Expenses

2013 ‒ 2014 FEE SCHEDULE

All fees are subject to Board of Regents approval

The Board of Regents had not reviewed this schedule prior to the print date of this catalog – fees are subject to change without notice. Final approved schedules will be available in the Business Services and online on the Commissioner of Higher Education’s website. Tuition and fees are based on credit hours and are paid by the student each semester. Different fee schedules are applied for students with WUE residency. Contact Business Services for more information. The $30.00 registration fee is nonrefundable.

Bldg Comp Aca SU NR NR Non
Reg Maint Tech Equip Fac Stud Library Bldg Res Bldg Inc Res
Crs  Fee Tuition Fee*    Fees** Fee Fee Gov Fee Fee Total Fee Fee Total
1 30.00 98.25 3.75 8.00 3.80 2.00 15.00 1.50 5.20 167.50 3.40 217.25 388.15
2 30.00 196.50 7.50 16.00 7.60 4.00 15.00 3.00 10.40 290.00 6.80 434.50 731.30
3 30.00 294.75 11.25 24.00 11.40 6.00 15.00 4.50 15.60 412.50 10.20 651.75 1074.45
4 30.00 393.00 15.00 32.00 15.20 8.00 15.00 6.00 20.80 535.00 13.60 869.00 1417.60
5 30.00 491.25 18.75 40.00 19.00 10.00 15.00 7.50 26.00 657.50 17.00 1086.25 1760.75
6 30.00 589.50 22.50 48.00 22.80 12.00 15.00 9.00 31.20 780.00 20.40 1303.50 2103.90
7 30.00 687.75 26.25 56.00 26.60 14.00 15.00 10.50 36.40 902.50 23.80 1520.75 2447.05
8 30.00 786.00 30.00 64.00 30.40 16.00 15.00 12.00 41.60 1025.00 27.20 1738.00 2790.50
9 30.00 884.25 33.75 72.00 34.20 18.00 15.00 13.5.0 46.80 1147.50 30.60 1955.25 3133.35
10 30.00 982.50 37.50 80.00 38.00 20.00 15.00 15.00 52.00 1270.00 34.00 2172.50 3476.50
11 30.00 1080.75 41.25 88.00 41.80 22.00 15.00 16.50 57.20 1392.50 37.40 2389.75 3819.65
12 30.00 1179.00 45.00 96.00 45.60 24.00 15.00 18.00 62.40 1515.00 40.80 2607.00 4162.80
13 30.00 1179.00 45.00 96.00 45.60 24.00 15.00 18.00 67.60 1520.20 40.80 2607.00 4168.00
14 30.00 1179.00 45.00 96.00 45.60 24.00 15.00 18.00 72.80 1525.40 40.80 2607.00 4173.20
15 30.00 1179.00 45.00 96.00 45.60 24.00 15.00 18.00 78.00 1530.60 40.80 2607.00 4178.40
16 30.00 1179.00 45.00 96.00 45.60 24.00 15.00 18.00 83.20 1535.80 40.80 2607.00 4183.60
17 30.00 1179.00 45.00 96.00 45.60 24.00 15.00 18.00 88.40 1541.00 40.80 2607.00 4188.80
18 30.00 1179.00 45.00 96.00 45.60 24.00 15.00 18.00 93.60 1546.20 40.80 2607.00 4194.00
19 30.00 1179.00 45.00 96.00 45.60 24.00 15.00 18.00 93.60 1546.20 40.80 2607.00 4194.00
20 30.00 1179.00 45.00 96.00 45.60 24.00 15.00 18.00 93.60 1546.20 40.80 2607.00 4194.00
21 30.00 1179.00 45.00 96.00 45.60 24.00 15.00 18.00 93.60 1546.20 40.80 2607.00 4194.00
22 30.00 1179.00 45.00 96.00 45.60 24.00 15.00 18.00 93.60 1546.20 40.80 2607.00 4194.00
23 30.00 1179.00 45.00 96.00 45.60 24.00 15.00 18.00 93.60 1546.20 40.80 2607.00 4194.00
24 30.00 1179.00 45.00 96.00 45.60 24.00 15.00 18.00 93.60 1546.20 40.80 2607.00 4194.00
25 30.00 1179.00 45.00 96.00 45.60 24.00 15.00 18.00 93.60 1546.20 40.80 2607.00 4194.00

* Includes Access Fee of $1.25 and Building Fee of $2.50 per credit
** Includes Computer Fee of $3.85 and Technology Fee of $4.15 per credit

Students will be charged a $25 per credit fee associated with courses provided by online delivery.

Students will be charged a $12.50 per credit fee associated with courses provide by hybrid (HO) delivery.

Students enrolled in seven or more credits each semester are required to have and maintain medical insurance while attending Helena College. Please see Enrollment Services for more information.

All new students are charged a $12.50 Identification Card fee, and all new degree-seeking students are charged a $15.00 Orientation fee in addition to the above schedule.

Additional fees may be charged for students registered in some programs and/or courses. Contact Business Services at 447-6921 for information.

Books and Supplies

Books and supplies are purchased on a semester basis. Students should budget approximately $200 - $750 per semester depending on program of study. Textbooks and supplies are available at the bookstore located on the Donaldson Campus at 1115 North Roberts Street. Tools are required by each student entering Automotive, Aviation Maintenance, Carpentry and Construction, Machine Tool, Diesel, and Welding Technology programs. Students should refer to the tool section of the catalog (see pages 169-172).

Deferred Fee Payment Plan

A deferred fee payment plan is authorized providing that 1) at least one-third of total fees are paid at the time the deferred fee payment plan is initiated, 2) an additional one-third is paid within the first 30 days of the semester and 3) the full amount is paid within 60 days of the beginning of the semester. Tuition and mandatory fees less any financial aid are eligible for deferral. Execution of a promissory note with the terms and conditions of the deferment will be required. This plan is not available for the summer semester or to any person with an outstanding debt to the College. The Deferred Payment Agreement must be renewed in Business Services at the beginning of each semester.

Students participating in this plan will be assessed an administrative charge of $30 each semester. Failure to make scheduled payments will result in a student being ineligible for future deferment and may result in cancellation of a student’s enrollment with no refund of payments already collected. A $15 fee will be assessed each time a scheduled payment is late.

Non-Payment

Any person who owes the College any fees, fines, or other charges will not be permitted to receive a transcript, diploma, certificate, or academic record; to register or attend classes; or to access any College facilities or services until the debt has been paid or satisfactorily adjusted through Business Services. Interest may be charged at the rate of 10% on the balance due from the day after the due date until the full amount has been paid, and any attorney’s fees or other costs or charges necessary for the collection of the amount owed may be added to the balance due.

Payment of Tuition and Fees

After registration, a schedule bill will be available through the student’s MyHC web portal. Students are encouraged to review the corresponding Registration Guide for each semester’s tuition and fee payment policies and deadlines. Dates and policies are subject to change each semester.

Students must finalize their payment by signing and returning their bill or finalizing on MyHC by the appropriate date, even if their bill reflects a balance of zero or they have an approved third party payment.

If the bill indicates an amount due, a student must arrange for payment on or before the payment due date. Payment may be made on-line at the MyHC web site accessible through the home page at www.umhelena.edu. The online system accepts VISA, MasterCard, and e-Checks. Students must finalize their bill online if they are paying online.

Students may also pay by mailing a check or providing credit card information (VISA, Discover, or MasterCard accepted), including the verification number from the signature line on the back of the card. A signed bill must accompany payment if students are mailing in their payment.

Students may also pay in person at the cashier in the Donaldson Building at 1115 North Roberts. At the cashier, students may pay by cash, check, debit card or credit card (VISA, Discover or MasterCard accepted). Students must bring their signed schedule bill with them when paying in person at the cashier.

All students must sign and return a schedule bill.

Tuition Refunds

Tuition refunds are made through Business Services subsequent to a student’s withdrawal from a course(s). Refunds of fees are authorized according to the following procedures only if the student officially withdraws from the College and/or drops courses in the required manner:

  1. The $30 registration fee and the $30 application fee are non-refundable.
  2. Class days are determined by the College calendar of instructional days, not by the student’s class schedule.
  3. Refunds for withdrawal or dropping a class for courses for summer semester are computed on a pro-rated basis.

Withdrawal from school applies only to students dropping all courses: (Registration and Application Fees are non- refundable.)

  • 100% of all remaining tuition and fees are refunded before the first class day of the semester or half semester in which the course begins.
  • 90% of all remaining fees will be refunded to the end of the 5th day of the semester or half semester in which the course begins.
  • 75% of all remaining fees will be refunded to the end of the 10th instructional day of the semester or half semester in which the course begins.
  • 50% of all remaining fees will be refunded to the end of the 15th instructional day of the semester or half semester in which the course begins.
  • Beginning the 16th instructional day of the semester or half semester in which the course begins, no refunds will be made.

Course drop/adds apply to students making course schedule changes but remaining in attendance at the College:

  1. An individual course dropped will be refunded at 100% for the first 15 days of the semester or half semester in which the course begins.
  2. Beginning the 16th instructional day of the semester or half semester in which the course begins, no refunds will be made.
  3. A processing fee of $10 per request will be assessed to add a course or courses after the 5th day of the semester or to drop a course or courses after the 15th day of classes.