The annual tuition rate covers a normal load of 12 to 18 credit hours for the fall and spring semesters. May and summer terms are assessed separately.

Overload charges will be assessed when a total attempted hours for the semester exceeds 18.

Students registered for fewer than 12 hours during a semester (part-time students) are billed at the per-credit hour rate rather than the semester rate. In certain circumstances, qualified part-time students may be eligible for financial aid Federal Title IV Aid or Tennessee Lottery Scholarship Aid. Maryville College Institutional Aid is not available to students registered for fewer than 12 hours.

Financial Responsibilities

Annual charges for tuition, fees, room, and board are divided into two semester rates. Tuition, fees and all other College charges are due and payable by August 1 for the fall term  and by December 7 for spring term. Billing statements are available via each student’s Self-Service account approximately three weeks before the payment due date. Any outstanding account balance not paid by the published due dates will be considered past due and will incur an $80 late fee. If an online payment or check tendered for payment is not honored by the bank due to nonsufficient funds (NSF), it will not be redeposited and a $30 fee will be incurred. To cover a returned check, a certified check or money order must be sent immediately to the College for the amount due as well as the NSF fee. Postdated checks are not an acceptable form of payment.

No penalty will be imposed, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities, or the requirement of borrowing additional funds, on any covered individual due to the delayed disbursement funding from VA under Chapter 31 or 33.

If an outstanding balance is placed with a collection agency and/or attorney for collection, the student will pay all collection fees and costs, including legal costs, in addition to the principal and interest; all such fees will be added to and become part of the judgment. Official transcripts will not be provided to students who have an outstanding balance with the College. As part of this responsibility, each student is required to sign a “Maryville College Financial Responsibility Acceptance” contract at the beginning of each school year. This contract delineates the financial obligation that is incurred by attending the College, and ensures that students read, understand, and accept this commitment.

Students with credit account balances will receive a check from the Business Office. Maryville College follows Federal guidelines for the issuance of checks to students with Title IV credit balances.

Information relating to the refund policy for withdrawing students is located in the Academic Matters, Withdrawal Procedures section of this handbook. Business Office and Financial Aid Office staff are available to assist students in financial planning.

Students are required to pick up both work study and refund checks in the Business Office.  Proper identification and a signature is required.  It is the responsibility of each student to protect these payments, so if a student misplaces a check and a reissue is requested, a $31.00 stop payment fee will be assessed.  We highly recommend that each student sign up for direct deposit for their work study checks.  Unfortunately, direct deposit is not yet available for student refund payments.

For more information or assistance concerning payment of fees, please contact personnel in the Business Office located in Fayerweather Hall, Rm 110 or by calling 865.981.8249 or 865.981.8147.