FAQs For Special Course Fees
What is a special course fee?
A special course fee is a fee charged for enrolling in a class in addition to the normal enrollment fee.
How do special course fees appear on my bill?
A charge will appear on your electronic bill for each special course fee type assessed by date. For example, if you are enrolled in BSAD 157 and BSAD 234 when fees are assessed, you will see one entry labeled “Business Course Fee” $240 associated with the fee assessment date. The $240 charge reflects the special course fee of $120 assessed for each course. If you subsequently add BSAD 222 on a different date, you will see a second entry labeled “Business Course Fee” $120 associated with the different date. All of your account activity by detail code will be aggregated in your “Account Summary” on TruView.
If I drop a course, do I have to pay the special course fee?
If you drop a course with a special course fee on or before the last day to receive a W on your transcript, the special course fee will be refunded in its entirety and will appear as a credit on your student account. If you drop a course with a special course fee after the last day to receive a W on your transcript, the fee is non-refundable.
How are special course fees different from other fees such as activities, health center, or athletic fees?
Special course fees are based on a student’s enrollment in specific classes. The special course fees have different refund rules than other fees. The activities fee, health center, and athletic fee is assessed to any student enrolled in 6 or more hours. These fees are treated the same as enrollment fees and are refunded as indicated on the Schedule and Withdrawal Change deadlines.
How do I know if a course has a special course fee?
The attribute column on the open course list indicates if a course has a special course fee.
How do I find out the amount of a special course fee?
If the open course list indicates “Special Course Fee”, you can find the amount of the fee by clicking on the CRN and then clicking on the course title. You can find all other Special Course Fees information in this .pdf by clicking here (Special Course Fees 2017 2018).
Does my scholarship cover the costs of special course fees?
Scholarships may cover special course fees if applicable. Scholarships are applied to a student’s account in the following order:
- flat tuition
- on-campus room and board;
- miscellaneous fees approved for scholarship coverage.
Specific questions on how scholarships apply to special course fees may be addressed to the Financial Aid Office.