2014-2015 Tuition & Costs

Tuition Schedule
Undergraduate program, annual (12-17 units per semester)
- Annual
- Semester  

Additional charge per unit for more than 17 units $990
Charge per unit for 1-11 units (part time) $1,120
Fee Schedule
Enrollment deposit (see application process) $325
Application fee, non-refundable $40
Student fee, per year (6 units or more) $580
Health insurance
- Domestic Students - Required unless evidence of equivalent coverage is on file (annual)
- International Students - Required (annual)


Mailbox Deposit $20
Parking fee per year $250
Orientation fee $160
Field practicum fee $300
Process and testing fee for course challenge $60
Tuition per unit of credit granted for CPL $560
Credit for prior learning petition fee (fee is not refundable but is applicable to tuition if credit is granted) $60
Academic probation processing fee per semester $100
Late registration fee (Fall, Spring) $50
Late registration fee (Interterm, Summer) $15
Fee for petition to take incomplete (payable at time of petitioning) $50
Fee for taking final examination at time other than scheduled (per exam) $25
Graduation fees (includes processing, diploma, and banquet) $75
Audit fee (per unit) $50
Service charge for returned check $25
Fee for Change of Class Schedule $25
Science lab fee $60
Transcript request fee $6/each
Price per copy if faxed $5
Fee to replace lost or damaged diploma $25
Student accounts late fee $40
Incomplete Paperwork Fee (per occurrence) $25
Private piano, organ, voice, or instrumental lessons including practice room. (discounts are available for private lessons when student is enrolled in ensembles. see information in the music office)  
2 units: $720
1 unit: $360
Piano proficiency tutorial (1 unit; 1 hr/work) $100
Quad (freshman) $4,650
Triple $5,200
Double $5,700
Single $6,800
Board plan (weekend service included - academic year rates)
Meal Plans:  
- 19 Meal Plan $4,100
- 15 Meal Plan $3,850
- 10 Meal Plan $3,450
- 5 Meal Plan (commuter) $1200
Residence hall deposit $300
Housing Processing Fee $25

Hope reserves the right to alter tuition and fees at any time. Tuition and fees listed are effective June 1, 2014.

Room and board refund policies are stipulated in the Housing Contract.

The University reserves the right to make any changes in refund policies, fees, and expenses without notice.

All charges are due in full July 15, 2014. Enrollment is not complete and students may not attend classes until satisfactory financial arrangements have been made with the Student Accounts Department. Satisfactory financial arrangements include one of the following payment options, or financial aid equal to or greater than each semester's charges. If the financial aid package is not equal to or in excess of estimated charges, the student will be required to enter in a payment plan agreement as noted above.

Students whose financial aid files are not complete as of residence hall move-in day and/or the first day of class will be required to pay 1/5 of the estimated balance not covered by financial aid, will be charged the student accounts late fee, and are subject to dismissal if financial aid is not complete by August 28, 2014 (January 29, 2015 for Spring semester).


Tuition and Fees Payment Due Date - The annual expense of tuition, fees, room and board is due by July 15th. Payment after this date, finalizing financial aid requirements (such as loan application & approval of revised awards) after this date, or completing satisfactory payment arrangements after this date constitute "late" submission of satisfactory financial arrangements and result in a Student Accounts Late Fee charge.

Monthly Payment Plan - Up to twelve (12) monthly installments without interest charges beginning June 15th and ending May15th. The annual enrollment fee is $70 per year or $40 per semester. There are no other fees or interest charges, however, late payment fees may be charged. Enrollment in the plan should be completed before June 15th to avoid having to make substantial back payments of missed months.

Tuition Credit for Withdrawal From Undergraduate Classes

Charges upon registration constitute a contract and obligate the registrant for full payment. Because University costs are committed on a yearly basis, the following credit schedule has been established so the University and the student may share the tuition loss equitably if the student withdraws. Fees are generally non-refundable. Students receiving Title IV financial aid who withdraw entirely are subject to a supplemental financial aid prorated refund policy. Please address questions to the Student Financial Aid office.

Tuition credit will be made according to the date of official application for withdrawal on the following table:

Within the first week of the semester - 90% credit
Within the second and third weeks of semester - 60%credit
Within the fourth and fifth weeks of semester - 30% credit
After the fifth week of semester - NO CREDIT

Credit indicated above is percentage of entire contract, not percentage of amounts paid to date of withdrawal.