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TUITION, FEES AND OTHER COSTS

 



Bursar Policies

Payment of Fees

All tuition, fees, and other College expenses are due by the published payment deadline for the semester. Failure to adhere to this policy may result in a studentís schedule being de-registered for the semester. Any means of payment, other than cash, requires the inclusion of the studentís name and ID number on the document. If a check is returned for any reason, a service fee will be assessed to the studentís account and the student for whom the payment is made will be placed on a ďcash only basis" for all future registration payments. If a student stops payment on a check given for tuition and/or fees, the student may be resigned according to the refund policy in effect on the date that the stop payment notice was received by the College. Returned registration checks can be re-deposited once.

No student will be permitted to remain in any class unless his/her name is shown on the instructorís roster.

The College reserves the right to withhold future services (registration, transcript request, etc.) for persons who have any outstanding obligations to the College.

Payments made in the Bursarís Office must be in the form of cash, check, money order, credit card, or debit card. Payment may also be made online through Web Services via credit or debit card. Cards accepted for payment of fees are Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover. If a student disputes a valid credit card payment to the College, they will be put on restriction from all future credit card transactions.

Distributed learning programs and courses follow the same fee schedule and refund policy as traditional on-campus programs and courses as presented in the Catalog. Any required software will be provided in the textbook list that is made available during the Collegeís registration period.

Fee Schedule

Students who register at Our Lady of the Lake College  pay fees determined by the number of semester hours scheduled, including hours taken for audit. It is the responsibility of the student to assure that fees are paid by the payment deadline.

Once a student is registered for a semester, then does not plan to attend the College, it is the studentís responsibility to drop all courses before the payment deadline. The student will be financially responsible for any classes that remain on their schedule after the payment deadline.

  • Administrative Fee: $25 per semester which is payable upon registration. 
  • Application Fee - Undergraduate: A $35 non-refundable application fee is required of all students who apply.
  • Application Fee Ė Graduate: a $50 non-refundable application fee is required of all students who apply.
  • Re-Entry Fee: A $10 non-refundable application fee is required of students who re-apply to the College.
  • Late Registration Fee: Students are expected to register on the days announced on the College Calendar. Students who fail to register within the time specified at the beginning of the semester must pay a late registration fee of $50.
  • General Fee: Full-Time Undergraduates, $188. Part-Time Undergraduates, $94. CRNA, $438. MSN, $388. PA, $388. MHA, $388. This fee covers testing supplies and equipment, printed materials within the classroom, and the studentís personal liability insurance.            
  • Graduation Fee: A $50 fee is assessed in the final semester of study to complete a degree or certificate curriculum: grades, diploma, and official transcripts will not be issued unless the graduation fee is paid. Students must obtain a cap and gown prior to Commencement Exercises. The graduation fee covers the cost of the studentís degree audit, diploma, cap and gown, and other fees. 
  • Laboratory Fee: Laboratory fees are associated with courses and are charged as follows: $50.00 for science courses with wet laboratories; $15.00 for science courses with computer laboratories; $100.00 for each nursing course.
  • St. Francis Fee: A $.25 per credit hour is charged. This fund is available to students who experience financial hardship. Students who seek these funds must meet with Dr. Phyllis Simpson, Dean of Student Services.
  • Student Government Association (SGA) Fee: $6 for part-time students and $12 for full-time students which undergraduate students are required to pay this fee which supports the activities of the Student Government Association.
  • Technology Fee: $12 per credit hour is charged to defray the costs of the Collegeís Student Information System, Web Services, Internet Access, and Email Services.
  • Textbooks: Students assume the cost of textbooks available for purchase from the Chimes Medical Bookstore of Baton Rouge, located at 5421 Didesse Dr, Suite B, Baton Rouge, LA 70808.
  • Uniforms: Upon admission to a clinical program or enrollment in CHEM 1315, students assume the costs of uniforms and other accessories available for purchase from the Chimes Medical Bookstore of Baton Rouge. Students must present a valid student identification card to the bookstore to purchase uniforms and lab coats embroidered with the Our Lady of the Lake College  logo.
  • Transcript Fee: Students may receive up to 3 official transcripts from Our Lady of the Lake College  per day at no charge. If a student chooses to obtain more than 3 official transcripts in one day, a fee of $1 will be charged for each additional transcript.

Refund of Tuition and/or Fees

Refund of general fees and other student-assessed fees will be made on the following basis:

         For students dropping courses prior to the first day of the semester: Students who decrease their course load (drop hours) resulting in a lower tuition cost through the end of the final registration period as defined in the current College Calendar will receive a refund of fees previously paid.

         For students dropping courses the first day of the semester or thereafter: Students who reduce their course load (drop hours) after classes begin are not eligible for a fee refund. Tuition will be refunded according to the schedule listed below.

         For students resigning: a student who officially resigns from the College after completing registration may obtain a tuition refund according to the schedule listed below. Fees are not refundable once classes begin for the semester.

Upon official withdrawal or resignation from the College, tuition refunds will be made as follows:

16 Week Courses

100% Tuition and Fees                                  on or before the last business day before the semester begins           

100% Tuition (Fees Not Refunded)               through end of 1st week of classes

75% Tuition (Fees Not Refunded)                 through 2nd week of classes

50% Tuition (Fees Not Refunded)                 through 3rd week of classes

25% Tuition (Fees Not Refunded)                 through 4th week of classes

0% Tuition and Fees                                       after 4th week of classes


8 Week Courses

100% Tuition and Fees                                  on or before the last business day before the semester begins           

100% Tuition (Fees Not Refunded)               through end of 1st week of classes

75% Tuition (Fees Not Refunded)                 through 2nd week of classes

50% Tuition (Fees Not Refunded)                 through 3rd week of classes

25% Tuition (Fees Not Refunded)                 through 4th week of classes    

0% Tuition and Fees                                       after 4th week of classes

 

4 Weeks or Less

100% Tuition and Fees                                   on or before the last business day before the semester begins           

100% Tuition (Fees Not Refunded)               through end of 2nd day of classes

 75% Tuition (Fees Not Refunded)                 through 3rd day of classes

 50% Tuition (Fees Not Refunded)                 through 4th day of classes

 25% Tuition (Fees Not Refunded)                 through 5th day of classes

 0% Tuition and Fees                                       after 1st week of classes

Any unearned aid determined at the time of resignation/withdrawal will be the responsibility of the student. This includes students who officially resign and those who drop out without officially resigning.

To receive a 100% tuition and fee refund, the student must drop all of his/her classes on or before the last business day before the semester begins. To receive any refund the student must complete and return a resignation form to the Registrarís Office no later than the 27th calendar day of classes for the fall or spring semester.

If a student is resigned by the College for any reason, he/she will be refunded according to the above schedule. The effective date of the resignation will determine which category of refund will apply.

Issuance of Refunds

It is the Our Lady of the Lake College  policy that refunds are mailed to the studentís address on file in the Registrarís Office. This is the most efficient way to serve all students equally. Be sure that your mailing address is current with the College. If there is a reason that your refund check cannot be mailed an email will be sent to your official college student email address. Students are responsible for the content of emails that originate with the Bursarís Office.

Monthly Payments

NelNet (formerly known as FACTS)

Our Lady of the Lake College  is pleased to offer a financial planning option through NelNet Business Solutions, formerly FACTS. This plan allows students to pay all or part of the semester cost in payments rather than one lump sum. The NelNet plan is managed by the Bursarís Office. Students must have NOT defaulted on any previous deferment plan offered by the College. Because the NelNet plan is not a loan, there is no interest charged. Under this plan, there is a one-time $30 fee charged for this payment plan. More information regarding the payment plan can be found by clicking on ďNelNet Business Solutions" on Web Services. Students who choose this option of payment must do so by the payment deadline for the semester.

Students with prior semester debts will not be allowed to enroll in the College until such debts are paid. Additionally, no academic records (transcripts, diplomas, etc.) will be released until the debts are paid in full.

Students must follow College procedures when desiring to drop classes or resign from the College. All published deadlines will apply.

Our Lady of the Lake College  offers the NelNet Business Solutions Monthly Payment Plan as a courtesy to our students. Students who establish the plan then do not fulfill their financial obligation to the College are subject to withholding of future services and/or possible deregistration from courses for the semester.

Check Policy

Before presenting a check to the Bursarís Office, the student should be certain that it is negotiable, displaying the studentís ID Number, properly signed, drawn on the bank in which the student has funds, and is properly endorsed. If a studentís check is returned to the College by the bank for any reason, a handling charge will be assessed to the studentís account. Returned checks and associated fees must be paid to the College within two weeks from the date the notice was received by the College.

Unpaid Balances and Delinquent Accounts

The College reserves the right to withhold services from anyone with a delinquent account. Delinquent accounts are those which are still outstanding after the published payment deadline. Services that are discontinued may include, but are not limited to, the following: transcripts, student grades, diplomas, registration, and payment plans. This policy will be administered by the Bursarís Office and will include delinquent receivables, NSF checks, etc., maintained within the Bursarís Office. Delinquent accounts may be turned over to a collection agency.

Any student who has any questions about his or her outstanding accounts and/or delinquent accounts may contact the Bursarís Office at (225)768-1770 or by sending an email to bursar@ololcollege.edu.

Post-Registration Fee Audit

After the start of each semester, an audit of all fees assessed and collected will be performed. Any accounts with an overpayment will have a refund issued to the student. Any account indicating a balance owed to Our Lady of the Lake College  will be billed for the balance. All balances owed at that time become due and payable immediately. If a student believes the College owes her/him a refund, she/he should contact the Bursarís Office.

Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Tuition, Fees and Other Costs

Tuition*
(per credit hour)

General Fee
(6+ cr hrs / 0-5 cr hrs)

SGA
Fee
(6+ cr hrs / 0-5 cr hrs)

Technology Fee
(per credit hour)

Administrative
Fee

St. Francis Fund Fee
(per credit hour) **

$348.00

$188.00 / $94.00

$12.00 / $6.00

$12.00

$25.00

$0.25

Undergraduate Professional Program Tuition, Fees and Other Costs

Tuition*
(per credit hour)

General Fee
(6+ cr hrs / 0-5 cr hrs)

SGA
Fee
(6+ cr hrs / 0-5 cr hrs)

Technology Fee
(per credit hour)

Administrative
Fee

St. Francis Fund Fee
(per credit hour) **

$365.00

$188.00 / $94.00

$12.00 / $6.00

$12.00

$25.00

$0.25

Health Career Institute Tuition, Fees and Other Costs

Tuition*
(per credit hour)

General Fee
(6+ cr hrs / 0-5 cr hrs)

SGA
Fee
(6+ cr hrs / 0-5 cr hrs)

Technology Fee
(per credit hour)

Administrative
Fee

St. Francis Fund Fee
(per credit hour) **

$330.00

$188.00 / $94.00

$12.00 / $6.00

$12.00

$25.00

$0.25

****TUITION AND FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE***
***Fees are Non-Refundable***

*Tuition - a maximum tuition will be assessed based on a total of 16 credit hours per semester for all undergraduate students who are enrolled for more than 16 credit hours. The Technology and St. Francis Fund Fees will not be capped at 16 credit hours but are assessed based on the actual total credit hours enrolled Students enrolled in accelerated programs will be assessed full tuition based on the total credit hours enrolled.
**St. Francis Fund Fee is used for students who experience a crisis that requires emergency fund support.

Graduate Tuition, Fees and Other Costs

Per Program by credit hour

Classification

Tuition
(per credit hour)

General
Fee

SGA
 Fee

Technology Fee
 (per credit hour)

St. Francis Fund Fee
(per credit hour) **

Administrative
Fee

CRNA

$788.00

$438.00

$12.00

$12.00

$0.25

$25.00

PA

$716.00

$388.00

$12.00

$12.00

$0.25

$25.00

MSN

$552.00

$388.00

$12.00

$12.00

$0.25

$25.00

MHA $559.00 $388.00 $12.00 $25.00 $0.25 $25.00

 

Graduate CRNA (per semester)

Credit Hours

Tuition

General Fees

SGA
Fee

Technology Fees

St. Francis Fund Fee

Administrative Fee

TOTAL

18

$14,184.00

$438.00

$12.00

$216.00

$4.50

$25.00

$14,879.50

 

Graduate PA (per semester)

Credit Hours

Tuition

General Fees

SGA
Fee

Technology Fees

St. Francis Fund Fee

Administrative Fee

TOTAL

18

$12,888.00

$388.00

$12.00

$216.00

$4.50

$25.00

$13,533.50

 

Graduate MSN (per semester)

Credit Hours

Tuition

General Fees

SGA Fee

Technology Fees

St. Francis
Fund Fee

Administrative Fee

TOTAL

9

$4,968.00

$388.00

$12.00

$108.00

$2.25

$25.00

$5,503.25

 

Graduate MHA (per semester)

Credit Hours

Tuition

General Fees

SGA Fee

Technology Fees

St. Francis
Fund Fee

Administrative Fee

TOTAL

9

$5,031.00

$388.00

$12.00

$225.00

$2.25

$25.00

$5,683.25


****TUITION AND FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE***

***Fee are Non-Refundable***