The board/room charge is required of all students living in the residence halls, and entitles students to meals beginning when the Dining Hall opens before semester classes begin and expiring with the noon meal the day after final examinations each semester. The University reserves the right to change the rates during the year if it is deemed necessary.
Northwest University is approved as an educational institution for the training of veterans or their dependents. Applications are available on the Department of Veterans Affairs website at www.gibill.va.gov. Those qualifying under the extended Social Security Act should apply for benefits at their local offices of the Social Security Administration. The University will make the proper certifications as to enrollment and attendance after the student has enrolled in the University.
Recognizing the necessity for the prompt payment of all school fees, not only as a good business principle but for the sake of character development, the Department of Education of the Assemblies of God has set forth the following financial policy:
In order to improve our present educational institutions and to guarantee their future, each student is expected to reimburse the school for the full amount of his/her obligation on or before the close of each semester. No diplomas, certificates, degrees, or transcripts shall be expected or received until satisfactory payment is made for all school obligations.
The regular school year is divided into two semesters of approximately four months each, and tuition is based on the semester. It is the policy of the University that there can be no outstanding past due account at registration. All past due and old accounts must be settled or alternate arrangements must be agreed upon with the Student Accounts Office prior to registering for the following semester. The payment of accounts policy also applies to those qualifying for veteran’s benefits and outside scholarships.
Tuition, fees, and housing charges are to be paid in full before the first day of classes each semester unless prior arrangements have been made with the Student Accounts Office. All students must sign a contract/promissory note agreeing to payment terms prior to the start of classes each semester.
Tuition Management System (TMS). Students who wish to make monthly payments based on the annual cost of tuition, housing and fees will enroll with Tuition Management System. TMS is a budgeting service that allows the student to pay an entire year’s education costs in monthly installments. They provide an annual ten or nine month payment plan to help students manage the cost of education. A single semester plan is also available, if necessary.
A budget is set up with this agency based on estimated charges less estimated financial aid (including loans) for the entire academic year/semester. The first payment must be received by TMS not later than July 1 (10 pay plan) or August 1 (9 pay plan) of each year to enroll for this option. Those enrolling with TMS after August 1 include June and/or July payments with their application. Although there is a $100.00 annual enrollment fee for this plan, there are no finance charges to non-delinquent participants.
Northwest will charge late fees as follows: For balances between $0.00 and $24.99, the late fee will be zero. For balances between $25.00 and $199.99, the late fee will be $50.00. For balances above $199.99, the late fee will be $100.00.
In the fall semester, the late fee will be assessed on September 30, October 31, November 30, and December 31 after deducting any anticipated aid as determined by the Financial Aid Office.
In the spring semester, the late fee will be assessed on January 31, February 28, March 31, and April 30 after deducting any anticipated aid as determined by the Financial Aid Office.
TMS - Tuition Management system will assess a $50.00 late fee for each late payment made on the monthly plan established at the beginning of the school year/semester the student is attending. Please contact TMS for further details.
A student is considered past due if:
Students failing to meet the payment schedule will be contacted through campus mail, and contacted by telephone by the Student Accounts Office. The student may also be contacted by campus registered mail and Northwest University personnel which may include staff from the Student Development Office and/or professors. Efforts to communicate will be made for a period of approximately 45 days.
If, after these efforts are accomplished and it is clear that the student is aware that payments are delinquent, reasonable attempts to address the financial obligations have not been made, the student will no longer be allowed meal card privileges, and/or Internet privileges.
If the financial problems persist, on-campus resident students will no longer be allowed to live in on-campus housing, and may be suspended from class until a solution is reached between the Student Account Office and the student. Students failing to respond will be withdrawn from the University by the Provost.
Since financial responsibility is part of the educational process, the Student Accounts Office encourages students to meet and council with the University personnel any time a financial problem arises. Many problems may be avoided and/or resolved with communication. Communication is the key to successful fiscal responsibility.
The University reserves the right to assign delinquent accounts to an agency for collection and/or attach student’s credit report. The venue of defaulted Federal Perkins Student Loans shall be in King County, State of Washington or as determined by the holder of the defaulted Promissory Note.
The Registration Cancellation policy applies to all semesters. Note that private music lesson fees (after the contract is signed) and housing deposits have cancellation penalties not indicated below. See the Academic Calendar for the applicable First Day of Class.
Cancellation received prior to First Day of Class - $25 Registration Fee
Cancellation on or after First Day of Class and no classes were attended - $25 Registration Fee and $100 Administrative Fee
Cancellation if any classes were attended - Considered a Withdrawal from University -- see next section for refund schedule
When a student changes his/her course schedule by dropping a course, but does not withdraw from school, tuition and fees will be adjusted through the Last Day to Add/Drop Courses. After that, courses can only be withdrawn, and there is no reduction to tuition or course fees.
During Summer University, adding or dropping of courses must be made prior to 5:00 p.m. on the next working day after the respective class begins.
Adjustments will be made on the accounts of students who withdraw from school during the semester subject to the following conditions:
|During first week of classes:||2.5% per day|
|During second week classes:||25.0% per day|
|During third week of classes:||37.5% per day|
|During fourth week of classes:||50.0% per day|
|During fifth week of classes:||62.5 % per day|
|During sixth week of classes:||75.0% per day|
|During seventh week of classes:||87.5% per day|
|After seventh week of classes:||100.0% per day|
If a student is absent from all classes for more than two weeks consecutively without contacting the Registrar or Provost Office to explain the reason for his or her absences, the University has the authority to administratively withdraw the student from all course enrollments and to assign grades of “F” to each course. In this case, the official withdrawal date for financial obligation purposes will be two weeks after the last date of class attendance as certified by faculty and verified by the Registrar’s Office.
Students are required to pay in advance for the Summer Sessions.
Students withdrawing from school during Summer University will be charged tuition as described below. Course fees are not refundable. Adding or dropping of classes during Summer University must be made prior to 5:00 p.m. of the second day of the respective class session.
|For Summer University sessions of three weeks or less:|
|Withdrawal on the first day of classes:||20% of tuition|
|Withdrawal on the second day of classes:||40% of tuition|
|After the third day of classes:||100% of tuition|
|For Summer University sessions that are longer than three weeks:|
|Withdrawal on the first or second day of classes:||20% of tuition|
|Withdrawal on the third or fourth day of classes:||40% of tuition|
|Withdrawal on the fifth or sixth day of classes:||60% of tuition|
|Withdrawal on the seventh or eighth day of classes:||80% of tuition|
|After the eighth day of classes:||100% of tuition|