All costs are subject to change. Beginning with the Summer 2013 term, the general fees of Webster University for 2013-2014 are as follows:
The tuition rates listed are subject to change.
|Full-time undergraduate tuition (per academic year)
|Conservatory full-time undergraduate tuition (per academic year)||$27,520|
|Cost for students who enroll in more than 18 hours in one semester||$610/credit hour|
|Part-time undergraduate tuition
(Old Post Office, Westport, Winghaven and St. Louis home campus only)
|Part-time undergraduate tuition
(Kansas City, Orlando and South Carolina metropolitan campuses only)
|Part-time undergraduate tuition
(Irvine and San Diego, Calif., campuses only)
|English as a Second Language (ESL) classes||$505/credit hour|
|Online courses||$625/credit hour|
Active Duty Military, Reservists, & National Guard
Undergraduate Students enrolled in:
|Metropolitan Locations*||$250/credit hour|
|Military Locations*||$250/credit hour|
|Online UG Military||$250/credit hour|
*excluding Flat Fee
The service charges for all internal credit by examination will be computed per examination according to the following schedule:
|1-11 credit hours||$236 per credit hour|
|12-16 credit hours||$2,845 total|
|17-32 credit hours||$3,114 total|
|33-49 credit hours||$3,260 total|
|49-64 credit hours||$3,406 total|
All new freshmen flat-fee students (those taking 13-18 credit hours) enrolling in classes at the Webster Groves campus will be required to live on-campus for the duration of their first two years, unless they plan to commute from the home of their parents or legal guardian, providing that this home is within a commutable distance (approximately 35 miles). After the completion of the second year of studies at the Webster Groves campus, they may choose to move off-campus.
New International Students
All new undergraduate international students enrolling in classes at the Webster Groves campus will be required to live on campus for the duration of their first year. New freshmen have a two-year on campus living requirement. After the completion of the first year of studies at the Webster Groves campus, students other than new freshmen may choose to move off campus. An exception to the live-on requirement is granted for international graduate students.
World Traveler Students
All World Traveler participants, both undergraduate and graduate, enrolling in classes at the Webster Groves campus will be required to live on campus for the duration of their study abroad experience. If they choose to permanently transfer to the Webster Groves campus, they may choose to move off campus after the completion of their first year of studies at the Webster Groves campus.
Student housing includes traditional suite-style residence halls and apartments. Housing options for first-time freshmen include West Hall and Maria Hall.
Transfer students, as well as returning sophomores, juniors, seniors, and graduate students may apply for housing in the Webster Village Apartments, Maria Hall, or East Hall.
All housing and meal contracts are for the full academic year, or if the student assumes residence during the year, for the remainder of the academic year. A deposit of $175 must accompany the housing request for space. This amount includes a $150 security deposit and a nonrefundable $25 application fee.
Residence hall charges are based on the 16-week undergraduate class schedule. The Office of Housing and Residential Life may approve additional weeks at a per-week rate. Residence halls open with new student orientation and close the Friday of Finals Week. The halls are closed during the semester break, and meals are not served on campus during that time. The housing charges do not cover vacation periods.
The 2013-2014 room and board rates are as follows:
All Residence Halls and Apartments come equipped with a free local phone line, Internet service, IPTV, and furniture.
Rates listed below are for the semester. These rates include all utilities, including electricity. Housing charges will be placed on your Webster University student account.
FALL 2013-SPRING 2014 RATES
Room Rates: Residence Halls and Webster Village Apartments 2013-2014
|Building||Room Type||Cost per semester per person|
|Webster Village Apartments||2 Bedroom||$3980|
|Webster Village Apartments||4 Bedroom||$3345|
|Webster Village Apartments||Efficiency-Double Occupancy||$3345|
All students living in the residence halls and all first-year students living on campus must purchase a meal plan for the entire year they reside on campus.
Meal Plan Rates 2013-2014
|Meal Plan Type||Includes||Cost per semester|
|Plan A||7 meals per week & 220 points||$1965|
|Plan B||19 meals per week & 50 points||$2305|
|Plan C||180 meals & 75 points||$2130|
|Plan D||100 meals & 175 points||$1955|
A - 7 Meal Plan:
($1,965 per semester) - 7 meals per week with $220 in points for the semester. Meals must be used each week or they are forfeited. Meal may only be used by the meal plan holder (no guest meals). Points left over from the fall semester will roll over and add to the points for the spring semester.
B - 19 Meal Plan:
($2,305 per semester) - 19 meals per week with $50 in points for the semester. Meals must be used each week or they are forfeited. Meal may only be used by the meal plan holder (no guest meals). Points left over from the fall semester will roll over and add to the points for the spring semester.
C - 180 Meal Block:
($2,130 per semester) - 180 meals per semester with $75 in points for the semester. Meals can be used anytime throughout the semester for the student holder of the meal plan or their guest(s). Unused meals at the end of the semester are forfeited. Points left over from the fall semester will roll over and add to the points for the spring semester.
D - 100 Meal Block:
($1,955 per semester) - 100 meals per semester with $175 in points for the semester. Meals can be used anytime throughout the semester for the student holder of the meal plan or their guest(s). Unused meals at the end of the semester are forfeited. Points left over from the fall semester will roll over and add to the points for the spring semester.
Each resident is charged a $30 activity fee each semester which supports educational, cultural, and social programming efforts.
|Matriculation fee (St. Louis campus, full-time students):||$75|
|Deferred payment fee per semester:||$25|
|Student Activity Fee (St. Louis campus, full-time flat fee students only):||$30 per semester|
|Resident student activity fee:||$35 per semester|
|Applied music fee (15 60-min. private lessons):||$510 per semester|
|Applied music fee (15 30-min. private lessons):||$255 per semester|
The applied music fee is in addition to the tuition charge and provides for fifteen 60-minute or 30-minute private lessons per semester.
Courses in various academic programs sometimes require expendable supplies or services, and in these cases the student may be billed a class fee for such costs.
Tuition and fees are due and payable in full no later than two weeks prior to the first day of classes each semester. Per-credit-hour charges for off-campus programs are based on program designation rather than student classifications. Students who have completed bachelor's degrees and who are seeking teacher certification will pay per-credit-hour tuition rates.
Every attempt is made to help the student secure financing to meet personal needs. The payment options offered include:
- Financial aid
- Direct billing to a third party (i.e., employer)
- Tuition assistance paid by a government agency, e.g. military
- Employer reimbursement
- Deferred payment plan
- Payment in full
The first five options require the submission of appropriate documentation. The deferred payment plan and employer reimbursement options require a deferred payment fee to be paid at the time of registration. The University reserves the right to refuse deferred payment privileges to any student whose account is overdue or has been overdue in the past.
Students are encouraged to make electronic check payments online, but personal checks made payable to Webster University are also accepted. A $30 returned payment fee is charged if payment is returned. Webster also accepts MasterCard, Discover, VISA, and American Express payments online with a 2.75% convenience fee.
Students are financially responsible for all courses not officially dropped by the deadline. Webster University reserves the right to withhold transcripts and diplomas, and refuse enrollment for future terms, if any tuition or other fees or charges owed to the University are not paid when due. In the event an account is referred to an agency or attorney for collection, a 33-1/3% fee will be added to the account, and the student promises to pay, in addition to all amounts otherwise due to Webster University, the costs and expenses of such collection and/or representation, including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys' fees and expenses (whether or not litigation is commenced), to the extent permitted by applicable law.
Undergraduate tuition refunds are contingent on the drop or withdrawal date. It is the undergraduate student's responsibility to file the drop or withdrawal form(s) with the Registrar's Office by the deadline. Refunds are for tuition only, any fees in connection with these courses, e.g., lab fees, music fees, parking fees, matriculation fees are non refundable. Housing and meal charges are refundable on a pro rata basis. Tuition waivers for dropped courses are automatic; the charges are expunged from the student's account.
Tuition waiver for withdrawals is made automatically, based on the date of withdrawal, as authorized by the University official who signs the withdrawal from, according to the following schedule. In cases where the student does not qualify for a waiver of tuition they may petition for the one-time exception to the Refund Schedule due to special circumstances (e.g. medical emergency, military orders, or work related issues).
The student must file a tuition adjustment form with the Office of Student Affairs and attach a letter of explanation of special circumstances and appropriate supporting documentation must be included, e.g., a doctor's verification letter of medical treatment and diagnosis, military orders, or supervisor's letter on company letterhead, stating withdrawal from course(s) is work related. Any requests for tuition adjustment that are granted will be considered as one-time exception. Students are limited to only one tuition adjustment during their career as an undergraduate.
Graduate students should contact the Academic Advising Center for information on processing Graduate tuition refunds.
|Date||16 weeks||9 weeks||8 weeks||5 weeks||3 weeks|
Students in their first term of enrollment receiving Title IV student aid funds and all California students will receive a pro rata refund of all refundable charges if the withdrawal is made within 60% of the beginning of the enrollment period. The deposit and refund policies at our European and Asian campuses may differ from the above.
Flat-fee tuition refunds are made only if drops and/or withdrawals reduce the credit load below 13 credit hours. This policy does not apply to U.S. students studying at an international campus.
Refund of Fees
Housing and food plan charges are adjusted on a pro rata basis contingent upon submission of the meal card. Class fees and other matriculation fees are non-refundable.
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