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TUITION, FEES AND OTHER COSTS

 



Bursarís Office Location, Hours, and Contact Information

The Bursarís Office is responsible for generating fee bills, accepting tuition and fee payments, and issuing refunds.  It is located on the first floor of the Student Services Building at 7525 Picardy Avenue.  Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM.  To contact the Bursarís Office, please use the following information.

Mailing Address: 5414 Brittany Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Phone: (225) 768-1770
Fax: (225) 490-1608
Email: Bursar@ololcollege.edu

Tuition and Fees

Tuition is charged by credit hour for all programs of study.  The tuition rate is determined by course type.  Fees are charged per credit hour or per semester depending on the fee.  Tuition and fees are assessed at the time a student registers for courses.

Fee Listing

     Administrative Fee Ė This fee is used to help offset costs associated with administrative functions related to support services.
Application Fee Ė Applicants to undergraduate programs are charged a $35 non-refundable application fee.  Applicants to graduate programs are charged a $50 non-refundable application fee.  
Enrollment Services Fee Ė This is used to cover the cost of providing students up to ten official transcripts per semester free of charge at the time of ordering.  Additional transcripts will cost $1 per transcript.  This fee does not cover the vendor service charge of $2.25 per order for online transcript orders.  This fee will also help defray the expenses of cost bearing administrative services.
General Fee
Ė This covers testing supplies and equipment, printed materials within the classroom, and the studentís personal liability insurance.
Graduation Fee Ė A $50 fee is assessed in a studentís final semester of study in a degree or certificate program.  The fee covers the cost of the studentís degree audit, diploma, cap, gown, and other graduation related costs.
Laboratory Fee Ė Laboratory fees are associated with certain courses.  The charges are $50 for science courses with wet laboratories, $15 for science courses with computer laboratories, and $100 for nursing courses.
Late Registration Fee Ė Students who do not register within the published registration periods listed on the academic calendar must pay a late registration fee of $50.  This fee will also be charged to students who are de-registered for non-payment and are allowed to re-register.
Library Fee Ė This fee is used to maintain the College Library and the services it provides.
Re-entry Fee Ė A $10 non-refundable application fee is required of students who re-apply to the College.
St. Francis Fee Ė This fee is added to a fund available to students who experience financial hardship.  Students seeking these funds must meet with the Dean of Student Services.
Student Government Association (SGA) Fee  Ė This fee is used to support activities sponsored by the Student Government Association.
Technology Fee
Ė This is used to defray the cost of the Collegeís student information system, web services, internet access, and email services.

Undergraduate Tuition and Fee Tables

Arts and Sciences Courses

Tuition (per credit hour, cap at 16 hrs)

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

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

Technology Fee (per credit hour)

Enrollment Services Fee (per semester)

Library Fee (per credit hour)

Administrative Fee (per semester)

St. Francis Fund Fee (per credit hour)

$402.15

$188/$94

$12/$6

$15

$10

$1.50

$25

$0.25

 Professional Courses (Please note: accelerated program tuition does not cap)

Tuition (per credit hour, cap at 16 hrs)

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

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

Technology Fee (per credit hour)

Enrollment Services Fee (per semester)

Library Fee (per credit hour)

Administrative Fee (per semester)

St. Francis Fund Fee (per credit hour)

$421.79

$188/$94

$12/$6

$15

$10

$1.50

$25

$0.25

Certificate and Diploma Courses

 Tuition (per credit hour, cap at 16 hrs)

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

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

Technology Fee (per credit hour)

Enrollment Services Fee (per semester)

Library Fee (per credit hour)

Administrative Fee (per semester)

St. Francis Fund Fee (per credit hour)

$381.35

$188/$94

$12/$6

$15

$10

$1.50

$25

$0.25

 Graduate Tuition and Fee Tables

MSNA Ė Nurse Anesthesia Courses

Tuition (per credit hour)

General Fee (per semester)

SGA Fee (per semester)

Technology Fee (per credit hour)

Enrollment Services Fee (per semester)

Library Fee (per credit hour)

Administrative Fee (per semester)

St. Francis Fund Fee (per credit hour)

$910.61

$438

$35

$15

$10

$1.50

$25

$0.25

PA Ė Physician Assistant Courses

Tuition (per credit hour)

General Fee (per semester)

SGA Fee (per semester)

Technology Fee (per credit hour)

Enrollment Services Fee (per semester)

Library Fee (per credit hour)

Administrative Fee (per semester)

St. Francis Fund Fee (per credit hour)

$827.41

$388

$35

$15

$10

$1.50

$25

$0.25

MSN Ė Masterís Degree in Nursing Courses

Tuition (per credit hour)

General Fee (per semester)

SGA Fee (per semester)

Technology Fee (per credit hour)

Enrollment Services Fee (per semester)

Library Fee (per credit hour)

Administrative Fee (per semester)

St. Francis Fund Fee (per credit hour)

$637.89

$388

$12

$15

$10

$1.50

$25

$0.25

MHA Ė Masterís Degree in Health Administration

Tuition (per credit hour)

General Fee (per semester)

SGA Fee (per semester)

Technology Fee (per credit hour)

Enrollment Services Fee (per semester)

Library Fee (per credit hour)

Administrative Fee (per semester)

St. Francis Fund Fee (per credit hour)

$645.98

$388

$12

$25

$10

$1.50

$25

$0.25

 ***TUITION AND FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE***

Payments

All tuition and fees must be paid or a satisfactory payment agreement for the full balance due must be made by the published payment deadline for each semester.  Students may use a combination of   payment options, but they must ensure the full amount of tuition and fees are covered.  Failure to adhere to this policy may result in a studentís schedule being de-registered for the semester.  

Forms of Payment

Acceptable forms of payment are cash, check, money order, and credit or debit card. 

All checks and money orders should include the studentís name and ID number.  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.  If a student stops payment on a check, the student may be de-registered and tuition and fee charges reassessed according to the refund policy in effect on the date that the stop payment notice was received by the College.  In either case, checks will not be accepted from the student for any future payment.

Debit/credit card payments may be made in person at the Bursarís Office or online through Web Services.  Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover are accepted.  If a student disputes a valid credit card payment to the College, they will be put on restriction from all future credit card transactions. 

Satisfactory Payment Agreements

Satisfactory payment agreements include the NelNet installment payment plan and certain types of financial aid that a student is anticipated to receive.

The NelNet Business Solutions Monthly Payment Plan, formerly FACTS, allows students to pay all or a portion of the charges for a semester in installments rather than in one lump sum.  No interest is charged because the plan is not a loan, however, a fee of $30 is charged to sign-up for the plan for a semester.  More information regarding the payment plan can be found on the College Website in the Bursar section. Students who choose this option of payment must enroll in the plan by the payment deadline for the semester.  To be eligible to sign up, a student must have no prior semester payment plan defaults.  

Because most forms of student aid are not received by the College prior to the payment deadline, certain types of aid including federal grants, loans, and TOPS (the state tuition program) may be considered as part of a satisfactory payment agreement.  The aid must be awarded, and accepted in the case of loans, through the Office of Financial Aid at the time of the payment deadline.  Accepted aid will appear as a pending credit on the fee bill and decrease the balance due.  If updates are made to the aid awarded for a semester at any time, it is the studentís responsibility to make revised payment arrangements or pay any resulting balance due. 

Delinquent Accounts

Delinquent accounts are those which are considered outstanding after the published payment deadline.  After the start of each semester, any account indicating an outstanding balance owed to Our lady of the Lake College will be billed for the balance which is due immediately.  The College reserves the right to withhold services from anyone with a delinquent account.

Failure to pay, or to make satisfactory payment arrangements, with the Bursarís Office before the published payment deadline may result in de-registration.  De-registered students may be subject to the refund schedule as well as all other academic policies as described in the College Catalog.  In addition, services that may be discontinued include but are not limited to transcripts, student grades, diplomas, registration, and payment plans. This policy will be administered by the Bursarís Office and is applicable to delinquent receivables, NSF checks, and defaulted payment agreements.  Delinquent accounts may also be turned over to a collection agency.  Students with questions about delinquent accounts should contact the Bursarís Office.

Tuition and Fee Refund Policy

When a student officially drops courses, withdraws from courses, or resigns from the College, his/her account will be credited with a refund of tuition and fees charged for the courses based on the following refund policy.  Students must follow College procedures and adhere to published deadlines when desiring to drop classes or resign.  If a student is de-registered by the College for any reason, the College reserves the right to refund the student according to this schedule.  The effective date of de-registration will determine the percentage refunded.

16 Week Courses

100% Tuition and Fees on or before the last 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 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 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

Refunds percentages are based on the number of days from the first day of classes. Percentages are not based on the number of class meetings.

Special note to financial aid recipients regarding resignation:  Per federal regulation, the College must determine the amount of federal financial aid to be returned to the federal programs for students who withdraw after receiving federal financial aid.  This includes students who officially resign and students who are determined to have unofficially resigned.  Students considering withdrawal/resignation should contact the Office of Financial Aid to determine any potential effects on aid already received for the semester.  If the return of un-earned aid results in a balance on a studentís account, the student is responsible for paying that balance to the College.  Unpaid balances are subject to the policies detailed in the delinquent accounts section. 

Issuance of Financial Aid Refunds and Overpayments

When a student receives more aid than tuition and fees owed, or when an overpayment has been made on a studentís account, a refund to the student (or the parent in some cases with a Parent PLUS loan) will be generated.  Funds must be received and applied to a studentís account, and the full account balance paid before a refund is generated.  Our lady of the Lake College does not advance funds to students based on anticipated aid. It is the College policy that refunds are mailed to the studentís address on file in the Registrarís Office.  Students should ensure that their mailing address is always kept current with the College. If a studentís refund check cannot be mailed for any reason, the student will be notified by the Bursarís Office. Generally students should allow 1-2 weeks from the date a credit balance is generated on their account to receive a refund check.  Financial aid is posted at different times during a semester. If a student is to receive multiple types of financial aid, then the student may receive multiple refund checks throughout the semester.