree program requiring a new application. 

Assessment of Student Fees

Activity and Service Fee (6C1-3.3072 Regulations of the University of Florida) - All students must pay an activity and service fee that is assessed on a per credit hour basis and is included in the basic rate per credit hour.

Athletic Fee (6C1-3.3072 Regulations of the University of Florida) - All students must pay an athletic fee that is assessed on a per credit hour basis and is included in the basic rate per credit hour. Graduate research and teaching assistants enrolled for eight (8) or more credit hours during the fall or spring semesters and all other students enrolled for nine (9) or more credits can purchase athletic tickets at the student rate.

Health Fee (6C1-3.0372 Regulations of the University of Florida) - All students must pay a health fee that is assessed on a per credit hour basis and is included in the basic rate per credit hour. The health fee maintains the university’s Student Health Care Center and is not part of any health insurance a student may purchase.

Technology Fee (6C1-3.3072 Regulations of the University of Florida) - All students must pay a technology fee that is assessed on a per credit hour basis and is included in the basic rate per credit hour.

Transportation Access Fee (6C1-3-UF-3.009 Regulations of the University of Florida) - All students must pay a transportation access fee that is assessed on a per credit hour basis and is included in the basic rate per credit hour.

Material and supply fee (6C1-3.0374Regulations of the University of Florida) - Material and supply fees are assessed for certain courses to offset the cost of materials or supply items consumed in the course of instruction. Material and supply fee information is available from the academic departments.

Audit Fee (6C1-3.0376(18) Regulations of the University of Florida): Tuition fees for audited courses are assessed at the applicable resident or non-resident cost as set forth in Regulation 6C1-3.0375.

Diploma Replacement Fee (6C1-3.0376(13) Regulations of the University of Florida): Each diploma ordered after a student’s initial degree application can result in a diploma replacement charge not to exceed $10.

Transcript Fee (6C1-3.0376(12) Regulations of the University of Florida): A complete transcript for current undergraduate, graduate and professional students can be purchased for a fee of $6. Cost for a non-enrolled student is $12. The university releases only complete academic records.

Registration for Zero Hours
(6C1-3.0376(17) Regulations of the University of Florida): The student is assessed the applicable resident or nonresident cost as set forth in Rule 6C1-3.0375, for one credit hour.

Off-campus Educational Activities (6C1-3.3076(19) Regulations of the University of Florida): The president of the University of Florida or the president’s designee will establish fees for off-campus course offerings when the location results in specific identifiable increased costs to the university. These fees will be in addition to the regular tuition fees charged to students enrolling in these courses on campus. As used herein, off campus refers to locations other than regular main campus, branch campuses and centers.

Library processing fee: Thesis or dissertation students pay $12.80, to the Library, for the administrative costs of processing the thesis or dissertation, in their final term. Architecture students pay $20.00 for the project option. Thesis and dissertation students are billed this fee through their student account on my.ufl.edu only after making first submission of their thesis or dissertation to the Graduate School Editorial Office. Architecture students should contact their department regarding how this fee will be processed.

Microfilm fee: Dissertation students must pay a $25.00 microfilm fee for publishing and archiving costs to UMI, regardless of their decision to forward their full manuscript for publication to the public through UMI/ProQuest’s traditional publication services. This fee will appear and is payable on the student account on my.ufl.edu only after making first submission to the Graduate School Editorial Office.

Identification card–Gator 1 Card: The Gator 1 Card is the official University of Florida picture ID card. A valid Gator 1 Card must be presented to transact business at University Financial Services, athletic event tickets, Gator Dining accounts, CIRCA computer labs, University Libraries, and all recreational facilities. The Gator 1 Card can be obtained and purchased for $15.00 at the UF Bookstore and Welcome Center at the Museum Road entrance. An official picture ID (military ID, passport, or driver’s license) is required. A student’s spouse or domestic partner may also obtain a Gator 1 ID, by bringing their official picture ID; their spouse/partner’s Gator 1 Card; a copy of their marriage certificate or, in the case of domestic partners, the appropriate affidavit, which can be obtained from Human Resources, by calling (352) 392-0003; and payment of $15.00.  Cash, check, credit or debit cards are accepted.  Please contact Gator 1 Central at 352-392-8343 for additional information. 

Payment of Tuition Fees

Tuition fees are payable by the dates listed in the academic calendar. Tuition fee payments are processed by University Financial Services.
Electronic check payments, can be made online via
my.ufl.edu portal without a service charge.  Login at my.ufl.edu, select Main Menu then My Campus Finances and Make a Payment.

Place your personal check, cashier’s check or money order in the outside 24-hour drop box at University Financial Services, S-113 Criser Hall or in a drop box at any Housing office.  Be sure to include your UFID, name, local address and phone number on the document.  Checks, cashier’s checks, and money orders written in excess of the assessed fees will be processed and the difference refunded at a later date, according to University policy. Checks from foreign countries must be payable through a United States bank in U.S. dollars. The University can refuse two-party checks, altered checks, and checks that will not photocopy.

Payments via MasterCard, American Express, or Discover can only be made online via my.ufl.edu portal and will include a 2.6% service charge for tuition, fees, and account receivable charges (laser print, library fines, infirmary, etc.). Payment via Visa credit card is not an option on my.ufl.edu, as Visa does not allow this type of service charge.

Visa, cash and debit card are not payment options.

Returned checks will be charged a service fee of $25 if the returned payment is less than $50; $30 will be charged if the returned payment is $50.01-$299.99 and $40 will be charged if the returned payment is $300 or more.

A $10 service fee will be charged if the financial institution (such as a bank or credit union) information provided for the electronic check payment is inaccurate.

Returned items; electronic checks or paper checks must be paid by money order or cashier’s check.

The University also may impose additional requirements, including advance payment or security deposit. 

All financial obligations to the University will be applied on the basis of age of the debt. The oldest debt will be paid first.

All charges noted in this catalog may be subject to change without notice.

Late Registration/Late Payment Fees 

Late Registration Fee (6C1-3.037(3) Regulations of the University of Florida): Any student who fails to register prior to the late registration date published in the academic calendar will be subject to the late registration fee of $100.

Late Payment Fee (6C1-3.037(4) Regulations of the University of Florida): Any student who fails to pay all tuition fees due or to make appropriate arrangements for tuition fee payment (deferment or third party billing) by the tuition fee-payment deadline published in the academic calendar will be subject to a late payment fee of $100.

Waiver of Late Fees: A student who believes that a late fee should not be assessed because of university error or extraordinary circumstances that prevented all conceivable means of compliance by the deadline may petition for a waiver. Late registration - Office of the University Registrar; Late payment fee - University Financial Services. The university reserves the right to require documentation to substantiate these circumstances.

Deadlines are enforced. The University does not have the authority to waive late payment fees unless extraordinary circumstances warrant such waiver or the University is primarily responsible for the delinquency. 

Deferments/Waivers

Deferment of Tuition Fees: Deferment of tuition fees extends the payment deadline for a specific term. A tuition fee deferment is granted based on information from Student Financial Affairs (financial aid deferments), the Office of the University Registrar (veterans), or HR Academic Personnel (graduate students with an active letter of appointment-LOA). Refer questions on eligibility to the appropriate office. 

Waiver of Tuition Fees

Graduate and Fellowship Waivers; Departments may provide Letters of Appointment (LOA) and tuition waivers to teaching, research, graduate assistants, and fellowship students.  Contact your department personnel with questions on these waivers. 

Employee Education Waivers; University of Florida, State of Florida, and Santa Fe College employees refer to HR website
http://www.hr.ufl.edu/education/eep/default.asp
.

State of Florida Waiver Eligibility; As provided by State of Florida Statutes; http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes; 1009.26 and UF Regulations; http://regulations.ufl.edu/. 

The non-Florida student financial aid fee may not be waived for students receiving an out-of-state fee waiver.  

Nonpayment of Tuition Fees (6C1-3.037 Regulations of the University of Florida): The university shall temporarily suspend further academic progress of any student who has not paid the entire balance of his/her tuition fee liability by the established deadlines. This will be accomplished by placing a financial hold on the student’s record, which will prevent the student from receiving university services such as receiving grades, transcripts, diploma, athletic event ticket purchases, and the student’s registration will be denied for future terms until the account has been paid in full.

Students who have not paid any portion of their tuition fee liability by the established university deadline will continue to be held fee liable for these courses, but will not be allowed to attend these courses until arrangements have been made to make payment and the student has been re-registered.

To re-register for courses, students must petition the University Student Petitions Committee through the Office of the Registrar. Students who re-register after being withdrawn for nonpayment of tuition fees will be subject to both late registration and late payment fees.

Refund of Tuition Fees

Tuition fees overpayments may be refunded in the following circumstances:

  • Credit hours dropped during drop/add 
  • Courses cancelled by the University 
  • Call to active military duty 
  • Approved withdrawal by petition through the Office of the or Dean of Students
  • Office Exceptional circumstances, upon approval of the University President or his designee(s)

A refund of 25 percent of the total tuition fees paid (less late fees) is available for withdrawal of enrollment from the university prior to the end of the fourth week of classes for full semesters or a proportionately shorter period of time for the summer terms.

Overpayments are issued by University Financial Services. Overpayments will initially be applied against any university debts. The university reserves the right to set minimum amounts for which overpayments will be produced.

Tuition overpayments due to cancellation, withdrawal or termination of attendance for students receiving financial aid will first be refunded to the appropriate financial aid programs.  If the student is a recipient of federal financial aid, federal rules require that any unearned portion of the federal aid must be returned to the U.S. Department of Education. 

The amount the student has earned is based on the number of days the student attended classes as compared to the number of days in the entire term (first day of classes to the end of finals week). Any remaining overpayment then will be returned according to university policy.

Direct Deposit Requirement: Due to UF’s continuing support for sustainable practices, as well as the costs associated with producing, mailing, and tracking undelivered checks, direct deposit is now required for the delivery of refunds, whether financial aid or student overpayments.  This electronic method will deposit any overpayments be electronically credited to your checking account.  Students must give authorization their my.ufl.edu, to have overpayments electronically credited to a U.S. bank or other financial institution checking account. 

General Fiscal Information 

Students can pay the exact amount of tuition fees or other amounts owed the university online at my.ufl.edu or at University Financial Services. Our online payment system at my.ufl.edu accepts American Express, MasterCard or Discover and electronic checks. Personal checks, cashier’s checks and money orders will be accepted at University Financial Services’ 24-hour drop box at S113 Criser Hall. Payments on all financial obligations to the university will be applied on the basis of age of the debt. The oldest debt will be paid first.

Visa credit card, cash and debit cards are not a payment option. University Financial Services does not cash checks or make cash refunds.

International Students: The university does not refund monies in excess of the cost of tuition fees and mandatory health insurance.

It is the student’s responsibility to maintain a correct current address in the UF Directory. Address changes should be made online as often as needed. 

Past Due Student Accounts

All students accounts are payable on my.ufl.edu or at University Financial Services at the time such charges are incurred. Graduating students with outstanding financial obligations will have a hold placed on their records, which will withhold release of a diploma, transcript, and other university services until the debt is satisfied.

University regulations prohibit the following for any student whose account with the university is delinquent until the debt has been satisfied:

  • Registration
  • Release of transcript, diploma, grades and schedules
  • Loans
  • The use of UF facilities and/or services
  • Admission to UF functions and athletic events

Delinquent accounts, including those debts for which the students’ records have a financial hold, may require payment by cashier’s check or money order.

Delinquent debts may be reported to a credit bureau and can result in placement with a commercial billing service and/or collection agency without further notice, at which time additional collection costs, will be assessed in accordance with 6C1-3.0376(20) Regulations of the University of Florida. All payments received are applied to the oldest debt first.