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    Winona State University
   
 
  Sep 22, 2017
 
 
    
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Tuition & Fees



Office of Student Accounts
Maxwell Hall (507-457-5076)

Tuition

For the fall and spring semesters, undergraduate tuition for full-time students (12-18 credits) on the Winona campus is billed at a flat rate. Tuition for full-time students who are Wisconsin residents is also billed at a flat rate. Tuition for classes on the Rochester campus is billed on a per-credit basis (except for Wisconsin residents). All summer session courses and graduate courses are charged on a per-credit basis. To view current tuition and fees, go to www.winona.edu/billing.

Estimated Fees

Note: All fees are subject to change.

Application Fee: A non-refundable fee of $20 is required with any application for admission. Students who have previously been admitted to WSU and paid the application fee are not subject to this fee when they return to WSU.

Athletics Fee: The athletics fee is assessed to all students attending classes through the Winona campus. A committee consisting of members of the Student Senate and university administration determines the rates and the distribution of funds.

Course Fees: Course fees are assessed to all students attending courses that have additional course fees indicated in the class schedule. Rates are determined by the department chairperson and approved by the dean and the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Departments use course fees to pay for costs not normally incurred in everyday instruction (e.g., greens fees for a golfing course or a transportation fee for courses with a field trip component).

Digital Life and Learning (Laptop) Fee: All full-time students attending the Winona campus (including transfer students) are required to participate in the e-Warrior: Digital Life and Learning Program, which provides them with a fully configured PC or Macintosh laptop computer, software, network access, technical support, and training regardless of the number of completed credits. (Students are considered to be full-time if they are enrolled in 12 semester hours or more. Part-time students are not required to participate in the e-Warrior Program; however, they can pay the laptop program fee and receive a laptop computer.) Please consult with the Office of Admissions for current information, or direct any questions about this program to WSU’s Technical Support Center by email (techsupport@winona.edu) or phone (507-457-5240). Complete information for this program is available at www.winona.edu/it/programdetails.asp.

Health Service Fee: The health service fee is assessed to all students attending classes though the Winona campuses. A committee consisting of members of the Student Senate and university administration determines the rates and the distribution of funds.

Incidental Fees: Several small fees arise from non-course related matters such as health service, credit by examination fees, ID card replacement fees, parking permits, and library fines.

Insurance: Health insurance is available to all full-time students. Further details are available in the Health Services Office (Wellness Center).

Late Payment Fee: Payment in full for all tuition, fees, and residence hall charges must be paid by the payment due dates published in the current class schedule and on the WSU website at www.winona.edu/billing. Any payment accepted after the payment due dates may be assessed a late fee. Students are expected to pay all accounts to the University when they are due. The University is authorized to withhold the issuance of diplomas and official transcripts of credits and to deny students further registration until all money due the University has been paid.

MSUSA Fee: The MSUSA fee is assessed to all students attending classes for college credit. The rates are determined by the Minnesota State University Student Association (MSUSA) and the state board office. Funds are used by the Minnesota State University Student Association. 

Residential College Fee: The Residential College fee is assessed to all students within the Residential College. The rates are determined by the university administration; funds are used to provide additional programs for those in residence at the Residential College.

Student Life Fee: The student life fee is assessed to all students attending classes through the Winona and Rochester campuses. A committee consisting of members of the Student Senate and university administration determines the rates and the distribution of funds. Funds are distributed to a number of areas including the Student Senate, university clubs, and the student newspaper (the Winonan).

Student Union Facility Fee: The student union facility fee is assessed to all students attending classes through the Winona campuses. The rate is determined by a committee consisting of members of the Student Senate and university administrators. Funds are used to finance the construction, maintenance, and daily operation of Kryzsko Commons.

Technology Fee: The technology fee is assessed to all students attending classes for credit. The rate is determined by the university administration; funds are used to support the student computer labs and academic computer services.

Wellness Center Fee: The wellness center fee is assessed to all students attending classes through the Winona campuses. Funds are used to finance the construction, maintenance, and daily operation of the Wellness Center.

Refund Policy

If a student’s course schedule is reduced for the convenience of the University, the tuition shall be adjusted without penalty. Students who drop classes must inform the Registrar’s Office using the official drop procedures (see the Academic Policies & University Requirements  section of this catalog).

A student who withdraws from the University should obtain an Application for Refund form from the Registrar’s Office (Maxwell Hall). See the Academic Policies & University Requirements  section for other considerations and implications of withdrawing from the University. Students who withdraw from the University or who drop one or more credits will receive a tuition refund according to the refund schedule that follows; refunds on activity fees will be calculated on the same basis as tuition.

Refunds are not given for textbooks and materials. Used books may be sold at the University Bookstore; check with the University Bookstore for details.

WSU Tuition Refund Schedules

Terms at Least 10 Weeks in Length:    
Withdrawal Day Withdrawing Credit Drops
Up to and including 5th class    
day of term or 1 day after 1st    
class session, whichever is later 100% 100%
6th through 10th class day of term 75% None
11th through 15th class day of term 50% None
16th through 20th class day of term 25% None
After 20th class day of term None None
     
Terms of 3 to 10 Weeks in Length:    
Withdrawal Day Withdrawing Credit drops
Up to and including 3rd class    
day of term or 1 day after 1st    
class session, whichever is later 100% 100%
4th and 5th class day of term 100% None
6th through 10th class day of term 50% None
After 10th class day of term None None
     
Terms of Fewer Than 3 Weeks in Length:    
Withdrawal Day Withdrawing Credit drops
Up to and including 1 day after    
1st class session 100% 100%
1 day after 1st class session None None
     
Enrollment for a Single 1-, 2-, or 3-Day Session or Less    
Prior to beginning of session 100% 100%
After session has begun None None

Estimated Textbooks

Textbooks costs range between $350 and $800 per term. Books can be purchased at the WSU Bookstore or other locations.

Estimated Room and Board

Payments for residence hall services and meal services are made each semester. Current information about the cost of room and board can be found at www.winona.edu/billing. For general information, see “Housing and Dining .”

Resident Status

As a state-assisted institution, WSU’s primary function is making higher education available to residents of Minnesota. A higher tuition rate, therefore, is charged to residents of other states or nations; see “Wisconsin, North Dakota, and South Dakota Tuition Reciprocity,” which follows, for exceptions. Students can get information about regulations and criteria that determine their residence status from the Office of Admissions (Maxwell Hall).

If a student is initially classified as a non-resident but believes that he/she has achieved residency, the student can request a change of status by filing a State of Residence form with the Office of Admissions.

Wisconsin, North Dakota, and South Dakota Tuition Reciprocity

Undergraduate or graduate students who live in Wisconsin, North Dakota, or South Dakota can submit the Student Application for Resident Fee Status, which provides them with a tuition rate similar to what their home state charges. Approval is granted for one year and is effective as long as the student is enrolled each semester (summer sessions are excluded). Students must re-apply for reciprocity tuition if they leave WSU for more than one academic year.

Midwest Student Exchange Program: Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, and Nebraska

For students who are residents of Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, or Nebraska, the tuition rate is 150% of the resident rate. The rate represents a typical savings of over $1,600 per year for undergraduate students.

Undergraduate Students: Estimated Total Minimum Expenses

All amounts shown are estimates and are subject to change at any time.
Actual rates are published on WSU’s tuition and fees website.
 

2012-2013
Resident
Per Semester

2012-2013
Non-Resident
Per Semester

2013-2014
Resident
Per Semester

2013-2014
Non-Resident
Per Semester

Tuition (16 semester hours) $ 3,433.00
$6,183.20 $ 3, 530.00 $ 6,360.00
e-warrior Program $ 465.00 $ 465.00 $ 465.00 $ 465.00
Fees $ 453.53 $ 453.53 $ 475.00 $ 475.00
Residence Halls—Board & Room $ 3,602.00 $ 3,602.00 $ 3,710.00 $ 3,710.00
Estimated Total $ 7,953.53 $ 10,703.73 $ 8,180.00 $ 11,010.00