Catalog 2013-2014

Charges, Fees, and Fines

All fees are non-refundable whether a student withdraws from the semester or withdraws from a course. This includes course fees, graduation fees, health insurance plan fees, private music lesson fees, etc.

Course Fees

These fees are charged in addition to tuition. The class schedules for each term lists the individual course fee amounts.

Graduation Processing Fee

A $100 fee is charged to baccalaureate and master’s degree candidates. The fee is charged to the student’s account during the semester/term the application is submitted and is due at that time. The fee is charged every time a student applies for graduation. The fee for lost or replacement diplomas is $55.

PLU Wellness Access Plan

All undergraduate students (except International students) are automatically enrolled, and the plan charged $150 per semester.

http://www.plu.edu/health-center/wellness-access-plan/home.php?email=true

Health Center Charges

The Health Center will charge a student’s account, or a student may pay directly, for immunizations, lab work and prescriptions.

Late Cancel/No Show Fines: The Health and Counseling Centers assess a fine for students who no show for appointments, cancel a scheduled appointment less than 24 hours in advance, or who arrive later than 15 minutes after their scheduled appointment time. Students receive a warning for their first missed appointment for each academic year, and are charged $30 for each subsequent infraction. Missed appointments are counted separately for the Health and Counseling Centers.

Late Registration Fee

Students adding or withdrawing from a course(s) after the last day of the listed add/drop deadlines for a specific term or semester will be assessed a $100 Late Registration fee per transaction. These dates are listed under "Important Dates" on the Office of the Registrar web page for each semester or term.

LuteCard Fee

A fee of $20 is charged to replace lost or stolen student IDs. If an ID card has been damaged, it must be brought to the Concierge Desk and replaced for a fee of $5.

Orientation Program Fee

On the Road is an orientation program expected of all new students. Select On the Road trips include nominal fees that are noted at the time of trip registration. When requesting to participate in On the Road trips with fees, students agree to incur that the trip’s fee will be billed to their student account by Student Involvement and Leadership.

Private Music Lesson Fees

These fees are charged in addition to tuition.
All fees are non-refundable.

Credit Hours

Fees
1 semester hour $220
2 or more semester hours $440

Parking and Vehicle Registration Fees

Parking on the PLU campus is by decal only. Students must register their vehicles within 48 hours of the vehicle being brought to campus. Registration decal rates are published at www.plu.edu/campus-safety/parking/home.php. Failure to register will result in a fine.

Alternative Transportation Subsidy

PLU encourages students and with benefits faculty/staff to use alternative transportation by subsidizing the cost of a transit pass and by providing carpool and bicycle parking. PLU pays $49 a month per eligible commuter towards the purchase of a transit pass. A description of the transit benefit program and application are online at www.plu.edu/concierge/Bus-Services/home.php.

Apply for a carpool parking pass by registering your carpool at Campus Safety. For more information on using alternative transportation, see www.plu.edu/concierge/Bus-Services/home.php

Unpaid Fine

Unpaid fines such as those for parking violations, overdue library materials, etc., will be charged to the student account. Students must pay these fines as incurred to avoid interest charges and financial holds.

Special Course Fees


Check online at www.plu.edu under Current Students, Academics, Calendar & Schedules, Interactive Schedule (https://banweb.plu.edu/pls/pap/hxskschd.P_PLUSchedule) to view additional course fees.

Transcript Fee

www.studentclearinghouse.org

The National Student Clearinghouse is now the online web management agent for ordering PLU official transcripts. The National Student Clearinghouse offers a fast, simple and secure way to order your official transcripts. Processing directions, payments, and consent forms are posted on their website (listed above). It operates in full compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) which supports students’ privacy rights in their education records.

A fee of $5.00 plus a Student Clearinghouse processing fee is charged for each official transcript. The Clearinghouse does not accept money orders or checks.

If an account is on any type of hold, requests for official transcripts will not be processed. It is the student’s responsibility to resolve the hold and they must resubmit the request. Students can also come into the Student Services Center to request an official transcript. Transcript fees cannot be charged to a student’s account. Payment can be made to the business office by regular check, money order, cashier’s check, by mail or in person. Cash will also be accepted as an in-person transaction only. Credit cards are not accepted in the business office for official transcripts.