Jan 21, 2019  
2013-2014 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2013-2014 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Tuition and Fees



The cost of a college education falls into two general categories. The first includes charges for admission, tuition, fees, and related services. The second includes living costs, travel, and other items of personal expense. Inquiries regarding student financial matters may be made at the Student Administrative Services Center.

Fall and Spring Semesters 2013–14

Entrance Deposits and Fees

(Payable in U.S. dollars and drawn on U.S. bank)

Application Fee (domestic and international) payable at time of application (nonrefundable) $50
The Hartt School  
  Audition Fee (as applicable) $40
  Tuition Deposit $100
    For full-time study. Applicable to next term’s tuition (nonrefundable)  
  International Student Orientation Deposit $35

Tuition

Rates per term or module. Programs not specifically listed here are assessed per credit hour.

Art

Master of Fine Arts in Illustration  
Master of Fine Arts in Photography  
  (low-residency programs)  
  Annual tuition $20,706
    (Summer 2013, Fall 2013, and Spring 2014)  

Arts and Sciences

Doctor of Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.)  
    Fall (9–14 credits) $9,431
    Spring (9–14 credits) $9,431
    Summer (6–8 credits) $4,716

College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions

Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)  
  Tuition  
  (Students entering the doctoral program summer 2013 and spring 2014)  
    Summer 2013 $4,950
    Fall 2013 $9,975
    Spring 2014 $9,975
  Clinical Education Fees  
    (3 affiliations @ $1,700 each) $5,100
Master of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics (M.S.P.O.)  
  Tuition  
    Summer 2013 $4,455
    Fall 2013 $12,800
    Spring 2014 $12,800
    Fall 2014 $12,800
    Spring 2015 $12,800
  Clinical Integrated Experiences  
    (3 affiliations @ $500 each) $1,500
  Clinical Internship $1,600

Engineering, Technology, and Architecture

Master of Engineering (all disciplines)  
  9 credits per term $6,255
  12 credits per term $8,340
Master of Architecture  
  12 credits or more per term $10,400

Hartt

Artist Diploma  
  6–9 credits per term $7,280
Graduate Professional Diploma  
  6–9 credits per term $7,280
Master of Music Education (M.Mus.Ed.)  
  Teaching and Research $4,700
  Conducting and Performance 9–13 credits per term $6,864
Master of Music (M.Mus.)  
  9–13 credits per term $10,435
Doctor of Music (D.M.A)  
  9–13 credits per term $10,435
Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education  
  9–13 credits per term $10,435
Private Music Lessons  
  1 hour per week (14 weeks) $1,900
  One-half hour per week (14 weeks) $950

University Studies

English Language Institute  
  12–18 credits per term $4,800
  Culture Activities Fee $110


Nonrequired performing organizations and ensembles are exempted from overload charges upon approval of the department chairman and the dean.

Overload Tuition

Students exceeding the maximum credits allowable under their full-time program will be charged extra based on the per-credit-hour rates listed below.

Tuition Cost per Credit Hour
      Undergraduate Graduate
Art $480 $460
  Illustration   $693
  Photography (low-residency programs)   $693
Arts and Sciences $480 $485
  Neuroscience   $530
  Communication   $485
  Psychology   $485
  Doctoral Program    
    Clinical Psychology (below 9 credits)    $975
Business  $480  
  Accounting & Taxation   $620
  Business Administration (No Hassle*)   $820
  Business Administration (Tuition only)   $620
Education, Nursing and Health Professions    
  Nursing $480 $495
  Ed.D.   $650
  Education and Health Professions $480 $495
  Educational Technology $530  
Engineering, Technology, and Architecture    
  Engineering (below 9 credits)  $480  $695
  Technology $480  
  Architecture $480 $890
The Hartt School    
  Music Education $495 $495
  All Other Majors $495 $830


*Graduate credit-hour rates include tuition, registration, degree application fee, technology fee, lab fees, and textbooks.

Professional Education Programs

Course fees are determined by nature of program.

Summer

See Summerterm Bulletin.

Auditing Courses

Tuition and fees for a full-time student auditing any course are the same as if the course were to be taken for credit.

Regular Part-Time Audit Program

Part-time undergraduate and graduate students who elect to audit credit courses at the time of registration will be allowed to do so on a space-available basis and will be charged one-half the regular per-credit rate.

Senior Citizens

Individuals aged 65 and over who elect to audit credit courses at the time of registration will be allowed to do so on a space-available basis and will be charged fees only. 

Fees

Registration Fee

  – Per term $30
Payable at time of registration (nonrefundable).  

Health and Counseling Fee

  – Per term $138
     

Graduate students living in University housing pay a Health and Counseling Fee that entitles them to health and counseling services at the campus clinic and provides 12-month accident insurance.

Nonresident graduate students are not required to pay the Health and Counseling Fee. Those who participate in intercollegiate or intramural sports are advised to purchase coverage. Others who wish to use the campus clinic or counseling services may purchase health and counseling services by submitting the required forms and paying the fee. Enrollment forms may be obtained at Health Services or the Student Administrative Services Center.

Sickness Insurance

Every student is expected to be covered under a comprehensive medical insurance plan as part of a family protection plan or an appropriate equivalent. A group health insurance policy covering medical and surgical hospitalization is available to students on a voluntary basis. Brochure and enrollment information is available at the Student Administrative Services Center.

International students will be automatically enrolled in the University of Hartford accident and sickness insurance plan and will be billed for this plan through their student account. Questions regarding the plan or arrangements for subsequent years may be referred to the International Center.

Technology Fee

The University assesses all students with a fee for technology. This fee supports the University of Hartford’s ongoing efforts to create and maintain technology infrastructure to promote student learning. Such infrastructure includes, but is not limited to, information networks, electronic information resources, computer laboratories and classrooms, and the development of technologically advanced teaching materials.

Full-time graduate students will be charged at the following rates:

– $230 per term for resident students taking 9 or more credits
– $210 per term for commuter students taking 9 or more credits

All students who are enrolled for at least 3 credit hours, but fewer than 9 credit hours, will be charged $96 per term. No fee will be charged to students enrolled in fewer than 3 credit hours. Summerterm fee for enrolled students is $25.

Active Status Fee (see Academic Regulations ) $65
Thesis Continuance (master’s) $70
Dissertation Continuance (Psy.D.) $1,550
  (fall and spring) $775
Dissertation Continuance (Psy.D.)  
  (summer) $775
Internship (Psy.D.)  
  Fall and Spring $470
  Summer $235
Supervised Teaching Internship $45
  (ENHP) (per 3 credits)  
Examination for Credit—per credit $40
Graduation Fee $208


Payable with application for a degree and includes cap-and-gown rental. If the candidate has paid the fee and does not graduate at the end of the initial semester of eligibility, the fee will be held and credited as payment for graduation during either of the following two consecutive semesters, including the summer session. If the candidate has not completed degree requirements during this time period, no refund will be granted, and a new fee will be charged.

For graduation applications received after submission deadlines $225
       
Laboratory Fees and Special Course Fees  
  per schedule published each fall, spring and summer term—variable $10–1,600
       
Makeup Examination $35
       
Parking  
  Graduate Commuter Students  
    Per term $45
    Per academic year $75
  Graduate Resident Students  
    (per academic year, payable in fall) $470

Credentials File

A $15 fee is charged to establish a credentials file and includes the mailing of five sets of placement credentials on behalf of the registrant. For each additional set sent, a $5 fee is charged.

Special Program Certificates $35

Transcript of Academic Work

Transcripts may be requested online through the Self-Service Center. Transcript requests may also be made in person at the Student Administrative Services Center. A free transcript is issued to each member of the graduating class following graduation. The fee for an additional single copy is $4. If multiple copies are requested, the first copy is $4, copies 2 to 5 in the same order are $2, and each additional copy over 5 in the same order is $1. Rush transcripts are available at a cost of $10 each. Fees are payable in advance. 

Fines

Fines may be levied for violations of vehicular, library, housing, and other regulations (see University Code of Student Conduct as published in The Source).

Graduate Student Housing for 2013-14

The University of Hartford offers student housing to graduate students on our Asylum Avenue campus. Prospective graduate students desiring housing at our off-campus townhouses should complete an online housing application, located on the self-service website. The application should be accompanied by a deposit of $150, which confirms the room reservation and guarantees the graduate student’s responsibility for proper care and maintenance of the assigned space and its furnishings.

The responsibility for proper care and maintenance of the assigned space and its furnishings is given to the occupant at the introduction of the housing contract. Therefore, the sum of $150 must be maintained on deposit at all times. Any additional charges, such as parking tickets, library fines, or housing damages, are billed as they are incurred rather than being deducted from the deposit.

At the conclusion of the contracted housing period, this $150 deposit is refunded in full, provided the student has fulfilled the housing contracted period and there are no charges for damages and no other outstanding financial obligations to the University. The deposit is forfeited if the occupant chooses to leave prior to the conclusion of the housing contract.

The University is not responsible for any property losses by a student, and students are advised not to bring items of great personal value. Students should inventory all personal belongings and are encouraged to carry appropriate insurance coverage.

 Student Housing Fees per Academic Year

Graduate Off-Campus Housing

Asylum Avenue Campus  
Per semester $3,750


Housing contracts are issued for the full academic year (see Withdrawal ). However, Asylum Avenue campus housing is assigned on a monthly basis with a minimum occupancy of one semester. In addition, all University housing fees include utilities.

Dining Fees for 2013–14

Graduate students may participate in meal memberships, choosing from any of the meal plans offered below. Dining Dollars will carry over from fall to spring semester, provided the student participates in a meal plan both semesters. For additional information or assistance in making a selection, see www.hartford.campusdish.com.

Meal Memberships

Premium Plus

19 meals/week, plus $200 Dining Dollars and 5 guest meals/semester  
Designed for those students who eat three meals a day. This plan provides all 19 meals offered: breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Monday through Friday; and brunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday. Students are guaranteed a meal at every available meal period. This plan is supplemented with $200 Dining Dollars and 5 guest meals per semester.
  $3,101 per semester

Premium

12 meals/week, plus $250 Dining Dollars and 5 guest meals/semester  
Designed for those students who are more likely to eat only 12 traditional meals per week. The plan is supplemented with $250 Dining Dollars and 5 guest meals per semester.
  $2,759 per semester

Flex

7 meals/week, plus $450 Dining Dollars and 5 guest meals/semester  
Designed for those who are likely to eat 7 traditional, all-you-care-to-eat meals per week and who like the flexibility to visit other locations with their Dining Dollars. This plan is supplemented with $450 Dining Dollars and 5 guest meals per semester.
  $2,683 per semester

Commuter

$895 Dining Dollars
$50 Bonus Dining Dollars
 
The commuter meal plan is geared specifically to give you better dining value when you use your plan instead of paying cash to eat. This plan offers $50 in bonus Dining Dollars. Each time you make a purchase, the cost is subtracted from the balance on your account. Your remaining fall Dining Dollars balance will carry over to the spring semester, provided you participate in a meal plan both semesters.
  $895 per semester

Commuter Express

$555 Dining Dollars
$25 Bonus Dining Dollars
 
The Commuter Express meal plan is geared specifically to give you better dining value when you use your plan instead of paying cash to eat. Each time you make a purchase, the cost is subtracted from the balance on your account. Your remaining fall Dining Dollars balance will carry over to the spring semester, provided you participate in a meal membership both semesters.
  $555 per semester

Commuter 15 Block

15 meals/semester
The Commuter 15 Block plan offers 15 meals per semester for convenient use at our residential dining hall, University Commons, or at our main retail facilities, Gengras Café, Hawk’s Nest, Market City Deli, Einstein Bros. Bagels, or Backstage Café. This plan works well for graduate students who may eat one or two meals per week on campus. The plan does not come with any Dining Dollars, but you may add Dining Dollars for increased flexibility.

 

$98 per semester

Commuter 30 Block

30 meals/semester
The Commuter 30 Block plan offers 30 meals per semester for convenient use at our residential dining hall, University Commons, or at our main retail facilities, Gengras Café, Hawk’s Nest, Market City Deli, Einstein Bros. Bagels, or Backstage Café. This plan works well for graduate students who eat at least two meals per week on campus. It does not come with any Dining Dollars, but you may add Dining Dollars for increased flexibility.
  $181 per semester

Kosher Upgrade

All meal plans can be upgraded so that the meal portion of the plan may be used at the certified Kosher Kitchen in University Commons. Upgrade costs are as follows:

  • Premium Plus Plan
    Kosher Upgrade = $282 per semester
  • Premium Plan
    Kosher Upgrade = $282 per semester
  • Flex Plan
    Kosher Upgrade = $224 per semester

The Kosher Upgrade provides students with access to certified kosher meals served at the Kosher Kitchen in University Commons. Kosher meals are available at lunch Monday through Friday and at dinner Monday through Thursday during the semester (holiday closings and shutdown periods not included). Please visit www.hartford.campusdish.com for further information.

Summer Students

For charges, see Summerterm Bulletin.

Payment of Bills

For full-time students, all tuition, fees, and other charges should be paid, or satisfactory arrangements should be made, no later than the due date published in the class schedule. For part-time students who are charged per credit hour, one-half of the tuition, fees, and other charges should be paid prior to the beginning of the term. An online billing statement is sent for the balance. The registration fee that accompanies registration materials is nonrefundable.

University of Hartford student billing statements are delivered online and are referred to as “e-bills.” When an e-bill is available for viewing and payment, students receive notification through their hartford.edu e-mail addresses.

New students receive a letter that includes a University of Hartford e-mail address and user ID number. These are needed to set up and access the e-billing account. E-bills are accessible through the University’s online Self-Service Center. Parents, guardians, or other third-party payers may be authorized by the student to receive billing notification via e-mail.

Online payments may be made by ACH (electronic transfer), credit card, or debit card. MasterCard, VISA, Discover, and American Express cards are accepted. Please note there is a service fee charged for all credit and debit card transactions.

Checks, travelers checks, and money orders— made payable to the University of Hartford, payable in U.S. dollars, and drawn on a U.S. bank—should be mailed, along with a printed copy of the top portion of the e-billing statement, to:

University of Hartford
P.O. Box 416362
Boston, MA 02241-6362

Checks returned for insufficient funds will result in a $25 fee.

Cash and check payments are accepted at the Student Administrative Services Center on the second floor of the Auerbach Computer and Administration Center.

Students and authorized users may make online payments through CASHNet SMARTPAY, a third-party payment processor operating under an agreement with the University of Hartford to process electronic payments. MasterCard, VISA, Discover, and American Express credit or debit cards are accepted. A 2.75 percent fee is assessed by CASHNet to process credit or debit card payments. This service fee is non-refundable. Overpayments that result from credit card authorizations are credited back to the credit card. There is no fee for payment by electronic check (ACH transfer).

The University offers an interest-free payment plan called TuitionPay through Sallie Mae, an educational financial institution. TuitionPay allows graduate students and their families to pay their bills in equal installments. For information on this payment plan option, please contact the Student Administrative Services Center at sasc@hartford.edu or 860.768.4999, or contact TuitionPay at 800.635.0120.

If payment is not made in accordance with University policy, a default charge of 1.5 percent per month will be assessed on the unpaid balance until it is paid in full.

Tuition Refunds
(full-semester courses)

Withdrawal prior to and within the first week of classes  
(includes all fees except registration fee) 100% refundable*
Withdrawal within the second week of classes 60% refundable
Withdrawal within third week of classes 40% refundable
Withdrawal within fourth week of classes 20% refundable
Withdrawal after fourth week of classes No refund


Withdrawals for medical reasons should be submitted to the dean of students with appropriate documentation for consideration of a pro-rata refund of housing and dining fees only. Tuition charges will be adjusted in accordance with the policy stated above.

Students receiving Title IV funds are subject to federal policies regarding the return of those funds upon withdrawal. Contact the Office of Admission and Student Financial Assistance for information.

*Subject to tuition deposit for incoming students, which is not refundable.

Board

Refer to the University’s withdrawal policy.

Fees

Laboratory and technology fees for the semester are not refundable after classes begin and therefore are not subject to proration.

Summerterm/Winterterm

Due to the shorter duration of these terms, tuition and fee refunds, based upon full payment, are made according to the following schedule:

Withdrawal prior to beginning of class:

Tuition and Laboratory Fees 100% refundable
Registration Fee nonrefundable


For withdrawal after classes begin, but within the first week, tuition only will be refunded according to the following percentages:

Less than a three-week session No refunds
Three-week session 30% refund
Four- and five-week sessions 40% refund
Six-week (or more) session 50% refund


In determining the percentages of refund, the effective date of withdrawal is the date the student notifies the Registrar’s Office in writing rather than the last day of class attendance. Nonattendance does not constitute a withdrawal.

Fees are not refundable after classes begin and, therefore, are not subject to proration. The refund policy noted above is based on the assumption that the student has paid the tuition and fees in full prior to the date of withdrawal.

Withdrawals for medical reasons should be submitted to the University dean of students with appropriate documentation for consideration of a pro-rata refund of housing and dining fees only. Tuition charges will be adjusted in accordance with the policy stated above.

Students receiving Title IV funds are subject to federal policies regarding the return of those funds upon withdrawal. Contact the Office of Admission and Student Financial Assistance for information.

Refunds

Disbursements of credit balances will be made on request through the Student Administrative Services Center. Overpayments that result from online credit card payments will be credited back to the charge card rather than refunded directly. Overpayments that result from online check payments (electronic check or ACH) will be credited back to the account used rather than issued a check refund.

The University of Hartford has partnered with HigherOne, a financial services company focused solely on higher education, to issue student refunds. All matriculated students are issued a HigherOne HartfordCard. Students will receive the HartfordCard at their local or permanent address on file. This card is needed to securely set up a student’s refund preference with HigherOne. All students are encouraged to set up their refund preference with HigherOne upon receipt of the HartfordCard.

Students may then select from one of the following refund disbursement options:

  1. electronic transfer of funds directly into an existing checking or savings account;
  2. electronic transfer of funds to a OneAccount, an FDIC-insured no-monthly-fee, no-minimum-balance checking account that is administered by HigherOne; or
  3. paper check.

The HartfordCard cannot be used as a debit card unless the student opens a checking account with HigherOne. Therefore, choosing option 2 above allows students to use the HartfordCard as a declining-balance debit card. For options 1 and 3, the HartfordCard is only required to set up the student’s preference and cannot be used as a debit card.

Textbooks and Supplies

Textbooks and supplies are not included in the cost of tuition. As a convenience to students, the University maintains a campus store in Harry Jack Gray Center where all necessary books and supplies, including art supplies, may be purchased. The cost of textbooks and supplies varies with the courses taken. Students should estimate not less than $75 a course. All sales in the campus store are on a cash, check, Master- Card, VISA, Discover, or American Express basis. Order books online at www.bkstr.com

Changes in Arrangements

Because of the difficulty of determining longrange economic trends, the University reserves the right to make changes in its tuition, fees, and other charges, and in regulations, facilities, and class offerings that, in its judgment, are considered necessary and reasonable and to apply such changes to students already in attendance as well as to new students. No change in tuition and fees is made retroactively, however.