The annual tuition rate covers a normal load of 12 to 18 credit hours per semester for the fall and spring semesters. Overload charges will be assessed when the total attempted hours for fall or spring semester exceed 18. May and Summer tuition are assessed separately.

Students registered for fewer than 12 hours during a semester (part-time students) are billed at the hourly rate rather than the semester rate. In certain circumstances, qualified part-time students may be eligible for Federal Title IV Financial Aid. Maryville College Institutional Aid is not available to students registered for fewer than 12 hours.

Financial Responsibilities

Tuition, fees, and all other costs are due and payable by August 1 for the fall semester and January 8 for the spring semester. Any outstanding account balance not paid by these dates will be considered past due. A late fee of $80 will be assessed on any account with an unresolved balance on the due dates. It is the student’s responsibility to make arrangements for all financial aid, outside scholarships, loans, and other payment plans prior to semester registration. Failure to do so will result in the inability to move in to campus residence facilities and to complete the registration process.

Students are also expected to pay all fines such as traffic, disciplinary and library fines, and residence hall damage assessments in a timely fashion as directed by the appropriate office. In addition, all library materials and athletic equipment must be returned as directed. Students who have outstanding fines or unreturned equipment may also be prevented from completing the registration process.  If a student receives a drug conviction for an offense that occurred while they were receiving federal student aid, their eligibility for federal aid could be affected.

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.

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.