Abilene Christian University Course Catalog: 2014-15
Abilene Christian University is the premier university for the education of Christ-centered, global leaders, offering an exceptional education to about 4,400 students annually from 47 states and territories, and 43 nations. This private, comprehensive university, founded in 1906 in Abilene, Texas, offers 71 baccalaureate majors in more than 125 areas of study, 25 master’s degree programs and one doctoral program.
23| Cash in excess of $5 will be made upon request in the Depot and is issued as a credit back to your ACU account. Students that completely withdraw from the university during the fall or spring semester will receive a tuition refund based on the following schedule: Through the 5th day (the add/drop period) .................. 100% Through the 12th day ..................................................... 80% Through the 15th day ..................................................... 60% After the 15th day ............................................................ 0% Annual Block Tuition Students enrolled in the Annual Block Tuition plan may take up to 36 credit hours per academic year (billed at $14,725 per long semester in the 2014-2015 academic year). Students on this plan must be enrolled full time (12 hours or more) in the fall and spring semesters. After the add/drop period, students who withdrew from a course will not receive a refund. Classes withdrawn from will still count toward the 36 credit hour total for the academic year. Students not enrolled full time at the end of the add/drop period for the semester will be billed on a per credit hour basis and will forfeit the ability to take classes under the Annual Block Tuition plan during the academic year. Financial Aid Return of Funds Policy for Students Withdrawing from the University Return of funds to Institutional Financial Aid Programs Scholarships and grants from the university are reduced by the same percentage of any tuition refund. Policies and Procedures Regarding the Return of Federal Title IV and Institutional Funds Abilene Christian University calculates and returns Federal Title IV funds according to Federal Title IV policy 34 CRF 668.22. The amount of Title IV funds (other than Federal Work-Study) that must be returned to the Title IV programs is based solely on the length of time the student was enrolled before withdrawing. This policy is effective for complete or full withdrawal from a semester in which the student receives Title IV federal funds. If the student withdraws before 60 percent of the semester has elapsed, a percentage of Title IV funds will be returned to the federal program based on the length of time the student is enrolled prior to withdrawal. For example, if the student withdraws when 50 percent of the semester has elapsed, 50 percent of Title IV funds will be returned to the federal programs. After 60 percent of the semester has elapsed, the student is considered to have earned all aid received for the semester. The return of Federal Title IV funds depends upon the date the student withdraws during the semester. Withdrawal date is defined as one of the following: The date the student began the withdrawal process; The date the student otherwise provided the school with official notification of the intent to withdraw; For the student who does not begin the university’s withdrawal process or notify the school of the intent to withdraw, the midpoint of the payment period or period of enrollment for which Title IV assistance was disbursed (unless the university can document a later date); or The withdrawal date is determined from class attendance records. If a student stops attending class, federal regulations require that ACU consider the student withdrawn for financial aid purposes. Abilene Christian University will: 1. Determine date of withdrawal. 2. Calculate the percentage of aid deemed to have been earned by the student. 3. Calculate the percentage of aid not earned by the student, which must be returned to federal programs. Return of Federal Title IV Funds If the withdrawal date results in a percentage of Federal Title IV aid not earned by the student, then return of Federal Title IV aid will occur in the following order: 1. Unsubsidized Federal Direct Loans 2. Subsidized Federal Direct Loans 3. Federal Perkins Loans 4. Federal PLUS Loans 5. Federal Pell Grants 6. Federal SEOG Grants 7. Other assistance under the title for which a return of funds is required Add/Drop Period During the add/drop period there is no penalty for adding or dropping courses. Courses dropped during this period will not appear on the student’s transcript. If enrolled in Block Tuition, classes dropped during this period will not count toward the 36 credit hour total. Add/Drop Period: Fall/Spring terms ...................... Through the 5th day of each semester Summer sessions ........................ Before the first day of each session January courses ....................................... Before the first day of class Intensive course ............................... Same as add/drop period of term in which course is taught Withdrawing from a Course After the add/drop period: Students must officially withdraw from a course by initiating a withdrawal form. A withdrawal grade for the course will appear on the transcript. For students enrolled in Block Tuition, classes withdrawn from will still count toward the 36 credit hour total for the academic year. For all on-campus graduate students and undergraduate students enrolled in fewer than 12 hours refunds of tuition will be made according to the Tuition Refund Policy (above). Fees are nonrefundable after the add/drop period. No refunds for room and board will be made for absences while enrolled in the university. Tuition Refund Policy for Individual Courses All on-campus graduate students and undergraduate students enrolled in fewer than 12 hours are billed at a per credit hour rate of $1090 (tuition and general fees). Students paying per credit hour may receive a refund of 100% for the first five days of class, 80% through day 12, and 60% through day 15. No refund will be made after the 15th day of classes. Other students approved to be billed on a per credit basis will follow this same refund schedule. For January courses and summer sessions, students who are in the Annual Block Tuition do not incur additional expenses as long as the total enrolled hours do not exceed 36 within the same academic year. Students not enrolled in the annual Block Tuition are billed at $1090 per credit hour. If paying by credit hour, when a class is dropped on the first day of a short term there is a 90% refund. No refund will be made from the second day to the end of that term. Refunds for intensive courses not specifically listed above are subject to the refund schedule for courses billed by the credit hour in the term in which the course is taught, regardless of the actual date the course begins. Tuition Refund Policy for Students Withdrawing from the University