Jul 13, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Tuition and Fees

Students who register at Shenandoah University obligate themselves to the terms and conditions, financial and otherwise, stated in this publication. In the event an account becomes delinquent, in addition to the tuition and fees, the student is responsible for all collection costs, which may be based on a percentage at a maximum of 33-1/3% of the debt, 12% APR on such debt and all costs and expenses associated with collection including reasonable attorney fees according to laws enforced by the state of Virginia.

Fall term tuition and fees are due in full on or before August 4, 2017, and spring term tuition and fees are due in full on or before December 15, 2017, unless the student chooses to apply for the Shenandoah University Payment Plan. Students and/or parents must complete a payment plan application by July 1 to be eligible to participate. In addition, parents/students must meet acceptable credit standards.

Students are prohibited from registering for, and therefore attending, classes for a future term when an unpaid balance from a prior term exists. In addition, students who register for a specific term and fail to make payment by the published due date will be unregistered and prohibited from attending classes.  If a student is unregistered due to non-payment on the last day of the add/drop period for the term, the student will no longer be eligible to receive federal financial aid for the term.

Shenandoah University reserves the right to hold transcripts, diplomas and other pertinent information until all financial obligations to the university have been satisfied.

Tuition and fees for the 2018-19 academic year will be announced when approved by the Board of Trustees. Shenandoah University reserves the right to alter the tuition and fee structure at any time.

Undergraduate Tuition and Fees 2017-18


Full-time Student (12-18 credit hours) $15,350/term
Part-time Student (1 to 11.5 credit hours) $895/credit
Overload (Credits in excess of 18 credit hours) $895/credit


Audited Courses $280/credit
Private Instruction $880/credit
RN to BSN Online Program $400/credit

 Curriculum Fees/Mandatory Fees

Applied Major Lesson Fee
Applied Minor Lesson Fee
Conservatory Fee – Full time
Conservatory Fee – Part time
$865/term (fall and spring)
$180/term (fall and spring)
Elective Major Lesson Fee
Elective Minor Lesson Fee
Nursing Clinical Fee $325/course
NCLEX Review $375/course
iMLearning Fee $290/term
Technology Fee – Full-time (12-18 credits)
Technology Fee – Part-time (3-11.5 credits)
Student Services Fee - Full-time (12 to 18 credits) $155/term (fall and spring)
Studio Recording Fees  
  Recording Systems 2 (.5 credit) $447.50/course
  Digital and Advanced (.5 credit) $447.50/course
  Music Production 1 (1 credit) $895/course
  Music Production 2 (1 credit) $895/course

Explanation of Charges

Full time: Students registered for 12 or more credits, including applied music lessons.

Part time: Students registered for less than 12 credits, including applied music lessons.

IESL Program

Fall and Spring (15 weeks)
Summer (8 weeks)

Students with F1 visas admitted through Admissions into the full-time, non-credit IESL program will be issued a MacBook and be charged the technology fee of $165 per term and the iMLearning fee of $290 per term. Each student will be required to take the TOEFL exam at the end of each term.

Campus Housing

Residence Halls - University Inn, Parker, Racey, Gore, Funkhouser, East Campus Commons, Edwards and Romine


Room and Board/19-Meal Plan $5,090/term
Room and Board/15-Meal Plan $4,974/term
Room and Board/10-Meal Plan $4,694/term
Private Room Surcharge (Does not apply to Village Housing or Solenberger Apartments) $764/term
Village Housing - Caruthers House and Roni’s Roost
Village Housing/Room Only $3,695/term
Village Housing/5-Meal Plan $4,355/term
Village Housing/50 Meal Block $4,220/term
Solenberger Apartments (Room only)

$2,800/term (fall and spring)

$1,120/term (summer)

1 Bedroom

$3,695/term (fall and spring)

$1,478/term (summer)

2 Bedrooms

$2,800/term (fall and spring)

$1,120/term (summer)

4 Bedrooms

$2,675/term (fall and spring)

$1,070/term (summer)

Shenandoah University Payment Plan

Students/parents must complete an application and be approved to participate in the SU Payment Plan. Applications must be completed annually and returned to the Office of Student Accounts by July 1. Applications are available online at www.su.edu.

The SU Payment Plan consists of four equal payments per term. Fall term payments are due August 4th through November 4th and spring term payments are due December 15 through March 15. A two percent set up fee is assessed per term. All payments received ten days after the payment due date or later will be assessed a $10 late payment fee.

The SU Payment Plan includes tuition, applicable curriculum/mandatory fees and campus housing fees only. Shenandoah University reserves the right to refuse any application. Participants whose accounts become delinquent will forfeit their eligibility to participate in the future. In addition, students/parents are responsible for all collection costs associated with collection of delinquent accounts including attorney fees according to laws enforced by the state of Virginia.


Undergraduate Advance Tuition Deposit: $300
New students are required to remit an Advance Tuition Deposit by the date stipulated in the letter of acceptance from the Office of Admissions. This deposit is then credited to the student’s account upon enrollment. Advance Tuition Deposits are non-refundable unless requested on or before May 1. Refund requests must be made in writing to the executive director of recruitment and admissions.

Room Lottery Deposit: $100
Returning residential students are required to complete a housing application and remit a room lottery deposit. Upon receipt of the housing application and room lottery deposit, a room reservation will be made on a space-available basis in order of receipt of deposit. Room lottery deposits are non-refundable.

Special Purpose Fees — Charged When Applicable

Application Fee for Degree/Certificate Seeking ($30): A non-refundable application fee is required for admission. This fee must be paid before official action can be taken on the application. In the event that the applicant does not enroll at Shenandoah University within 12 months after the date of application, and seeks admission thereafter, a new application must be filed accompanied by an additional application fee.

Late Registration Fee ($50): A late registration fee is assessed to any student registering on or after the first day of the term.

Parking Permit ($115/year): A parking permit is required of all students who plan to park a vehicle on university owned or leased property. Payment is due at the time the vehicle is registered. This fee applies to both residential and commuter students.

Withdrawal Fee ($100): Charged to all students who withdraw from the university after the add/drop period and within the first 60 percent of the term.

Returned Check Fee ($25): This fee is charged for any check returned to the university.

A complete list of Special Purpose Fees is available upon request.

Personal Expenses

Each student pays for his or her own personal expenses and books. Please note that students are not permitted to charge books to their student account.

Hornet Dollars may be purchased by credit card, cash or check payment. If students have excess financial aid funds after tuition, fees and campus housing have been paid in full, students may purchase Hornet Dollars using their financial aid credit. A Hornet Dollar form must be submitted to Hornet Central. The purchase request can not exceed the credit balance on the student’s account. Hornet Dollars may be used to purchase books in the Shenandoah University bookstore.

Withdrawal from the University

To withdraw from Shenandoah University at any time during the academic year, a student is required to obtain a Withdrawal/Leave of Absence form from the Office of Enrollment Management and Student Success. This form must be completed and returned to that office in order for the withdrawal to be processed in an accurate and timely manner. A student who fails to withdraw properly may receive failing grades in all currently enrolled courses and may be ineligible for a proration of tuition and fees as described below.

Tuition Proration Policy

Students withdrawing from the university during the published add/drop period will be fully refunded tuition, fees and housing charges. Students may be eligible to receive a portion of awarded federal financial aid.  Students are not eligible to receive a portion of state and/or institutional aid.  

For students withdrawing after the add/drop period, tuition will be pro-rated accordingly. The amount of tuition will be calculated on a pro rata basis through the first 60 percent of the term. After 60 percent of the term has been completed, the student will be responsible for all tuition charges assessed. Tuition charges and awarded financial aid will be prorated based on the official withdrawal date as determined by the last date a student participated in an academically related activity.

The determination of the payment period attended by the student will be calculated as follows: Number of days completed divided by the total number of days in the term equals the percent of the term completed.

This percentage will determine the amount of tuition charges that the student is responsible for paying. If the percentage is 60 percent or higher, the student is responsible for 100 percent of tuition charges assessed.

Curriculum/Mandatory Fee Refund Policy

Curriculum/mandatory fees are refunded only to students who withdraw during the add/drop period. For students who withdraw after the add/drop period, curriculum/mandatory fees are non-refundable.

Medical Withdrawals

Students withdrawing for medical reasons will be considered on an individual basis. The student must first contact the director of the Wilkins Wellness Center to discuss the reason for the medical withdrawal. If the reason meets the criteria per policy, a physician or psychiatrist must provide confidential written documentation in support of a medical withdrawal. The director of the Wilkins Wellness Center or the director of the Counseling Center will approve or disapprove a medical withdrawal based on the information provided with final approval from the vice president for academic affairs.

Distribution of Financial Aid Funds

Financial aid funds applied to a student’s account will be returned to the appropriate program in accordance with mandatory federal, state, private organizations and Shenandoah University requirements. Any remaining amount of credit will then be applied to unpaid charges on the student’s account with any remaining funds being refunded to the student. It is possible for students whose accounts were paid in full at the start of a term to owe payment for the balance of charges after the return of financial aid funds.

Residence Hall Proration Policy

Residence hall charges are refunded on a pro rata basis of 15 weeks per term when a student withdraws from the university. Students that vacate the residence hall without prior approval or are removed from the residence halls for disciplinary reasons will not be refunded.

Students are responsible for payment of any debt remaining on the student’s account after tuition and financial aid have been prorated per policies listed above. Payment is due within 30 days of notice. If payment is not received, the account will be transferred to collections and the student will be responsible for paying any and all collection expenses and/or attorney fees.