Student Expenses for 2021-2022
Regular Charges and Fees for 2021-2022
|Room||Standard Double Room (Dotzour, Bittinger, Morrison, and Metzler) $3,850
Private Residential Room Upgrade: additional $1,000 per semester
Harter Apartments $ 5,226 (3.0 GPA)
Baer Apartments $ 5,226 (3.0 GPA)
Terra Nova Luxury Apartments $ 8,524 (3.25 GPA)
Lakeside Apartments $ 5,226 (3.0 GPA)
Deerfield, Lakeside Duplex, or Baer House $ 5,476 (3.0 GPA)
|Board||Unlimited Meal Plan $ 5,082 (required for all first-time freshmen)
14-meal (224 block) $ 4,808 (available for sophomore through senior students)
10-meal (160 block) $ 3,326 (required for all off-campus athletes)
Tuition – Full-time
Includes twelve (12) to sixteen (16) hours for fall and spring term and four (4) hours in interterm.
Students must be enrolled full time to receive institutional financial aid. Excess hours over sixteen (16) hours: $ 250 per hour
Tuition – Part-time
1-7 hours: $ 430 per hour
8 to 11 hours: $ 750 per hour
Tuition – Summer School
Undergraduate: $ 430 per hour
ACCK Courses: $ 300 per hour
Double Room: (see above)
McPherson College is a residential college. All unmarried students age 23 and under not living with their parents live in residence halls.
Single rooms at an additional $1,000/semester to the double room charge. Based on availability.
The general fee is assessed to all full-time students to assist in covering the costs associated with student activities, computer support, student life, athletics, and Student Government Association.
To be determined. Proof of Insurance is needed for student athletes and international students.
3-7 hours: $ 30 per term
8-11 hours: $ 50 per term
McPherson students: $ 375 per hour
Special Charges and Fees
Enrollment Deposit: $ 150/$ 250 for Automotive Restoration.
Deposit is refundable before May 1.
Late payment arrangement: $ 100 after August 1
Each change of schedule: $ 50 (drop and add after the first two (2) weeks of term)
Official transcript: $ 8+ processing fee to National Student Clearinghouse
Returned check charge: $ 30
Auditing courses, per hour: $ 50
Senior citizen audit fee: $ 25
The Vice President for Academic Affairs determines which courses may be audited. Restoration technology, studio art classes, and private music lessons may not be audited. Permission to audit is granted on a space-available basis.
Private music lessons: $ 150 per semester hour in addition to regular tuition
Piano rental for Class Piano: $ 50
Instrument rental: $ 50 per instrument
Automotive Restoration Courses
TE 141 Engine Rebuilding: $65
TE 145 Drivetrain Restoration: $65
TE 162 Fundamentals of Woodworking: $65
TE 252 Vintage Panel Restoration: $65
TE 262 Machining Technology: $65
TE 271 Chassis Restoration: $65
TE 281 Automotive Trim: $65
TE 480 Advanced Automotive Paint Restoration: $65
TE 481 Advanced Automotive Trim: $65
TE 152 Sheet Metal: $ 90
TE 275 Automotive Paint Restoration: $ 250
Natural Science Courses
G-BI 101 Principles of Biology: $30
G-BI 111 College Biology I: $30
BI 112 College Biology II: $30
BI 225 Human Anatomy: $30
BI 283 Genetics: $30
BI 310 Statistical Data Analysis: $30
BI 315 Human Physiology: $30
G-NS 141 Environmental Science: $30
G-PH 205 College Physics I: $30
PH 206 College Physics II: $30
G-PH 215 General Physics I: $30
PH 216 General Physics II: $30
G-MU 132 Concert Choir: Students who have not previously acquired concert attire will be required to purchase it.
MU 159 Sight Singing and Ear Training I: $35
MU 259 Sight Singing and Ear Training II: $35
MU 359 Sight Singing and Ear Training III: $35
MU 459 Sight Singing and Ear Training IV: $35
MU 330 Private Lessons: $150
MU 436 Music Theory IV: $100
Physical Education Courses
PE 160 Individual & Dual Sports I: $ 25
PE 161 Individual & Dual Sports II: $ 25
PE 180 First Aid & Personal Safety: Fee of certification is responsibility of the student.
Behavioral Sciences Course
PY/SO 474 Scientific Writing for Behavioral Sciences: $ 25
PY/SO 475 Senior Seminar/Thesis: $25
Teacher Education Courses
G-CI 251 Introduction to Education Practicum: $ 20
CI 475/EE 475 Student Teaching: $ 150 per semester
Art and Design Courses
G-AR 101 Drawing I: $150
G-AR 102 Painting I: $150
G-AR 131 Ceramics I: $150
G-AR 220 Graphic Design for Non-Art Majors: $150
G-AR 310 Art History I: $100 for Digital Textbook
G-AR 311 Art History II: $100 for Digital Textbook
G-AR 350 Sculpture I: $150
AR 103 Elementary Design: $150
AR 202 Painting II: $150
AR 210 Drawing II: $150
AR 231 Ceramics II: $150
AR 345 Art as Community & Social Practice: $150
AR 358 Methods for Teaching Art in the Elementary School: $50
AR 375 Junior Seminar: $150
AR 401 Methods for Teaching Art in the Secondary School: $50
AR 403 Senior Show: Photography: $150
Art and Design Printing and Production Fees
AR 130 Design Software: $125
AR 203 Photography I: $125
AR 205 Video Editing and Production: $125
AR 230 Graphic Design I: $125
AR 235 Graphic Design II: $125
AR 260 UX/UI Prototyping: $125
AR 265 UX/UI Application: $125
AR 303 Photography II: $125
AR 315 Metalsmithing and Jewelry Making: $125
AR 320 Typography and Logo Branding: $125
AR 323 Analog Photography: $125
AR 330 Graphic Design III: $125
AR 335 Design Software II: $125
AR 440 Web Design II: $125
AR 470 Senior Show: Digital Design: $125
AR 475G Graphic Design IV: $125
Art and Design Software Fees
The software fee is only charged once a semester, even if the student is enrolled in more than one course with this fee associated. Interterm will be a separate charge, however.
AR 130 Design Software: $100
AR 203 Photography I: $100
AR 205 Video Editing & Production: $100
AR 230 Graphic Design I: $100
AR 235 Graphic Design II: $100
AR 260 UX/UI Prototyping: $100
AR 265 UX/UI Application: $100
AR 303 Photography II: $100
AR 320 Typography and Logo Branding: $100
AR 330 Graphic Design III: $100
AR 335 Design Software II: $100
AR 340 Web Design I: $100
AR 440 Web Design II: $100
AR 470 Senior Show: Digital Design: $100
AR 475G Graphic Design IV: $100
CM360 Videography I: $100
CM 440 Videography II: $100
Billing and Payment Policies
McPherson College expects the student to be financially responsible. All student accounts are in the student’s name regardless of who makes payment on the account.
Students may view their account statement on Bulldog Connect. The first charges for the fall semester will be available in July. The spring charges will be available in late November. These initial statements list tuition and applicable fees, room and board for residential students as well as estimated financial aid, payments, and the estimated balance due. Activity after the initial account statement is created may affect the amount you are responsible to pay. Such activity could include adding/dropping courses, bookstore charges, changes to room and board, and/or changes to your financial aid package.
Email communications to the student’s McPherson College email address are sent letting them know when their account statement is available. However, students are strongly encouraged to stay informed on a regular basis by accessing their account on Bulldog Connect at any time throughout the year.
The Business Office will recognize credit on the student’s account balance for posted federal financial aid and issue a credit refund check within 14 days from the posting date in accordance with Department of Education rules. For other non-federal aid, the following circumstances apply:
Institutional/Merit Awards: Credit will be recognized when the award is posted to the student account.
Outside Scholarships: Awards from outside sources will not appear on the student’s account statement until McPherson College receives the funds and the aid is posted to the student account.
Alternative Loans: Credit will be recognized when loan funds are made available to the college and the loan is posted to the student account.
Federal Work Study: Although Work Study may be part of your financial aid package, it is not a guarantee of employment and will not be deducted from your student account. Arrangement may be made in the Business Office to direct future wages to be applied directly to the student account.
Monthly Payment Plan
If an annual or semester payment is not possible, McPherson College requires students to set up a budget plan through Commerce CashNet. For a small enrollment fee ($35 per semester) families can budget convenient, interest-free monthly payments beginning August 15. Further information can be found at https://commerce.cashnet.com/cashneti/static/epayment/mcphersonpay/loginwww.mcpherson.afford.com. An exception to this policy would require individual arrangements made directly with the Business Office.
You are responsible for payment in full of your student account balance minus estimated financial aid. The payments are due as billed unless noted otherwise. The fall semester bill is due on August 15, 2021, and the spring semester bill is due on January 15, 2022. While McPherson Colleges encourages payment in full by the end of the semester, you are allowed to carry over $1,500 of unpaid expenses from the previous semester to the current semester. A larger carryover may be allowed only under specific arrangement with the Business Office.
Courses taken online through College Consortium must be paid in full up front. If payment in full is not made before the course drop date, the student will automatically be withdrawn from the College Consortium course.
Checks should be made payable to McPherson College, and payments should be mailed to McPherson College, Attn: Business Office, P.O. Box 1402, McPherson, KS 67460. Cash payments are accepted in person in the Business Office. Credit card payments can be made online or by telephone. For online payments, please log into Bulldog Connect to view your account and click on Make a Payment. If you have questions, please contact the Business Office at 620-242-0450.
The college reserves the right to withhold official academic transcripts if the student fails to pay their balance in full. Diplomas will not be released if an account balance remains. Students with a balance are also not allowed to participate in Commencement.
The college will provide an unofficial copy of an academic transcript at the student’s request. It will be marked with the word “UNOFFICIAL.”
Failure to pay the balance on the student’s account by the due date places the student on a restricted enrollment status, or HOLD. Students on HOLD will not be allowed to register for classes, confirm existing pre-registrations, obtain transcripts or receive other non-essential services until their accounts are brought current. Please contact the Business Office at 620-242-0450 or 620-242-0459 for assistance with HOLD resolutions.
A late fee charge of $100 will be assessed on semester balances remaining unpaid 10 days after the semester due date. The exception would be those enrolled in a monthly payment plan.
Institutional Refund Policy
Students who withdraw from McPherson College on or after the first day of a term may be eligible for a refund (proration) of qualified institutional charges and non-federal financial aid. Qualified charges would include tuition, fees, room and board. Charges that are not included in a refund include, but are not limited to, books, fines, and insurance premiums. Non-federal aid would include aid from the institution, state, and outside resources. McPherson College determines the percentage of adjustment by calculating earned and unearned percentages using the following method:
All calendar days from the beginning of the term to the Last Day of Attendance (LDA) are divided by the total number of calendar days in the term to determine the percentage of adjustment. Scheduled breaks of five calendar days or more and temporary break days are excluded.
- If the withdrawal occurs within the first 60% of the term, a pro rata adjustment will be made to the student’s account. Qualified charges and non-federal aid will be adjusted individually. Earned amounts will remain posted, and unearned amounts will be returned to the issuing authority. If an outside agency allows, a larger percentage of the entire award may remain posted to pay adjusted charges.
- If the withdrawal occurs after the first 60% of the term, no adjustment or refund is due.
Federal Financial Aid Refund Policy
In addition to the institutional refund calculation, recipients–and, in some cases, intended recipients–of federal Title IV financial aid (with the exception of Federal Work Study) will be subject to the refund policies as mandated by the United States Department of Education. McPherson College must calculate earned and unearned federal aid using the same method as described under the Institutional Refund Policy.
- If the withdrawal occurs within the first 60% of the term, a pro rata adjustment will be made to the student’s account. The resulting percentages are applied to the total of Title IV aid that was disbursed and could have been disbursed. Any unearned amount must be returned to the appropriate program source in the following order until the unearned amount is satisfied: 1) Unsubsidized Federal Direct Stafford Loans, 2) Subsidized Federal Direct Stafford Loans, 3) Federal Perkins Loans, 4) Federal Direct PLUS loans, 5) Federal Pell Grants, 6) Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, 7) Federal TEACH grants, 8)Iraq/Afghanistan Service Grants.
- If the withdrawal occurs after the first 60% of the term, no adjustment or refund of federal Title IV financial aid is due.