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SBU Extended Learning

Course Costs

To avoid possible delay in the enrollment process, take special care in calculating your tuition.

Current Rate: $180.00 per semester hour.

Semester Course Current Rate
4 Hour Course $720.00
3 Hour Course $540.00
2 Hour Course $360.00
1 Hour Course $180.00

 

Tuition includes a course syllabus and, when designated, special instructor study materials.

Publisher textbooks and publisher study guides, and other materials are not included in the tuition. All publisher textbooks and publisher study guides and materials prices are subject to change without notice.

FEES

Handling fee - a $25 non-refundable fee is assessed per course. The fee covers the costs of processing your enrollment.

Course (2) month extension fee - a $25.00 (per credit hour, per course) non-refundable course extension fee is assessed.Please pay the fee only if and when you want an official extension.

Credit card processing fee - SBU charges a processing fee for the use of credit and debit cards to pay student accounts. The processing fee will be equal to what the University is being charged for this service by its credit card processor, currently 2.5%.

NOTE: The University will cover the cost of postage for most materials sent from the University to you. You are responsible for charges for specially arranged proctored examinations and postage for lessons and other materials (i.e. exam request cards/examinations) sent to the University.

NOTE: SBU employee tutition concession is not applicable to OLIS enrollments.


METHOD OF PAYMENT(Tuition & Fees) Payment may be made in cash (in person), by check or money order, or may be charged to your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or SBU student account, assuming no "hold" on account.

Include your account number, expiration date, security code and signature on the application blank. SBU charges a processing fee for the use of credit and debit cards to pay student accounts. The processing fee will be equal to what the University is being charged for this service by its credit card processor, currently 2.5%.

SBU employee tutition concession is not applicable to OLIS enrollments.

Payment for all courses must be made in U.S. dollars in advance and in full. Checks must be paid in U.S dollars and must be drawn on U.S. banks. Make checks payable to SBU.

SBU Student Payment Option: If you are an official, fully-admitted undergraduate or graduate degree seeking student at SBU, you have the option to place your OLIS enrollment tuition and fee costs on your SBU account. If for any reason a "hold" is on your account, OLIS enrollment under this option is prohibited. You have the responsibility to contact the SBU Credit and Collections Manager and satisfactorily address the "hold(s)" before attempting OLIS enrollment.Under this option, once your OLIS enrollment extends beyond the 30-day tuition refund schedule, you are responsible for full payment of all OLIS account charges. Finance charges are assessed on unpaid balances. The APR is currently 9%.

This payment option is not open to any student requesting third party payment.

Mail or bring payment to the following office along with the application form:

Online Independent Study
Department of Extended Learning
SBU
1600 University Avenue
Bolivar, MO 65613-2597

Vocational Rehabilitation Option: Please contact Online Independent Study for specific guidelines.


TEXTBOOK MATERIAL PURCHASE

Publisher textbooks and publisher study guides may be purchased from a source close to you.

You may obtain publisher textbooks and publisher study guides as indicated on the syllabus from a source close to you. It is your responsibility to secure the exact texts and study guides as stated in the course syllabus. When designated, all SBU special instructor study materials can be secured through the OLIS office. Only publisher texts and publisher study guides may be secured from a source other than SBU.


FINANCIAL AID Grants and Loans - Federal Grants and Loans may be available through th Office of Financial Aid to be used toward SBU Online Independent Study. You must meet certain eligibility criteria to qualify, just as with all Federal aid. You must also be accepted and enrolled in a SBU program leading to an associate, bachelor's, or graduate or professional degree to be potentially eligible for Federal Student Financial Aid program funds. Since SBU offers only a limited number of online independent study courses and does not offer a degree program through onnline independent study, the expectation is that only those students taking regular classroom course along with some online independent study would fit the criteria of degree seeking students through SBU. If you have questions concerning this policy, contact

Director of Student Financial Planning - Brad Gamble
SBU
1600 University Avenue
Bolivar, Missouri 65613-2597
(417) 328-1823

Veterans Benefits - All online independent study courses listed in this catalog are approved for veterans and other eligible persons covered in the provisions of the G.I. Bill. Under the terms of this approval, these courses are considered independent study courses for Veterans Administration (V.A.) purposes. Certification for any courses taken may only be done by the V.A. Certifying Officer in the Office of Student Financial Planning. For full details on benefits, contact

V.A. Certifying Officer
Office of Student Financial Planning
SBU
1600 University Avenue
Bolivar, MO 65613-2597
(417) 328-1570


REFUNDS Tuition:A tuition refund may be granted for partial or full enrollment cancellation providing you (1) contact the Online Independent Study office in writing and (2) return to the Online Independent Study office any special instructor study materials - study guides/CDs etc -(not publisher texts-study guides) within 30 days of your enrollment. Refunds on the tuition charge will be according to the following schedule:

From Date of Enrollment:

0-30 days: 100% of tuition. After 30 days: No refund

No refunds are given for the handling or course extension fee.

The refund policy for first semester SBU students will be the same as the institutional refund policy.If registration tuition and fees have been paid by personal check, SBU will hold the refund request for 30 days from enrollment date to assure that the check clears the bank. All refunds are paid by SBU's Office of Accounting Services and require one week for processing.

If the bank for any reason returns a check to the University, you will be informed by mail of your obligation to pay the amount due. You will be assessed a $30 service charge.


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