OFFICE OF EXTENDED STUDIES (Summer Term, Winter Term, Freshmen Connection, Freshmen First, Pre-College Programs, Professional Programs, Continuing Education Programs)
Appendix D: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND POLICY AND PROCEDURES ON THE DISCLOSURE OF STUDENT EDUCATION RECORDS III-6.30(A)
Appendix J: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND PROCEDURES FOR REVIEW OF ALLEGED ARBITRARY AND CAPRICIOUS GRADING--UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS III-1.20(B)
Appendix M: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND POLICY ON THE COLLECTION, USE AND PROTECTION OF ID NUMBERS VI-26.00(A)
Appendix O: UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND POLICY ON PROMOTING RESPONSIBLE ACTION IN MEDICAL EMERGENCIES (APPROVED BY THE PRESIDENT V-1.00(J)
EXPLANATION OF FEES1135 Lee Building
Financial Services Center
Student Fees: The mandatory fee assessment for undergraduate students is based on a number of requested credit hours as follows: Students registered for 9 or more credits: $908 per semester; students registered for 8 or fewer credits: $420 per semester.
Student Activities Fee (Refundable): Charged to all undergraduate students at the request of the Student Government Association. It is used in sponsoring various student activities, student publications, and cultural programs.
Auxiliary Facilities Fee (Refundable): Charged to all students. This fee is paid into a fund that is used for capital improvement, expansion, and construction of various campus facilities such as open recreation areas (tennis courts, basketball courts, etc.), transportation alternatives, and the Stamp Student Union. These projects are not funded or are funded only in part from other sources.
Athletic Fee (Refundable): Charged to all students for the support of the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. All students are encouraged to participate in all of the activities of this department or to attend the contests if they do not participate.
Shuttle Bus Fee (Refundable): Charged to all students for the support of the shuttle bus transportation system.
Stamp Student Union and Recreational Fee (Refundable): Charged to all students and is used to expand recreational facilities and Stamp Student Union services.
Recreation Services Fee (Refundable): Charged to all students specifically to support the construction and operation of Ritchie Coliseum and the Campus Recreation Center, a multi-use facility that includes basketball and racquetball courts, indoor and outdoor pools, an indoor jogging track, and multipurpose activity spaces.
Performing Arts and Cultural Center Fee: Charged to all students to support the operation of the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.
Telecommunications Fee: Assessed to all students living in university residence halls.
Technology Fee: Charged to undergraduate students, to support the improvement of the computer systems on campus.
Undergraduate Application Fee: A non-refundable fee of $65 is charged to all new applicants.
Enrollment Confirmation Deposit: All newly admitted undergraduate students who intend to matriculate in the Fall or Spring semester must submit a non-refundable $400 deposit, which is credited to their tuition charges when they enroll. Should the student decide not to enroll for the specific semester of application, the $400 deposit is forfeited and cannot be used to offset any charges, including orientation charges, the student may incur.
Students admitted for the Fall semester must submit this deposit by May 1 or within 30 days from their date of admission, whichever is later, to reserve their place in the entering class. Students admitted for the Spring semester must submit this deposit by December 1 or within 14 days of their date of admission, whichever is later, to reserve their place in the entering class.
Pre-College Orientation Program Registration Fee: $160 Freshmen (two-day program), $101 Transfer (one-day program), $60.00 Parent (per person).
Late Registration Fee: All students are expected to complete their registration on the regular registration days. Those who do not complete their registration during the prescribed days must pay a $20 late registration fee.
Special Fee for students requiring additional preparation in Mathematics (MATH003, 010, 011, 013 and 015) per semester: A fee of $280 is required of students whose curriculum calls for MATH110 or 115 and who do not pass the qualifying examination for these courses. This Special Math Fee is in addition to course charge. Students enrolled in this course and concurrently enrolled for nine or more credit hours will be considered as full-time students for purposes of assessing fees.
Cooperative Education in Liberal Arts, Business, and Science
Engineering COOP Program (ENCO098-099) Per Semester: $60
Other Special Fees: The university offers a number of courses (MBA, ENTS, Chemical and Life Sciences, Animal Sciences) that have special course fees in addition to, or in lieu of, the standard tuition charges. Students are encouraged to contact the department prior to registering for the class to determine the total cost of the course.
Fees for Auditors: Fees for auditors and courses taken for audit are the same as those charged for courses taken for credit at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Audited credit hours will be added to hours taken for credit to determine full-time or part-time status for fee assessment purposes. Special Students are assessed fees in accordance with the schedule for the comparable undergraduate or graduate classification.
Special Examination Fee (Credit-by-Exam): $30 per course for all undergraduates and full-time graduate students; credit-hour charge for part-time graduate students.
Parking Registration Fees: All students enrolled for classes at the university and who drive or park a vehicle anywhere or anytime on the campus must register to park on campus each academic year. For additional information, please refer to Department of Transportation Services.
Textbooks and Supplies: Textbooks and classroom supplies vary with the course pursued, but averaged $1130 in 2013-2014 (two semesters).
Service Charges for Dishonored Checks: Payable for each check which is returned unpaid by the drawer bank on initial presentation because of insufficient funds, payment stopped, post-dating, drawn against uncollected items, etc.
For checks up to $100: $10
For checks from $100.01 to $500: $25
For checks over $500: $50
When a check is returned unpaid, the student must redeem the check and pay any outstanding balance in the account within 10 days or late fees may be assessed and the account transferred to the Central Collection Unit for legal follow-up. Additionally, a minimum 17% collection charge is added to the charges posted to the student's account at the time the transfer is made. When a check is returned unpaid due to an error made by the student's bank, the student must obtain a letter from the branch manager of the bank or a person of equivalent status admitting the error. This letter must be submitted to the Office of the Bursar to have the service charge waived.
Undergraduate students withdrawing from the university will be credited for tuition and fees in accordance with the following schedule:
Note: First-semester freshmen who receive Title IV aid and who withdraw will receive a refund in accordance with federal regulations.
Prior to the first day of classes, if full-time undergraduates drop a course or courses, thereby changing the total number of credits for which they are registered to 11 or fewer, charges for the semester will be assessed on the basis of the per-credit-hour fee for part-time students. However, if students later add a course or courses thereby changing the total number of credits for which they are registered to 12 or more, they will be billed for the difference between per-credit-hour fees paid and the general fees for full-time undergraduates.