Fee Payment and Refund Policy
The following general fees must be received by the cashier’s office before the first day of class to avoid paying a $50 late payment fee.
Payments can be made as follows:
- Payment by WebCheck or Credit Card directly on PULSE
- Payment by check or money order mailed to Georgia Health Sciences University, Cashier’s Office AA-2004, 1459 Laney Walker Blvd., Augusta, Georgia 30912
- Payment in person by check, cash, or money order at the Cashier’s Office, 7:30AM to 4:00PM Monday through Friday
- Payment by wire directly from your banking institution. Please contact the Cashier’s Office (706-721-2926) to make arrangements for this type of payment transaction
General Tuition and Fees Due Each Semester
Medical and Dental Students Taking Variable Course Loads
Medical students enrolled in a special curriculum or for clinical rotations and dental students enrolled for a schedule that varies from the prescribed four-year curricular schedule shall pay fees at the time of registration each semester in accordance with a fee schedule available.
Fees for auditing a course are the same as the fees for regular enrollment.
All colleges of Georgia Health Sciences University require a $100 acceptance deposit which will be credited toward first-semester matriculation fees. Those accepted applicants who fail to notify the appropriate admissions office of their withdrawal in writing not later than the last day of regular registration of their entering class shall forfeit their acceptance deposit.
Refund of Fees
Students who withdraw from all courses before completing 60% of the semester are entitled to a refund of a portion of tuition, mandatory fees and institutional charges. The refund amount is based on a pro rata percentage determined by dividing the number of calendar days remaining in the semester.
The number of calendar days remaining in the semester is the number of days from the student’s official withdrawal date through the last day of scheduled exams. The total number of calendar days in the semester includes weekends and exam periods. Calculations exclude scheduled breaks of five or more calendar days and days that a student was on approved leave of absence defined by the federal regulations for the return of Title IV student aid funds.
Institutional charges are defined in the Higher Education Act of 1965 as amended. Institutional charges include tuition, activity fee, student health fee, on-campus housing, student fitness center fee, technology fee, microscope rental and any other equipment rental fee paid directly to the school. Parking fees, health insurance, disability insurance, fines, library charges, books, supplies, dues, liability insurance, and any fee paid directly to a vendor on behalf of the student are not considered institutional charges and are not included in refund calculations.
Students enrolled in Phase III of the Medical College of Georgia curriculum are enrolled in a program of study defined by federal aid regulations as a modular curriculum. An individual clinical rotation, regardless of length, is considered a module. Students enrolled in modular curriculum who complete one module during a semester are not entitled to a refund. In addition, students completing 60% or more of the total educational activities for any one module for which the student was registered will not receive a refund.
A refund of all nonresident fees, matriculation fees, and other mandatory fees shall be made in the event of a death of a student at any time during the semester.
Full refunds of tuition and mandatory fees and pro rata refunds of elective fees will be given to students who are:
- Military reservists (including members of the National Guard) and who receive emergency orders to active duty after having enrolled in a University System institution and paid tuition and fees.
- Active duty military personnel who receive an emergency reassignment after having enrolled in a University System institution and paid tuition and fees.
- Otherwise unusually and detrimentally affected by the emergency activation of members of the reserve components or the emergency deployment of active duty personnel of the Armed Forces of the Untied States and who demonstrate a need for exceptional equitable relief.
Refunds to students receiving student financial aid will be coordinated with the Return of Title IV Funds regulations of the Higher Education Act of 1965 as amended, state scholarships and grant regulations, and the regulations of the individual private scholarships and loans, as appropriate.
Refunds can be received in two ways:
- Electronic eDeposit refunds are available to students by designating a checking account through PULSE.
- Refunds by check to your most recent address on PULSE.
Changes in Fees and Other Charges
All matriculation charges, board, room rent or other charges listed in this catalog are subject to change at any time.
- Undergraduate students who have attended schools in the University System of Georgia were previously reviewed for GTP tuition rates based on a specific set of qualifying factors. Those who qualified for GTP (Guaranteed Tuition Plan), were guaranteed 12 consecutive terms at the guaranteed rate (not susceptible to annual increases) at undergraduate institutions. If a student were to enter the Georgia Health Sciences University in their Junior or Senior year, and had previously been qualified for a GTP rate, they were allowed 6 consecutive terms of guaranteed tuition at the approved GHSU guaranteed rate upon their entry.
- Undergraduate students who exceed the 6 consecutive terms will be charged at the current continuing rate for any subsequent terms of attendance.
- Undergraduate students entering GHSU who are not qualified for the GTP rate, will be charged the continuing rate. This rate is valid for fall, spring, and summer terms of the current academic year. This continuing rate is susceptible to increases annually each fall, at the discretion of the institution and approved by the Board of Regents.
- Undergraduate Students who will pay for any credit hours for which they are registered up to 15 credit hours.
- Graduate students who are either new or continuing in fall will pay for any credit hours for which they are registered up to 12 credit hours. Please see the tuition and fees guide for your program’s tuition rate located at : (http://www.georgiahealth.edu/students/Tuition_and_fees/index.htm)
- Professional students who are either new or continuing in fall will pay for any credit hours for which they are registered up to 12 credit hours. Please see the tuition and fees guide for your program’s tuition rate located at: (http://www.georgiahealth.edu/students/Tuition_and_fees/index.htm)
Current Tuition and Fee Rates