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Billing, Tuition & Fees

Wofford College welcomes you to a resource page which is intended to provide tuition and fee information for the 2014-2015 academic year. You will notice other links below which will serve as additional avenues to help address other questions and concerns that you might have. Please click on the links for direct access.

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Due Dates for Payments   Tuition Refund Plan  
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Payment Information   Study Abroad Program Fees  
Sallie Mae Tuition Plan   1098-T  
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Tuition & Fees

Fall/Interim Semester   Payment Due: August 15, 2014  
   
Spring Semester   Payment Due: January 15, 2015  

Reservation Deposit Fees
All students are required to a pay a non-refundable reservation deposit annually in order to secure a space at Wofford for the following academic year. This deposit is credited toward tuition and fees for the fall semester. Paid deposits enable students to pre-register for fall courses, apply for and renew financial aid and scholarships, and participate in the lottery for a residence hall room.

Commuting Students - $300
Resident Students - $500

Costs for Students Living On Campus
Academic Year 2014-2015: $47,850
Each term:
Fall 2014 Tuition and Fees: $20,425
Fall 2014 Room and Board: $5,910*
Spring 2015 Tuition and Fees: $16,695
Spring 2015 Room and Board: $4,820*
*This cost includes your choice of (1) of three meal plan choices with varying splits between weekly meal allowances and Terrier Bucks.

Costs for Students Living Off Campus
Academic Year 2014-2015: $37,120
Each term:
Fall 2014 Tuition and Fees: $20,425
Spring 2015 Tuition and Fees: $16,695

Costs for Part Time Students
Per Hour Charge: $1,475
Audit Fee (per course): $300

Costs for Summer School
Please click here for summer school information.

Other Fees
Admission Application Fee: $35.00
Damage Deposit: $250.00

The damage deposit is a one-time deposit paid by each resident student prior to the students’ occupation of College housing. The deposit is held by the College as long as the student reserves or resides in College housing. Any residence hall damages for which the student is held responsible are applied against the damage deposit held by the College. Students that are currently enrolled when a charge is applied against their deposit will be billed as appropriate to bring their deposit to the required $250. At the time a student ceases to reserve or reside in College housing, the balance of the deposit after any outstanding charges due to the College have been applied becomes refundable.

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Payment Information

Regulations Regarding Payments  .

Scholarships, grants and loans are credited to students’ accounts at the beginning of each payment period. The college offers two options for payment of the balance of the comprehensive fees: (1) payment in full of the balance due for the first payment period by Aug. 15 and for the second payment period by Jan. 15, or (2) payment of the balance of the full annual comprehensive fee in equal installments each month beginning as early as June 1 and not later than Aug. 1 and ending March 1 through the Sallie Mae Payment Plan. (The installment plan requires payment of an annual participation fee.) A student must either have paid the balance of the comprehensive fee for the period (option 1) or arranged participation in the installment program (option 2). The college reserves the right to amend the terms of any installment plan offered.  If any portion of the balance due is not paid prior to the respective due date, the Business Office must be contacted immediately or the student will not be permitted to register or to occupy college housing.  If outstanding balances are not resolved prior to the fifth (5th) day of classes of either the Fall or Spring semester, the student will be withdrawn from all classes.

Return of any portion of the comprehensive fee paid will be made only in the case of permanent withdrawal from the college. The amount of any refund is determined by the schedule below: 

 

During the first 5 days of class  90% 
   
Between the 6th and 21st day of class  60% 
   
After the 21st day of class  No Refund 

 

The college will return the unearned portion of federal (Title IV) student aid based on a percentage of the comprehensive fee for the period.  After 60% of the payment period has elapsed, a student is no longer eligible for a refund for that period.  A detailed explanation of the refund calculation for federal student aid is included annually in the college's Financial Aid Handbook or is available from the Financial Aid Office.  The college reserves the right to alter the published refund schedule annually to conform to regulations.

The Student Handbook explains policies related to fines, returned checks and other miscellaneous charges that students may incur. Students who do not clear all debts to the college in accordance with stated policies will be separated from the college.

Transcripts will not be issued by the Registrar to or for students or former students who have financial obligations to the college, including payment due on any student loans made under federally governed programs administered by the college’s Financial Aid Office.

In all laboratory courses, students are required to pay the cost of replacement of any apparatus or materials broken or damaged.  

Electronic Check or Credit Card  

  1. Electronic check or credit card payment is available for students and any authorized Wofford Proxy Access user.
    • Students can pay online by going to the "View My Bill" channel in myWofford.
    • Students grant permission to a parent or other trusted individual to be a Wofford Proxy Access user to view selected information such as billing statements and online payment access. Please visit, http://www.wofford.edu/registrar/proxy/ for more information.
      Electronic Check (no fee)
  2. Credit Card (2.25% convenience fee)

Cash or Check  

Checks should be made payable to Wofford College and mailed to:
Office of the Controller
Wofford College
429 N. Church St.
Spartanburg, SC 29303-3663
 

Sallie Mae Tuition Payment Plan  

Wofford is pleased to offer a monthly tuition payment plan provided by Sallie Mae. Participants can create a 10-month payment plan based on their expected annual balance due for the entire academic year.

Annual Enrollment………………………………………………………. $55
Credit Card Fees……………………………………………………………Range from 2-3%
Debit Card and ACH Payment Fees …………………………….No Additional Fee

The annual enrollment deadline is August 31st. Participants registering after July 1 may be required to make a larger initial payment upon registration.

New payment plan participants can enroll by visiting this link, https://tuitionpay.salliemae.com/TuitionPay/Enroll/SelectPlan.aspx  

If you are a previously enrolled participant, you may renew or manage your plan by visiting this link, https://tuitionpay.salliemae.com/TuitionPay/Manage/Login.aspx  

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Refund Policy

The College refunds all overpayments or excess loan fund distributions each semester, after the finalization of financial aid and registration. Checks made payable to the student (with the exception of refunds resulting from a PLUS Loan (Parent Loan), which are made payable to the parent) are mailed to the permanent home address. Fall semester refunds are issued in early December and Interim/Spring semester refunds are issued in mid-March.   

Return of any portion of the comprehensive fee paid will be made only in the case of permanent withdrawal from the college. The amount of any refund is determined by the schedule below: 

 

During the first 5 days of class  90% 
   
Between the 6th and 21st day of class  60% 
   
After the 21st day of class  No Refund 

 

The college will return the unearned portion of federal (Title IV) student aid based on a percentage of the comprehensive fee for the period.  After 60% of the payment period has elapsed, a student is no longer eligible for a refund for that period.  A detailed explanation of the refund calculation for federal student aid is included annually in the college's Financial Aid Handbook or is available from the Financial Aid Office.  The college reserves the right to alter the published refund schedule annually to conform to regulations.

 

Parent PLUS Loan Borrowers  

Parent PLUS Loan funds are applied to the student's account first before other financial aid funds or payments are applied. If a Parent PLUS Loan exceeds the total charges on account creating a credit balance excess funds will be returned to the parent borrower unless the parent has authorized the funds to be directed to the student.

Interim  

For Interim courses that require participants to pay additional fees, the deadline to drop the Interim course without financial penalty is December 5.  In the event a student wishes to drop an Interim course after this date, the student will be permitted to drop or add any Interim course by visiting the Office of the Registrar in person; however, the student will remain liable for the course fee associated with the Interim course that was dropped, as well as any additional fee associated with the Interim course added.

Interim courses that require participants to pay additional fees and have excess funds remaining at the end of the program will be refunded equally to each participant. Refunds will not be processed for amounts less than $75. Interim refund amounts will be credited to the student's account and any credit balance created will be refunded with normal Interim/Spring refund schedule in mid-March.

OTHER REFUNDS  

Paid reservation deposits are non-refundable. If a student withdraws from the College after payment of the reservation deposit, the paid deposit is forfeited.

Any residence hall damages for which the student is held responsible are applied against the residence hall security deposit held by the College. Students that are currently enrolled when a charge is applied against their deposit will be billed the same amount to bring their deposit to the required $250. At the time a student ceases to reserve or reside in College housing, the balance of the deposit after any outstanding charges due to the College have been applied becomes refundable. Refunds may be processed within sixty days of a student’s withdrawal or graduation. In place of a refund, students may request that any remaining deposit amounts be donated to the College for a purpose determined by each graduating class.

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Tuition Refund Plan

Tuition refund insurance is offered through AWG Dewar, Inc. For more information, please call (617) 774-1555 or visit this link, http://www.collegerefund.com/apps/details1.asp?Id=3124&DIV=1 .

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