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    University of Hartford
   
 
  Sep 25, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2017 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 2016-17

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
  Enrollment Deposit $300
    Applicable to next term’s tuition (nonrefundable)  
  International Student Orientation Deposit $35

Tuition

Rates per semester unless otherwise noted. 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 $23,291
    (Summer 2016, Fall 2016, and Spring 2017)  

Arts and Sciences

Doctor of Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.)  
    Fall (9-14 credits) $10,305
    Spring (9-14 credits) $10,305
    Summer (6-8 credits) $5,155

College of Education, Nursing and Health Professions

Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)  
  Tuition  
  (Students entering the doctoral program summer 2016 and spring 2017)  
    Summer 2016 $5.400
    Fall 2016 $11,221
    Spring 2017 $11,221
  Clinical Education Fees  
    (3 affiliations @ $1,700 each) $5,100
Master of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics (M.S.P.O.)  
  Tuition  
    Summer 2016 $4,860
    Fall 2016 $12,800
    Spring 2017 $12,800
    Fall 2017 $12,800
    Spring 2018 $12,800
  Clinical Integrated Experiences  
    (3 affiliations @ $500 each) $1,500
  Clinical Internship $1,700

Engineering, Technology, and Architecture

Master of Engineering (all disciplines)  
  9 credits* $7,700
  *Credits in excess of 9 will be billed at the applicable per-credit rate  
Master of Architecture  
  12 credits or more per term $11,366

Hartt

Artist Diploma  
  6-9 credits per term $8,250
Graduate Professional Diploma  
  6-9 credits per term $8,250
Master of Music Education (M.Mus.Ed.)  
  Teaching and Research $5,250
  Conducting and Performance 9-13 credits per term $7,650
Master of Music (M.Mus.)  
  9-13 credits per term $11,500
Doctor of Music (D.M.A)  
  9-13 credits per term $11,500
Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education  
  9-13 credits per term $11,500
Private Music Lessons  
  1 hour per week (14 weeks) $2,050
  One-half hour per week (14 weeks) $1,050

University Studies

English Language Institute  
  12-18 credits per term $5,100
  Cultural Activities Fee $110


 

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

Tuition Cost per Credit Hour
      Undergraduate Graduate
Art $540 $780
  Illustration   $780
  Photography (low-residency programs)   $780
Arts and Sciences $540 $585
  Neuroscience   $635
  Communication   $585
  Psychology   $585
  Clinical Psychology, Doctoral Program (below 9 credits)    $1,065
Business  $540  
  Accounting & Taxation   $670
  Business Administration (No Hassle*)   $850
  Business Administration (Tuition only)   $670
Education, Nursing and Health Professions    
  Nursing $500 $590
  Education, Doctoral (Ed.D.)   $735
  Education and Health Professions $540 $570
  Prosthetics and Orthotics, Transitional (M.S.P.O.)   $650
Engineering, Technology, and Architecture    
  Engineering (below 9 credits) $540  $785
  Technology $540  
  Architecture $540 $973
The Hartt School    
  Music Education $540 $570
  All Other Majors $540 $970


*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 plus fees.

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. 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) $110
Dissertation Continuance (Psy.D.)  
  (Fall and Spring) $1,650
Dissertation Continuance (Psy.D.)  
  (Summer) $825
Internship (Psy.D.)  
  Fall and Spring $505
  Summer $255
Supervised Teaching Internship (ENHP) $45
  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.

Graduation Fee 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 the 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 via The National Student Clearinghouse, which charges a separate processing fee. The University of Hartford fee for a single copy is $4. If multiple copies are requested, the additional copies in the same order are $1. Rush transcripts are available at a cost of $10 each. Fees are payable in advance. The University of Hartford issues a free unofficial transcript to each member of the graduating class following graduation.

Transcripts will not be issued for persons either listed by the bursar as financially delinquent or required to complete federal loan exit counseling sessions.

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 2016-17

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 preceded 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.

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 2016-17

Meal memberships give you the opportunity to enjoy all-you-care-to-enjoy dining for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in our resident dining location, University Commons. For added flexibility, you may use a meal equivalency at Backstage Cafe (lunch and dinner only). To see more information on meal plans please visit www.hartford.campusdish.com.

During scheduled University breaks Dining Dollars, HawkCASH, cash, or credit cards are all accepted.

Note: Students may upgrade their meal plans anytime throughout the semester. However, students only have the first two weeks of the semester (from the first day of classes) to downgrade their meal plans.

Dining Dollars

All of the meal memberships offer Dining Dollars, which are accepted like cash in all of our dining locations. You may use your Dining Dollars account to purchase beverages, snacks, or full meals for you and your friends at any time. Whenever you buy a meal on campus,  the total amount of your purchase is subtracted from your Dining Dollars.

Please note: Dining Dollars will carry over from fall to spring semester. The Dining Dollars that come with the meal plan will not carry over from school year to school year.

HawkCASH-Increased Flexibility

HawkCASH is accepted at all dining locations. HawkCASH may additionally be used for a variety of restaurants off campus. It can also be used at vending machines, the bookstore, health services, making copies and printing on campus.

Please note: All resident students must participate in a meal membership. Freshmen may choose from any of the four plans offered. As its name implies, the Freshman Exclusive 7-Day All Access plan will only be available to students during their freshman year. The Commuter meal plans are not available to students living on our main campus. Commuter students have the option to purchase any meal membership. For additional information or assistance in making a selection, see www.hartford.campusdish.com and try our Meal Plan Wizard to make your selection easier.

Meal Memberships

100 Block

100 meals/semester, plus $1,000 Dining Dollars and 5 guest meals/semester  
This plan gives you 100 meals at our residential dining hall, University Commons and Backstage Cafe. The Plan is supplemented with $1,000 Dining Dollars and 5 guest meals per semester.
  $2,327 per semester

200 Block

200 meals/semester, plus $500 Dining Dollars and 5 guest meals/semester  
This plan gives you 200 meals at our residential dining hall, University Commons and Backstage Cafe. The Plan is supplemented with $500 Dining Dollars and 5 guest meals per semester.
  $2,452 per semester

5-Day All Access

Unlimited meals 5 days a week, plus $400 Dining Dollars and 5 guest meals/semester  
Designed for those who are likely to eat at our residential dining hall, University Commons, any 5 days a week. This plan gives you unlimited meals those five days. This gives student flexibility to visit other locations with their Dining Dollars. This plan is supplemented with $400 Dining Dollars and 5 guest meals per semester.
  $2,411 per semester

Freshman Exclusive 7-Day All Access

7-Day All Access Plan with $100 Dining Dollars and 5 guest meals/semester  
Students are allowed to use their meals anytime throughout the semester with no daily restrictions. This plan gives you unlimited meal access to our residential dining hall, University Commons or Backstage Cafe. This plan is supplemented with $100 Dining Dollars and 5 guest meals per semester.
  $2,107 per semester

Commuter 50 Block

50 meals/semester with $600 Dining Dollars  
The Commuter 50 Block plan offers 50 meals per semester for convenient use at our residential dining hall, University Commons or Backstage Cafe. This plan works well for commuter students who may eat one or two meals per week on campus. This plan comes with $600 Dining Dollars.
  $1,008 per semester

Commuter 25 Block

25 meals/semester with $400 Dining Dollars  
The Commuter 25 Block plan offers 25 meals per semester for convenient use at our residential dining hall, University Commons or Backstage Cafe. This plan comes with $400 Dining Dollars.
  $638 per semester

 

Kosher meals are available at the Commons during lunch Monday through Friday and at dinner Monday through Thursday during the semester (holiday closings and shutdown periods not included). Kosher food options are also available at Gengras Cafe and the Villages Market. 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. There is no fee for ACH trasactions.

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 and ACH or electronic check items 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 administered through HigherOne, a financial services company focused solely on higher education. The interest-free payment plan option 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.

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.

Financial Delinquency

Any student failing to pay his or her account fees with the University on or before the day it is due may be excluded from all classes, lectures, laboratories, examinations, co-curricular activities, and graduation until such payment is made. The student may also be denied grades, transcripts, diplomas, and the opportunity to register for subsequent terms if payment is not made when due or if the student’s debt to the University is discharged in bankruptcy proceedings. A default charge of 1.5 % per month on any unpaid balance may be charged until all fees are paid in full. If, in the judgment of the University, it becomes necessary to engage the services of a collection agency or attorney to obtain payment, the student must pay an additional collection fee of 15% of the principle balance plus any attorney fees, reasonable expenses, and other costs incurred, to the maximum extent allowed by Connecticut law.

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. Therefore, it is crucial that students receiving Title IV funds (such as Federal PELL, Federal Stafford Loan, and Federal PLUS Loan) contact the Office of Admission and Student Financial Assistance prior to withdrawal to understand the impact to their financial aid.

Refunds

Disbursements of non-Title IV 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.

To comply with federal regulations, Title IV credit balances will be automatically refunded within 14 days of the start of classes, or within 14 days funds are disbursed to a student’s account after the start of classes. In order to hold a Title IV credit balance within the same academic year, a Title IV authorization form can be completed online through the Student Self-Service Center. Please visit the Student Administrative Services website (hartford.edu/sasc) or contact their office at 860-768-4999 or sasc@hartford.edu with questions regarding the option to hold a credit balance for a future term.

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 letter that includes a secured personal code. 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 required to set up their refund preference with HigherOne upon receipt of the letter.

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.

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.