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The following sections deal with fees, refunds and related matters. Students should read the sections that apply to their situations. Please contact us through the Registrar's Office if you have any questions. Please note that in the event of any conflict between this section and any other section of the Calendar concerning fees or their calculation, this section will apply.
Please note that Mount Allison University does not accept responsibility for any loss, damage, or interruption of classes, accommodation or meal service as a result of circumstances beyond the reasonable control of the University.
For fee administration purposes students enrolled in nine or more credits in the Fall or Winter terms, including credits for correspondence courses, are full-time for that term provided they are registered in at least two on-campus courses. All other students are part-time for fee administration purposes for that term.
Tuition fees for students in the Bachelor of Science (Aviation) program are in two parts. Mount Allison sets its part and its partner, Moncton Flight College, sets its own tuition and other fees. Students in that program should contact the Registrar's Office for tuition amounts and deadlines.
Tuition fees for the following year are finalized in May and will then be posted on the Registrar's Office web page. Inquiries should be directed to the Registrar's Office.
The following are the 2013/2014 tuition fees.
|Undergraduate Tuition - Canadian||$7,245.00|
|Undergraduate Tuition - Non-Canadian*||$15,215.00|
|Graduate students - first year||$500.00|
|Graduate students - subsequent year||$250.00|
Students who are full-time for a term will pay half of these fees for that term.
*Students charged Non-Canadian tuition will only be changed to Canadian tuition once proof of Canadian citizenship or Permanent Resident status has been received by the Registrar’s Office. This change will take effect in the term the information is received. No adjustments will be made for prior terms.
|per six credit course - Canadian||$1,449.00|
|per three credit course - Canadian||$724.50|
|per six credit course - Non-Canadian||$3,043.00|
|per three credit course - Non-Canadian||$1,521.50|
Full-time students who have permission to take course overloads (see Academic Regulations) may take up to 18 credits per term without being charged additional tuition. However, students taking more than 15 credits in a term will be charged additional tuition fees if any of their credits are for correspondence courses. All full-time students will be charged additional tuition fees for credits over 18 in a term and for any auditing fees for credits over 18 in a term.
Courses may be audited for half the normal tuition. Special tuition discounts are available for senior citizens. Further information is available from the Registrar's Office.
All full-time students must have a University mail box and pay a $15.00 non-refundable mail service fee. Part-time students may also receive mail service by paying the fee.
All full-time students must pay the Fitness Facility fee. The cost is $55 for the full year and is paid in the Fall term. Part-time students may receive the service by paying $27.50 per term to the secretary in the Department of Physical Recreation and Athletics.
The student organization fees for full-time students, other than Exchange Students are listed below. Part-time students are required to pay Mount Allison Students' Union Membership Fees as listed below. Such fees payable in the Fall term are not refundable after September 30. In the Winter term they are not refundable after January 31. The following fees are for the 2013/2014 Fall/Winter academic terms.
|Mount Allison Students' Union Membership Fees (includes graduate students)||$427.00|
|Mount Allison Students' Union Membership Fees for part-time students (Daytime)||$80.00|
|Argosy (student newspaper)||$28.00|
|CHMA (student radio)||$36.00|
|Mount Allison Students' Union Library Acquisition Fee||$15.00|
The following fees are payable at the time of request:
|Application for full-time or part-time admission (paper format)||$60.00|
|Application for full-time or part-time admission (on-line format)||$50.00|
|Application for Visiting Student (on-line or paper format)||$50.00|
|Replacement mail key (HST included)||$10.00|
|Replacement residence interior door key (HST included)||$23.00|
|Replacement residence exterior door key (HST included)||$46.00|
|Diploma replacement (HST included)||$50.00|
|Letter of Permission||$25.00|
|ID card replacement (HST included)||$23.00|
|Returned cheque handling charge||$35.00|
Travel expenses incurred during the course of field work (e.g. accommodation, travel, meals, etc.) within prescribed courses (e.g. Geography and Environment, Biology, Fine Arts, etc.) will be the responsibility of the individual student. These costs must be paid to the Registrar's Office prior to the trip as per the payment schedule provided by the faculty member.
Participants in academic fieldtrips, athletic travel, international exchanges and study abroad, and any university sanctioned activities involving travel are required to conform to Mount Allison University's travel liability policies. Failure to comply with these policies will result (as applicable) in de-registration from courses with a required travel component, withdrawal from international exchange and study abroad programs, or cancellation of participation in athletic travel. Mount Allison University will not be held liable for fees repayment on the above activities beyond any repayment noted in 4.5.
Students enrolled in those course designated by the Fine Arts Department will be charged Fine Arts Instructional Supplies Fees. Those fees range from $65 to $130 per course and are finalized in May. A list of courses is noted in section 12 Fine Arts Studio Courses and are subject to change.
For students who have been accepted to one of the study-abroad or exchange programs offered by Mount Allison, a non-refundable $125.00 Confirmation of Participation Fee is due by March 31. Some study-abroad programs already have this fee built into the program charge. For more information, contact the appropriate study-abroad co-ordinator. This fee is in addition to the non-refundable Registration Deposit required in 4.2.4
Residence, communications and meal plan fees are finalized in May and will then be posted on the Registrar's Office web page. Inquiries should be directed to the Residence Services Office, email address: <email@example.com> . The following are the 2013/2014 room, Residence Services and meal plan fees for the Fall/Winter academic terms. They are subject to change for the 2014/2015 Fall/Winter academic terms.
|Triple Ensuite Room||$4,154.00|
|Double Ensuite Room||$4,993.00|
|Single Ensuite Room||$5,942.00|
|Residence Services Fee||$559.00|
This fee is mandatory for all students living in residence and covers local phone, cable TV, Internet connection, a mini fridge and access to the laundry room.
|Meal Plan for Residence Students||$4,250.00|
All students living in residence must have a meal plan.
A non-refundable $100 Registration Deposit is due by May 9, or such later date as may be specified in the offer of admission. The date this deposit is received or post-dated, whichever is later, determines the position on the room selection list. Students will not be able to register for courses through on-line registration until the registration deposit has been paid. The Registration Deposit will be applied against second term tuition fees and will be forfeited if a student is registered in January but fails to attend classes or notify the University in writing of withdrawal from the University.
A $500 Residence Deposit for students who apply to live in residence is due by June 2. Residence accommodations are guaranteed if all deposits are received on time and all other deadlines are met. The Residence Deposit will be applied against second term residence fees.
A residence room can be cancelled prior to the beginning of the Fall academic term but only in writing addressed to the Registrar's Office, or by e-mail to <firstname.lastname@example.org> or by fax (506) 364-2272. If you cancel your residence room, a refund of the Residence Deposit will be made as follows:
$500 by June 2 $400 by June 16 $200 by July 7 $150 by August 11 no refund after August 11
A non-refundable $100 Registration Deposit is due by June 2. A late payment will result in a late processing fee being charged (see section 4.4.1) and may delay registration. The Registration Deposit will be applied against second term tuition fees and will be forfeited if a student is registered in January but fails to attend classes or notify the University in writing of withdrawal from the University.
A $500 Residence Deposit for students who intend to live in residence is due by June 2. The Residence Deposit will be applied against second term residence fees. Late payment will result in an additional $100 room holding fee. If both the Deposit and this additional fee are not paid by June 16, the University can no longer hold the student's room or guarantee any room in residence. Students who cancel their rooms by June 2 will be charged a $25 room draw fee. Those who neither cancel their rooms nor pay their residence deposit by June 2 will be charged a $100 room holding fee.
Depending on the date a residence room is cancelled, a refund of the Residence Deposit will be made as follows:
$475 by June 2 $400 by June 16 $200 by July 7 $150 by August 11 no refund after August 11
Students who wish to cancel their rooms for the Fall but intend to have a room for the Winter should contact the Housing Office at <email@example.com>
A non-refundable $100.00 Registration Deposit is due November 15, or such later date as may be specified in the offer of admission.
Payments must be received by the University, not post-marked, by the dates specified in section 4.3.3 and below. To avoid problems created by postal service delays, please forward payments well in advance of their due dates. Cheques may be post-dated to the due dates.
All fees for courses taken in the Fall or Winter term are due and payable at the time of registration.
The Fall term payments due September 15, are in addition to the deposits listed.
Students are responsible for payment of fees by the fee deadlines. In the situations outlined in section 4.3.7 only, payments may be made that are less than these amounts. Registered students may view their accounts through Connect@MTA. Students are encouraged to use on-line banking or alternatively, to leave payment by cheque in the drop box, located outside the Registrar's Office.
University services may be revoked if by the fall payment due date either 1) the correct fall payment has not been received, or 2) late payment arrangements have not been approved. See section 4.4.2. Therefore, please forward your payments well in advance of their due dates, and, if you cannot make your full payment on time, please consult as early as possible before the due date with a) the Financial Aid and Awards Counsellor in the Registrar's Office, if payment is delayed by the Canada Student Loans Program or b) the General Accountant in Financial Services, if payment is delayed for other reasons.
All amounts pertaining to the Winter term are payable by January 20. Students are encouraged to use on-line banking or alternatively, leave post-dated cheques in the drop box, located outside the Registrar's Office, before leaving campus in December. E-mail notification will be sent to students when Winter charges have been applied to the students' accounts. This will take place during the last week in November. Students admitted to the University beginning in January will be advised upon registration of the amount owing. The Winter fees for students may change if courses are added or dropped. Registered students may access their accounts through Connect@MTA.
University services may be revoked if by the Winter payment due date either 1) the correct Winter payment has not been received, or 2) late payment arrangements have not been approved. See section 4.4.2. Therefore, please forward your payments well in advance of their due dates, and, if you cannot make your full payment on time, please consult as early as possible before the due date with a) the Financial Aid and Awards Counsellor in the Registrar's Office, if payment is delayed by the Canada Student Loans Program or b) the General Accountant in Financial Services, if payment is delayed for other reasons.
The Fall payment is due August 31. The amount of the Fall payment will be the tuition for the Fall term plus the residence fee for the full year.
The Fall payment is due September 15. The amount of the Fall payment for outgoing Mount Allison students will be the tuition for the Fall term. Students who live in residence while participating in the exchange program will be obliged to pay the residence fees to the host university.
For all Mount Allison students participating in exchange programs the Winter payment will be due and payable January 20. The amount of the Winter payment will be the tuition for the Winter term.
Inbound exchange students who will be staying in Mount Allison residences should contact the Registrar's Office for information on their residence, meal plan and Mountie money financial commitments, and their fee payment deadlines.
In order to improve service to students by avoiding line ups, the University strongly suggests that students pay using on-line banking.
Information about fee payment is available on the web at <www.mta.ca/administration/sas/payment.html> . Cheques, bank drafts or money orders, made payable to "Mount Allison University", can be mailed to the Registrar's Office or placed in the drop box located at the Registrar's Office. Fees may also be paid through telephone banking or on-line services. For information please contact your bank. Due to the costs involved for the University, and ultimately for its students, payments by credit card are not accepted.
There are three circumstances in which students can reduce the amount of the above payments. The first is when students have been awarded Mount Allison scholarships and bursaries; please refer to the offer letter for information regarding disbursement. The second is when students have proof of the amount of the Canada Student Loan they will receive. The third is when students have an external sponsor who will be invoiced by the University; this category does not include external scholarships and bursaries.
When the amount paid has been reduced because students will receive a loan from the Canada Student Loans Program or have external sponsorships, temporary registration status will be granted. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that government or sponsorship funding is received by the University by September 30 or January 31, as the case may be. If the University has not received the funds by these dates, students must make temporary financial arrangements through some other source to meet their financial obligations to the University or contact the Financial Aid and Awards Counsellor in the Registrar's Office to discuss bridge financing.
Late Registration Deposit Processing Fee - A $50 late payment processing fee may be charged if the University does not receive the Registration Deposit from returning students by the due date.
Late Letter of Permission Processing Fee - A $25 late processing fee may be charged for Letters of Permission issued on a retroactive basis (see 10.5.1b)
University services may be revoked in the case of dishonoured payments or failure to meet the defined payment schedule. Students wishing to have their services reinstated, including reinstatement of their academic program, may be charged a services reinstatement fee of $100.
Interest will be applied to outstanding balances at the rate of 1.5% per month (19.56% per annum compounded).
Absence from classes does not constitute withdrawal.
Full-time students who wish to withdraw from the University must begin the process with the Director of Student Life located in the Student Life Office, Wallace McCain Student Centre. Withdrawal is not effective until the Director of Student Life has approved the withdrawal request. The date of withdrawal for the purpose of fee administration will be the date this approval is given.
Full-time and part-time students who wish to withdraw from one or more courses will be able to withdraw from all but the last course on-line using Connect@MTA. The date of withdrawal for the purpose of fee administration will be the date the withdrawal is effective on Connect@MTA. There will be no fee charged for courses dropped within the first week of classes. For withdrawals after the first week of classes, fees will be calculated as 15% of the tuition for the term times the number of weeks or part weeks since the first day of classes. There is no credit (refund) given after the sixth week of classes.
Students changing from full-time to part-time status should contact the Registrar's Office regarding their fee obligations.
Withdrawals from non-credit courses will be assessed on a per course basis depending on the nature and duration of the course.
Any inquiries regarding the calculation/proration of tuition fees on academic withdrawal should be directed to Financial Services. The procedure concerning the calculation of any refunds for students with United States (FFELP) loans is available on the web at <www.mta.ca> .
Refunds are calculated from the date that written, faxed or e-mailed notification of withdrawal is received by the Registrar's Office.
Full time students who wish to withdraw from a correspondence course that is part of their full time course load and for which they have not paid an additional fee over full time tuition, will only be eligible for a refund if their status changes to part time. These students should contact the Registrar's Office regarding their eligibility for a credit.
All correspondence course refunds are calculated from the first day of the term and the date that the written request for withdrawal is received by the Registrar's Office. Fee credits will be calculated as the tuition fee paid for the course minus 15% times the number of weeks including the week of withdrawal, since the beginning of the term. There is no credit (refund) given after 6 weeks of registration.
Refunds will not be given to students who do not adhere to these deadlines.
Refunds are calculated from the date that written, faxed or e-mailed notification of withdrawal is received by the Registrar's Office.
There will be no fee charged for 3 credit courses having 2 classes per week dropped up to and including May 6*.
All refunds are calculated from the date that Spring term courses start and the date that the written request for withdrawal is received by the Registrar's Office. Fee credits will be calculated as the tuition fee paid for the course minus 15% times the number of classes including the week of withdrawal, since the course began. There is no credit (refund) given after 6 classes.
Refunds will not be given to students who do not adhere to these deadlines.
* Any course having more than 2 classes per week may be charged a withdrawal fee if dropped before May 6. These courses may also be calculated differently for withdrawals after May 6. Please see the Registrar's Office.
Students wishing to withdraw from residence and/or the meal plan must begin the process with the Director of Student Life located in the Student Life Office, Wallace McCain Student Centre. Withdrawal is not effective until the Director of Student Life has approved the withdrawal request. The date of withdrawal for the purpose of fee administration will be the date this approval is given, or the date students have checked out of residence and keys have been returned, whichever is later.
The student's account will be adjusted to reflect residence and/or meal plan charges as follows:
|Month of withdrawal:|
|September (includes Aug. 27-31)||40% of the full year cost|
|October||50% of the full year cost|
|November||60% of the full year cost|
|December||70% of the full year cost|
|January||80% of the full year cost|
|February||90% of the full year cost|
|March||97% of the full year cost|
|April||100% of the full year cost|
Students entering residence and/or meal plan for one term will have their accounts adjusted to reflect residence and/or meal plan charges as follows:
|Month of withdrawal, as determined above:|
|September or January||50% of term cost|
|October or February||75% of term cost|
|November or March||95% of term cost|
|December or April||100% of term cost|
Students who decide during the Christmas break not to return to the University in January must so advise the University by December 31 to be treated for fee purposes as a December withdrawal. This may be done even if University offices are closed by e-mail to <firstname.lastname@example.org> , or by faxing the Registrar's Office; fax (506) 364-2272, or leaving a voice mail message with the Director of Student Life; phone (506) 364-2255. Any student who wishes counselling before making this decision should so inform the Director of Student Life by December 31, by voice mail if University offices are closed.
Students entering residence and purchasing meal plans in the middle of a term who subsequently withdraw should contact the Registrar's Office regarding their charges for the term. Any inquiries should be directed to the Registrar's Office.
Payments will only be made to students from their accounts with the University if, and to the extent that, their accounts have a credit balance. Students may forfeit a scholarship or bursary from Mount Allison if they do not complete the Fall/Winter academic terms and this may affect whether there is a refund on withdrawal and the amount of any such refund. Furthermore, if any portion of a student's fees was paid by Canada Student Loan Program, the University is obliged to remit any refund upon withdrawal to the Canada Student Loan Program, or student's bank, for credit towards their government student loan.
Students required to leave the University or its residences for failing to meet the required payment schedule, or for academic or disciplinary reasons, will be required to complete the withdrawal process and will be responsible for the charges detailed in sections 4.5.1, 4.5.2, 4.5.3, 4.5.4 and 4.5.5.