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Tuition and Fees | Tuition Reviews | Health and Accident Insurance

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As a private institution of higher learning, Westminster receives very limited financial support from public taxes. Each student registering at the college is charged tuition at a rate that covers approximately 70% of the cost of his/her educational program. The balance of the cost must be met by income received from gifts and endowments from trustees, alumni, faculty, churches, and other friends of the college who help to underwrite the education that Westminster provides. The Board of Trustees of Westminster College reserves the right to change tuition and fees at any time.

Tuition and Fees (2016-2017)

Program Per Hour
Master of Accountancy $1000
Master of Arts in Community Leadership $715
Master of Arts in Teaching $695
Master of Education $695
Master of Professional Communication $1,010
Master of Public Health $1,040
Master of Science in Nursing $1,060
Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia $1,220
Master of Science in Nursing Education $695
Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling $735
Master of Strategic Communication $850

Master of Business Administration & Master of Business Administration in Technology Management Program

Students enrolling in the MBA and MBATC programs during the 2016–2017 academic year will pay $1,373 per credit hour. (A total of 39 credit hours are required to complete the program.) Tuition includes all programs costs including books, access to all program functions, and a required international trip. The tuition price will remain fixed for three years, as long as he/she progresses satisfactorily (i.e., by taking no more than one semester off).

MBA Foundational Literacy Requirements

The 500-level foundation literacy workshops are offered as zero-credit-hours, pass/fail. While these workshops are zero credits and have no tuition cost, they are each assessed a fee between $100 and $200. Students who fail the literacy test at the conclusion of the workshop will be allowed to repeat the workshop at no charge. Students may obtain a full refund if the class is dropped prior to the first session. After the start of the first session, students will not receive a refund.

Competency-Based Master of Business Administration

The tuition charge per credit hour is $1,373

Graduate Fee

A $13 per credit hour fee is charged during fall and spring semesters only. The graduate fee covers the following items: student activity fee, technology fee and student publication fee.

Health, Wellness, and Athletic Center Membership Fee

Full-time graduate students (7 or more hours) $13.50/Month

Membership fee for part-time graduate students is optional and would be paid directly to the Dolores Doré Eccles Health, Wellness and Athletic Center.

Auditing Fees

Auditing Fees Per Semester
Alumni Audit $100 plus $50 technology fee (plus any additional course fees)
Master of Accountancy $600
Master of Arts in Community Leadership $358
Master of Arts in Teaching $338
Master of Business Administration $687
Master of Education $348
Master of Professional Communication $505
Master of Public Health $520
Master of Science in Nursing $530
Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia $610
Master of Science in Nursing Education $348
Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling $368

The technology fee will apply to classes being audited, but no student activity fees or publication fees are assessed. Only students accepted to Masters degree programs may audit graduate classes. Some programs require students to be a graduate of the program in order to alumni audit a class. Please see Academic Policies and Procedures for more information on alumni audits, or contact the Alumni Office for details. Alumni audits of ceramics courses requires a $250 materials fee.

Payment of Tuition and Fees

Tuition, fees, and room and board charges are due in full on the first day of the given semester. Students registering late must pay in full when they register. Students unable to pay in full must make other arrangements with the Student Account Services Office by the second week of the semester. The college reserves the right to grant or deny financing for any student based on his or her credit worthiness. In addition, the college reserves the right to cancel the registration of any student who fails to comply with all terms of his or her financial obligation with the college. Additional information on this policy is available in the Student Account Services Office. Statements of credits, certificates of graduation, or transcripts are issued only to students who are current in their obligations with the college. All outstanding charges are due and payable at the time students leave the college.

Tuition Reviews

Students sometimes face circumstances or situations that prevent them from finishing a course or semester. The Review Committee meets monthly to examine petitions made by students regarding full or partial charges of tuition and fees. A student’s petition, which includes a detailed letter and appropriate documentation, can be submitted to any member of the Review Committee in the following offices: Student Account Services, Registrar’s Office, Financial Aid, or the Dean of Students.

All petitions (review of tuition charges and medical withdrawals) must be submitted within six weeks after the end of the semester in question. Absent serious extenuating circumstances, requests submitted beyond six weeks after the end of the semester will not be considered. If the petition is granted, changes will be made retroactive only to the last date of attendance, and tuition charges will be adjusted according to Westminster College’s posted refund schedule found on the Student Account Services webpage. Reevaluation by the student’s physician or counselor will be required prior to re-registration.

Following these guidelines, the Review Committee will either approve or deny all petitions. A student who thinks there has been unfair bias or encountered a procedural error made by this committee may appeal it in writing within ten calendar days to an Appeals Committee chaired by the Vice President for
Finance and Administration. The decision reached by this committee is final.

NOTE: Changes in registered hours may change any financial aid disbursed to an account. For example, if a student receiving merit-based aid withdraws from the college, the student’s financial aid award is canceled and all unpaid tuition resulting from the cancellation of the merit-based aid for that semester is due and must be paid immediately.

Please forward all information via email, mail, or fax to:

Mark Ferne
Associate Provost for Student Development & Dean of Students
Westminster College
1840 South 1300 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84105

Fax: 801.832.3103 (Attn: Mark Ferne)
Phone: 801.832.2230
Email: mferne@westminstercollege.edu

Health and Accident Insurance

Students are encouraged to carry health and accident insurance. Many plans carry students on their parents coverage if they 26 years of age or younger. Westminster’s website has a list of many plans, as there are different options and rates available to students. Cost may vary somewhat due to the student’s age. Please contact the Office of Student Life for more information. All international students and student athletes attending Westminster College are required to carry insurance coverage. Students admitted to the nursing program are required to provide evidence of health insurance coverage. All students traveling on a college trip (May Term, Retreats, Conferences, Study Abroad, etc.) must also show proof of insurance.

In addition, the following website link provides useful information regarding insurance options for college students.  Topics covered include the industry as a whole, the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, and healthcare for the uninsured:

Understanding Health Insurance for College Students

The following list provides some resources to review health insurance options that may be available to you.