Oct 27, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Student Expenses



Full-time tuition charges and student activity fees at North Central College cover classroom instruction for 12-18 credit hours each semester; admission to certain athletic, social and special events; and subscriptions to certain College publications. Some courses and instructional programs require additional fees, which are published in the course schedule. A schedule of charges for the 2021–2022 academic year, as of the date of publication of this catalog, appears below. Other expenses beyond the basic tuition charge and student activity fees include books and supplies and room and board.

Statement of Charges: 2021–2022

The normal academic course load is 16 credit hours per semester. Students will normally not enroll for more than 18 credit hours in any semester.

To qualify for financial aid, such as Illinois State Scholarships or Grants, Pell Grants, Perkins Loans, Stafford Loans, special scholarships or other awards, a student must maintain an enrollment of not less than four credit hours. Full veteran subsistence requires a minimum enrollment of 12 credit hours. This standard also applies for the purpose of establishing priority to live in residence halls. Students who enroll for less than 12 credit hours will be considered part time students.

The following fee schedule is applicable to the 2021–2022 academic year. The College reserves the right to change these fees at any time prior to the beginning of the academic year.

Some or all instruction for all or part of Academic Year 2021-2022 may be delivered remotely or via a hybrid model. Tuition and mandatory fees will remain at the published rate regardless of the method of instruction and will not be adjusted in the event instruction occurs remotely or via a hybrid model for any part of the Academic Year.

Tuition and Fees:

  Per Semester Annual Charge
Full-Time Undergraduate Students    
Tuition, Full-time 12–18 credit hours $21,013 $42,026
Overload fee for each credit hour over 18                                             $1,312  
(Full-time degree students only)    
Student Activity Fee $90 $180
     
Board: (Description of Meal Plans)    
  Block Meal Plans $1,945 $3,890
  All Access Meal Plan $2,495 $4,990
Room:    
  Rall Single, Seager Single, Geiger Single 5,034 10, 068
  Rall Double, Seager Double, Geiger Double, Kimmel Triple 3,994 7,998
  Kimmel Double, or Quad 4,387 8,774
     Patterson Double, Triple or Quad, Res/Rec Double 4,214 8,428
     Ward Quad (2 bdrm, 4 person suite) 4,413 8,826
     Patterson Single, Res/Rec Single or Ward Single 5,311 10,622
  (5 bdrm, 5 person suite)    
  Ward Double (1 bdrm, 2 person suite) 4,498 8,996
  Schneller Double (within suite) 4,498 8,996
     Schneller Single (within suite) 5,599 11,198
     New Hall Single Studio (1 bdrm, 1 person suite) 5,852 11,704
     New Hall Double (2 bdrm, 4 person suite) 4,520 9,040
  New Hall Single (2 bdrm, 2 person suite) 5,656 11,312
  New Hall Single (4 bdrm, 4 person suite) 5,656 11,312

 

Per Credit Hour
Graduate Studies Tuition & Fees
  Master of Arts in Higher Education Leadership $789
  Master of Arts in Liberal Studies 789
  Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership 789
  Master of Arts in Professional and Creative Writing 789
    Certificate in Creative Writing 789
  Master of Arts in Sport Leadership 789
  Master of Athletic Training 600
  Master of Business Administration 879
  Master of Education in Educational Leadership 598
  Master of Education in Instructional Coaching 598
    Certificate in Trauma Informed Educational Practices
for Children and Adolescents
598
  Master of Financial Management 879
    Certificate in Financial Management 879
  Master of Human Resource Management 879
    Certificate in Human Resource Management 879
  Master of Nonprofit Management and Leadership 766
  Master of Occupational Therapy (2020-2022 Cohort) 837
  Master of Occupational Therapy (2021-2023 Cohort) 870
Project/Thesis Continuation Fee 450
 
Per Credit Hour
Other Tuition Rates:                                                                                                                       
  Part-time Undergraduate Students $1,312
  Engineering Instructional Fee 60
  Audit Fee (Undergraduate and Graduate) 200
  Audit Fee (Graduate Alumni Fee) 120
  Scholar Programs (Senior Scholars, Lederman and Early Scholars) 186
 
Summer Session 2021 (only):
  Undergraduate (per credit hour) Degree & Non-Degree Students: $530
     
  Graduate (per credit hour):  
  Master of Arts in Higher Education Leadership 789
  Master of Arts in Liberal Studies 789
  Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership 789
  Master of Arts in Professional and Creative Writing 789
    Certificate in Creative Writing 789
  Master of Arts in Sport Leadership 789
  Master of Athletic Training 600
  Master of Business Administration 879
  Master of Education in Educational Leadership 598
  Master of Education in Instructional Coaching 598
    Certificate in Trauma Informed Educational Practices
for Children and Adolescents
598
  Master of Financial Management 879
    Certificate in Financial Management 879
  Master of Human Resource Management 879
    Certificate in Human Resource Management 879
  Master of Nonprofit Management and Leadership 766
  Master of Occupational Therapy (2019-2021 Cohort) 821
  Master of Occupational Therapy (2020-2022 Cohort) 837
Summer Session & May Term Housing  
  Standard Weekly Room Rate 185
  Studio Single Weekkly Room Rate 216
  Summer Liquidation Fee 150
   
Summer Session - 2022  
  Rates for the 2022 Summer Session are not set until April 2022.  
   
Graduate Program Fees  
Master of Occupational Therapy  
  Assessment Fees 130
 
Miscellaneous Fees:
  Late Application for Graduation (see Academic Regulations  for details): $200
  Applies if application is received after deadline.  
  Deferred Payment Fee 75
  Late Payment Fee 150
  Payment Plan Fee (per semester) 40
  Student Teaching Residency Fee (per semester) 150
  Applied Music Fee (per 1/2 hour lesson) 400
  Transcript Fee Contact Registrar's Office
  Vehicle Registration Fee  
    Commuter Students (full year)                                                                                                 120
    Resident Students: Remote Lot (full year)*                                                                                       120
    Resident Students: On Campus (full year)*                                                                                        420
    Temporary Single Day Permit                                                                                                                5
    *All first year students assigned to Remote Lot only
  Return Check Fee 35
  Housing Contract Liquidation Fee 750
  Residence Hall - Improper Check-out Fee 75
  Residence Hall - Lock Re-core Fee per Lock $50 (+5/key)
  Orientation Fee: New First-Year Students 250
  Orientation Fee: Transfers 150

Room and Board

The College furnishes all residence halls with basic furniture, draperies, desks and mattresses. All other items, including pillows, lamps, blankets, bed linen and towels, are supplied by the student.

Campus housing charges include both room and board. All students living in College-owned residence halls are automatically covered by a 195-meal per semester plan at Kaufman Dining Hall. While no reduction in charges can be made for irregular or interrupted usage of the food service, students may select alternate meal plans which provide fewer meals and snack bar money ("Bonus Bucks") which can be used at the Cage or Rolland Center Boilerhouse Café when Kaufman Dining Hall is not available to them. Alternate meal plan selections can be made during the first week of each semester at Kaufman Dining Hall. Sack lunches are available for those students who are absent during the regular meal hours for practice, teaching, internships, athletic practice/events or other activities. Students living off-campus may purchase a meal plan or purchase flex dollars at Student Accounts (Third Floor of Old Main) to pay for food on a per-meal basis.

In cases where the student is prevented from consistent use of the dining facility due to College-sponsored internships or health restrictions, a written appeal can be submitted to the Director of Residence Life, requesting removal from the board plan. Such written requests must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the start of each semester and discussed completely with the Director of Food Services and are only granted if Food Services cannot meet dietary or other restrictions.

Other Expenses

Full-time students can expect to pay an average of $1,200 for books and supplies during the academic year. The cost may be higher or lower depending upon the number and nature of the courses in which the student is enrolled.

Personal and transportation costs will vary depending upon the spending habits, place of residence and marital status of the individual student. A single student living on campus can anticipate personal expenses (clothing, entertainment, laundry, etc.) averaging $1,182, and transportation expenses averaging $447 for the academic year. Transportation expenses for a commuting student can amount to over $1,470, depending upon the distance the student travels to and from campus and the mode of transportation used.

Advance Deposits

A student who is offered admission to the College must submit a $100 nonrefundable tuition deposit to confirm his/her intention to enroll. The deposit is applied to tuition for the first semester of enrollment.

New students planning to live in campus housing must submit a nonrefundable $100 housing deposit with a room and board contract to reserve a residence hall room. The deposit is applied to room and board for the first semester of enrollment.

Music Instruction Fees

Charges for private lessons are not included in tuition charges. Lessons are 30 or 60 minutes in length and are not scheduled during vacation periods. No deduction is made in case of student absences, except in cases of protracted illness. In such cases, the pro-rata loss is shared equally by the student and the College.

One-half hour lessons are given by resident music faculty as time permits. Such lessons, whether taken for credit or not, will be charged as indicated on the class schedule, which is published at the beginning of each registration period. A student who officially withdraws from the College or course(s) may receive a full or partial refund (credit) according to the following schedule: Refund Schedule (Undergraduate) .

Payment of Tuition and Fees

Tuition, fees, room and board charges, as scheduled, are due and payable on the Friday before the beginning of each semester. A late payment fee is charged after the fourteenth calendar day of the semester. Statements are available online approximately 4–6 weeks in advance of the due date.

Payment of tuition and fees can be done online through Merlin, over the phone, in person at Student Accounts or by mail. Payments online can be made by credit card—Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover accepted, or E-check. Payments over the phone can be made by credit card. Payments made in person at the Business office can be made using cash, credit card or check (include student ID # on the check). Payments made through the mail should be by check (send Attention: Student Accounts and include student ID # on the check). All tuition and fee payments made by debit/credit card will be assessed a service fee from the College credit card processor. The service fee is nonrefundable and will appear as a separate charge on the payer's credit card statement.

The College also offers a payment program for full-time undergraduate students, through a third party, ACI, in which the cost of education may be spread over each semester. The payment program may be arranged by completing the necessary application and contract forms and scheduling payments over the semester beginning in the month of July and preceding the start of each subsequent semester. A $40.00 nonrefundable fee is assessed for this plan per semester. Interested individuals may visit www.northcentralcollege.edu/paymentplan for additional information.

Students utilizing the payment program can pay by credit card or automatic withdrawal from a bank account. Payment plan payments made by debit/credit card will be assessed a service fee. This service fee is charged by the payment plan administrator's credit card processor.

The College reserves the right to withhold the diploma or transcripts as long as any bills owed the College remain unpaid. The College reserves the right to deny registration and housing to any student with outstanding bills from a previous semester. The College will pursue any outstanding balances owed by any student and the student will be liable for any costs of collection, including reasonable attorney's fees.

Refunds

Because North Central College contracts with faculty and staff and incurs other expenses in advance of the academic year, a refund formula has been established to reflect the equitable sharing of the loss when a student withdraws from classes. Refunds due to official withdrawal, suspension or dismissal will be made on the following basis:

TuitionA student who officially withdraws from the College or a course(s) may receive a full or partial refund (credit) according to the following schedule: Refund Schedule (Undergraduate) .

A schedule with specific effective dates is published in advance of each semester. The date of withdrawal is established by the student's completion of all official steps in the withdrawal process and is based on the date the Registrar's Office records the withdrawal. If a student withdraws from the College or any courses at any time without having completed the official process, no refund/credit will be made. Non-attendance in a class does not automatically withdraw the student from the course. Proper procedures must be followed to withdraw from class(es). The College reserves the right to modify the refund schedule as circumstances may dictate.

Requests for exception to this policy must be made, in writing, using the Refund Request Petition form available in the Student Accounts Office. Requests that are more than 90 days past the current semester may not be considered. Exceptions may be granted for reasons such as an institutional error, sudden illness, accident, or injury, death of an immediate family member, or call to military service.

Federal regulations require that North Central College have a written policy for the refund and repayment of Federal Aid (Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Pell Grant, Perkins Loan, Federal Stafford Loan and Federal Parent Loan) received by students who withdraw during a semester for which payment has been received. This policy is effective only for those students who completely terminate their registration (i.e., cancels his/her registration, withdraws or is dismissed) or stops attending classes before completing 60% or more of the enrollment period. The in-depth explanation of this written policy is available in the Office of Financial Aid.

Room and Board contracts are for the full academic year. If a student intends to withdraw from housing during the academic year, the student must follow the procedures outlined in the room and board contract signed at the beginning of the academic year or semester. In all cases, the student must petition the Director of Residence Life for release. Granting of the release is not automatic and refunds (credits) will be determined in accordance with the contract. All students should read and understand the Room and Board Contract before signing.

A credit balance caused by a credit card payment may be refunded back to the credit card account. A credit balance caused by any other form of payment, financial aid, tuition cancellation, etc., will be refunded in the form of a check or direct deposit if the student has provided his/her bank account information.

Special rules apply for credit balances caused by PLUS loan payments. A Student Accounts representative can assist with any questions regarding these matters. Student Accounts is located on the Third Floor of Old Main.

 

Veterans Affairs Pending Payment Compliance

North Central College will not take any of the four following actions toward any student using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post 9/11 G.I. Bill® (Ch. 33)1 or Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (Ch. 31) benefits, while their payment from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs is pending to the educational institution:

• Prevent the student from enrolling

• Assess a late penalty fee to the student

• Require the student to secure alternative and/or additional funding

• Deny the student access to attending due to pending payment

 

In order to qualify for this provision, the student should produce the VA Certificate of Eligibility (COE) by applicable required financial payment dates.  VA students must notify the financial aid department each academic year of their intent to use their benefits for certification purpose and provide additional information necessary to the proper certification of enrollment by North Central College.

 

Tuition, fees, and other costs are equitable for all students, regardless of veteran status.