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2019 - 2020 Catalog 
2019 - 2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Tuition and Fees

Current Charges

Current charges and payment information can be viewed at under the Student tab, then under Financial Information, Student Accounts, and Course Fee Statement. Charges can include tuition, fees, room/board charges, misc. course fees, books and other educational-related charges.

Institutional Payment Plans

The University of Mary accepts cash, check, money order, and MasterCard, Visa, and Discover credit cards. Make your check payable to University of Mary. Please include your student ID on your check. The University of Mary also offers a convenient payment plan. If you have questions on the payment plan, please call the University of Mary Student Accounts Office at 701-355-8143 or Nelnet Business Solutions/NBS at 800-609-8056 or visit our website at under Student Accounts.

Payment Policies

All charges assessed by the University (tuition, fees, room, board and other charges incurred) are due and payable during the assigned fee payment time each semester. It is the student’s responsibility to view their charges at each semester and ensure that their balance is paid in full by the due date. Paper billing statements will not be mailed. Remittances are made payable to the University of Mary. If the account is not settled at the scheduled time, the student’s instructors may be notified and the student could be withdrawn from courses and not allowed to attend class until settlement is made with the Director of Student Accounts. The University reserves the right to withhold transcripts and diplomas until all financial obligations have been met or satisfactory arrangements have been made in writing with the Director of Student Accounts.

Tuition paid by each matriculated student covers the costs of instruction, library services and convocations. No additional fees are charged for these services. For some classes, there are course laboratory fees and program fees in addition to the regular tuition. Expenses for housing and transportation and charges for liability insurance related to student teaching, clinical experience, practical or internships are the responsibility of the student.

The University of Mary reserves the right to make changes to listed charges at the beginning of any term. All charges are payable in US currency.

Room and Board

All students living in University residence halls are required to purchase a meal plan. Students living off-campus or in the student apartments are not required to purchase a meal plan but may purchase meals if they so choose. Meals may not be charged. Applications for housing and meal plans may be requested from the Office of Student Development.


Credit balance refunds will be mailed to students within 14 days of credit balances appearing on the student’s account.

Hold Policy

Untimely payment of an outstanding student account balance may result in a hold being placed on a student account and the subsequent withholding of transcripts, diplomas, class selection, and certification of graduation. Students are encouraged to contact the Office of Student Accounts to discuss any special circumstances surrounding an outstanding account balance.

Stop Payment/Replacement Check Policy

Students who wish to place a stop payment or request a replacement check for any reason on their student refund check, must wait 30 days from the actual date of issuance and will be charged a $30.00 stop payment fee for a check amount greater than $50.00. The fee will be automatically deducted from their replacement check, provided the original check has not been cashed. There are no exceptions or appeals for this fee.

The replacement check will not be re-issued until 14 calendar days after the university confirms the stop payment.

Charge Appeal Policy

Charge appeals are petitions to change or remove charges on a Student Account. To appeal a charge on your student account, a student must fill out the Request to Review/Appeal Charge Form that can be found at on the Student Accounts page under Forms. Students may request a charge appeal for several reasons including a perceived violation of university policy, an advising error, a late fee/finance charge that should not have been charged, or any other charge violation the student feels needs to be addressed. It should be noted that the University has published policies on tuition fees and refunds and charge appeal requests that simply disagree with the policy are not granted.

If a student is requesting an exception to the policy, they must visit with Financial Aid Services first to receive counseling concerning any implications a charge appeal may have to their financial aid eligibility.

If you are requesting an exception to the University policy, supporting documentation along with a copy of the policy section under appeal must be attached to the Request to Review/Appeal Charge Form. For example if an advising error was made please include a statement signed from your advisor confirming that such an error was made.

The Director of Student Accounts along with the Vice President of Financial Affairs will determine if proper University policies have been followed and make an adjustment based on their review. An email will be sent to the student’s University of Mary email account regarding the decision.

Bankruptcy Policy

For those past students who have filed or have been granted bankruptcy under the US Federal Bankruptcy Laws and would like to enroll or re-enroll at the University of Mary, it is expected that their tuition either be paid upon registration; or, in the case of Financial Aid or Third Party Reimbursement, their method of payment be declared on the Intended Method of Payment Form found on the website along with the appropriate documentation.

Withdrawing from the University

Students who withdraw or are expelled from the University of Mary prior to and including the sixty percent point (i.e. less than or equal to sixty percent) in the semester maybe required to repay some or all of their financial aid received. Students who withdraw after the sixty percent point (i.e. greater than sixty percent) in the semester are considered to have earned all of their financial aid. Federal student aid will be returned according to the Federal Return of Funds Policy. The amount of aid and the charges incurred are determined on a daily pro-rata basis prior to and including the sixty percent completion point in the semester (i.e. less than or equal to sixty percent).

As an example, if you complete thirty percent of the semester and then withdraw, you will earn thirty percent of your aid and you will therefore be charged thirty percent of your tuition, fees, and other charges. If you completed sixty one percent of the semester and then withdraw, you will be considered to have earned all of your financial aid for the semester and will not have charges adjusted; therefore, a student is not eligible for a refund.

Students who have charges and aid adjusted upon withdrawal may be required to repay some of the aid already received. All unpaid account balances are the responsibility of the student to pay in full. It should be noted that the University reserves the right to withhold transcripts and students will not be allowed to re-enroll in classes until balances are made current. If a withdrawal results in a credit balance, the credit balance will be refunded to the student within 30 days of the date of the student’s notification of withdrawal. Any questions regarding the University of Mary’s adjustment policy of Federal Student Aid requirements can be directed to the Office of Financial Aid at 701-355-8142 or the Office of Student Accounts at 701-355-8059.

Tuition Charges/Refunds Following Withdrawal

Classes must be added or dropped prior to the last day to add/drop classes for adjustments to be considered. The last day to add/drop classes is published on the Academic Calendar for each term. The Academic Calendar can be viewed at If a student is dropping a particular class or classes, the tuition and fees and/or internal scholarships (those given by the University of Mary) will be returned in full during the add/drop period with the exception of consumable charges (room and board). If the student is withdrawing from the University, these consumable charges will be prorated on a daily basis based on the date of withdrawal. Courses dropped after the add/drop date will be charged in full. Depending on a student’s program and number of credits enrolled in, adjustments to tuition and/or fees may/may not occur. Adjustments will be determined based on the documentation submitted by the Office of the Registrar. Students who add or drop classes must follow the official procedure as set forth by the Office of the Registrar. Failure to do so may result in the student owing all or part of the tuition/fees charged. Keep in mind that students who add or drop classes may need to repay some or all of the financial aid funds received.