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Tuition and Fees

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Athens State University Tuition and Fees 


Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fee rates are subject to change at any time, subject to the approval of the Athens State University Board of Trustees.

Payment due dates for each semester can be found in the link below:
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In-State Tuition In-state tuition rates apply to all Alabama residents. According to state law, in-state tuition rates also apply to Tennessee residents in 9 south Tennessee counties: Bedford, Franklin, Giles, Lawrence, Lincoln, Marshall, Maury, Moore and Wayne.

Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-State tuition rates apply to all non-Alabama residents and to those who reside outside the Tennessee counties listed above.

Distance Learning Tuition The Distance Learning tuition rate applies to all courses taught 100% online and listed as Distance Learning (DL-Online) courses, regardless of the residency status of the student.

Senior Adult Scholarship Program This program allows any student 60 years or older (who meets standard admissions requirements) to receive a tuition waiver for Athens State courses. All other applicable fees must be paid by the student. Registration in courses under this program is on a space available basis and requires registration during the late registration process.

Refunds Current information about refunds can be found in the Refunds of Tuition and Fees policy in the University Policy Library.

Refunds in Compliance With Federal Regulations The University complies with federal regulations relative to refund of tuition and other institutional charges and the return of funds or Title IV (financial aid) recipients (See below).

Refunds for Alabama National Guard Members and Reservists called to Active Duty Students who are active members of the Alabama National Guard or reservists or who are active duty military who are called to active duty in the time of national crisis shall receive a full tuition refund at the time of withdrawal, if such student is unable to complete the term due to active duty orders or assignment to another location.

Federal Regulations on Return of Funds for Students receiving Title IV Aid (Financial Aid) Title IV funds are awarded to students under the assumption hat the student will attend school for the entire period for which the assistance is awarded. When a student fails to complete the term, the student may no longer be eligible for the full amount of Title IV funds he or she was scheduled to receive, and the institution and/or the student may be required to return funds according to federal regulations. for additional details, see the Student Financial Aid section of the catalog or the Financial Aid Regulations on the University website.

Returned checks/Returned Automated Clearing House (ACH) Payments If a student's check is not paid on presentment or is dishonored, the student will be assessed a bad check fee. Athens State University may electronically debit or draft a student's account for this charge. Also, if a student's check is returned for insufficient or uncollected funds, the check may be electronically re-presented for payment. Returned checks cannot be re-deposited by the Office of Financial Affairs. After the second returned check, the Office of Financial Affairs will not accept a personal check for tuition and fees payment. Payment must be made using cash, money order, credit card, or cashier's check.

Holds on Grades or Transcripts A student failing to meet financial obligations to the University may have semester grade reports transcripts, and all other academic transactions put on hold until the financial obligations are cleared through the Office of Financial Affairs. Such financial obligations may include: unpaid fees, overdue library books, damage or unreturned University equipment, unpaid student loans, and parking fees. A student may also be withdrawn from classes and not permitted to register until pending financial obligations have been cleared.






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