Jun 18, 2024  
Mansfield University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog 
Mansfield University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]


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This information is based on student charges for the 2006/2007 academic year. Tuition and fees for 2007/2008 are finalized after this catalog is printed. Therefore, this information is subject to change without notice. We include this information so students and their families can estimate expenses.

Admission Fees (Non-Refundable)

Application Fee

$ 25

  Students applying for admission or readmission pay this fee when submitting their application.


Advance Deposit


  Required upon acceptance of the offer of admission. It is transferable to a revised admission date within one year upon the approval of the Director of Admissions.


Tuition (Per Semester)


Residents of


Residents of
Other States


* Good Neighbor







12-18 credits













9-15 credits  












under 12 credits
over 18 credits












under 9 credits
over 15 credits






*New York residents are considered Good Neighbors and are eligible for a reduced undergraduate tuition rate. New York residency requirements will follow the same basic criteria used in determining PA residency.

Note: Students taking a combination of undergraduate & graduate credits are charged at the course level and will not be combined for the full-time basic fee rate. Undergraduate tuition costs are reduced for graduate students who qualify as a Good Neighbor.

Online Course Tuition Rate:

Online courses (section 190-199) have a discounted non-resident tuition rate of $346 per credit for undergraduate courses and $504 per credit for graduate courses.

Audit fee:

Part-time, non-degree seeking students and residents of the region may audit a course for $50 with the permission of the course instructor.

Senior Citizen Tuition Waiver:

PA Residents aged 62 or over and receiving social security benefits may enroll in university undergraduate on campus courses if space is available with no tuition charge. Summer session tuition is charged at the per credit rate.

Housing/Residence Hall Student Fees (per semester)

  Double Room  


  Private Room  




Requests for a private room are processed by the Housing Office, 120 Pinecrest, and are granted on a space available basis. Payment does not guarantee a private room.

Meal Plans:


  19 meals ($150 flex)


  14 meals ($150 flex)


  10 meals ($150 flex)


  175 meal block ($150 flex)


  75 meal block ($150 flex)


  Flex Only


  **off campus/commuter students only


Flex dollars are built into each meal plan and may be used as cash at any dining location. You may buy additional flex dollars in increments of $25. Unused flex dollars are carried over from fall to spring semester. Unused flex dollars at the close of the spring semester are forfeited.

Room rates include telephone service (does not include toll charges). Linens and pillows are not provided.

All residence hall students must use dining services. Dining fees are assessed regardless of whether or not dining services are actually used.

All new residence hall students are automatically charged with the 14 meal plan. Requests to change to the 19 meal plan must be made by August 1. Changes to original dining selections are not permitted after the semester begins.

Dining exemption forms for medical reasons are available at the Residence Life Office and must be initiated before the beginning of a semester. Dining charges are assessed until approval for an exemption is granted.

All degree-seeking students with less than 90 credits are required to live on campus unless they are commuting from home. Approval to move out of the residence halls must be obtained from the Director of Residence Life, 120 Pinecrest.

Technology Fee

This fee is paid by all students specifically to increase the investment in instructional technology.

  $62.50   Full Time Res. Undergrad 12+ cr.
Full Time Res. Graduate 9+ cr.

Part Time Res. Undergrad 1-11 cr.
Part Time Res. Graduate 1-8 cr.


Full Time Non Res. Undergrad 12+ cr.
Full Time Non Res. Graduate 9+ cr.


Part Time Non Res. Undergrad 1-11 cr.
Part time Non Res. Graduate 1-8 cr.

Community Building Fee

This fee is paid by all students to support the operating costs and debt service for the Student Center.




1 to 6 credits
7 to 8 credits
9 or more credits






1 to 5 credits
6 to 8 credits
9 or more credits



Education Fee

This fee is paid by all students to support high-cost programs, labs, and academic equipment.

  Full-time Undergraduate (12+ credits)   $251
  *Part-time per credit (less than 12 credits)   $21/cr
  Full-time Graduate (9+ credits)   $423
  *Part-time per credit (less than 9 credits)   $47/cr
  *Per credit rate not to exceed full-time rate per semester.    

Health Fee

Primary medical care is provided to registered full-time and part-time students while the university is in session.

  7 to 11 credits   $15.00
  12 credits and over   $30.00
  7-8 credits   $15.00
  9 credits and over   $30.00

Fitness Center Fee

All undergraduate, degree-seeking students are assessed this fee to support the debt service and operating costs of the fitness center.

Undergraduate       Graduate (optional)    

1 to 6 credits




1 to 5 credits



  7 to 11 credits  


    6 to 8 credits  


  12 credits and over  


    9 credits & over  


Student Activity Fee

This fee was established by the Student Government Association to support student activities.

Undergraduate       Graduate (optional)    

7 to 11 credits





6 to 8 credits



  12 credits and over  


    9 credits & over  


Other Fees


Deferred Payment Fee

Students may defer payment up to one-half of the balance due for six weeks after the first day of the semester. The balance due is defined as the total fees for the current semester, less approved financial aid. Nonpayment of the full balance due incurs the $25 fee.

Late Payment Charge

A Late Payment charge will be assessed if a student’s account balance (net of approved financial aid) is not paid in full at the end of the semester deferred payment period (six weeks from the start of the semester). The amount of the Late Payment charge is proportional to the account balance as described in the following table.

Account Balance Due (AB)


Late Payment Charge



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Returned Check Fee

A $25 fee is charged for each check returned by the bank.

Certification Fee

Teacher certification applications are processed in the Enrollment Services Office. $15 (Money Order only)

Credit By Examination Fee

One third of the undergraduate fee per credit must be paid and approval received from the Provost before taking the examination. (per exam)

Parking Decal Fee

This fee is for a permit valid from September through August.

  Commuter Student   $25
  Resident Student   $50

Transcript Fee

Official Transcript Charge: An Official Transcript charge of $5, to be paid in advance, will be assessed for each official transcript provided by the University. The charge includes the cost of postage to a United States destination. Students desiring special handling or out-of­ country mailings will be assessed the cost of those additional services. Unofficial transcripts are provided at no cost. All delinquent financial obligations must be cleared prior to the release of transcripts.

Exam/Test Fees

Contact The Career Development Center for information about the following tests and fees: Miller Analogies Test; Graduate Record Exam (GRE); and the Praxis Series - Professional Assessment for Beginning Teachers. Information regarding the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) may be obtained from the Admissions Office.

Refunds & Adjustments of Charges

The following information is subject to change without notice.

Withdrawal From The University (Or All Coursework)
Tuition, housing, and miscellaneous fees are adjusted for all students according to the refund schedule.
Dining adjustments are pro-rated on a weekly basis.
  First day of class
First week
Second week
Third week
Fourth week
Fifth week
Sixth week

No Refund

Tuition and miscellaneous fees will be adjusted at 100% through the drop period. There is no fee adjustment for course withdrawals. All requests for refunds should be in writing to the Student Accounts Office.

Financial Obligation

Failure to meet your financial obligation by the due dates may result in classes cancelled, future registrations blocked, and transcripts withheld. The minimum amount required to confirm your registration is your total charge, LESS financial aid, DIVIDED by two, PLUS any beginning balance. Payment of the minimum amount due will allow you to defer the remaining balance due for six weeks. Failure to make full payment will automatically incur a deferred payment fee of $25.

Tuition Management Services Payment Plans

Mansfield University partners with Tuition Management Services (TMS) to offer students alternative payment plan options. TMS works directly with families allowing students to pay tuition and fees, interest free, for the entire academic year over a ten month period, beginning in June. Simply call 1 800-722-4867 or visit www.afford.com for further information.

Delinquent Accounts

You are not permitted to register for course work, receive a diploma, or obtain official transcripts until all overdue accounts have been paid. Delinquent accounts may be assessed collection costs for in-house or collection agency assignment. Students requesting transcripts are encouraged to pay any outstanding balance by money order or cashiers check to avoid a two-week clearing period on personal checks.


As a student, you are classified as a Pennsylvania resident for tuition purposes if you have a Pennsylvania domicile.

Domicile is the place where you intend to and do permanently reside. Because the determination of whether you intend to reside indefinitely in Pennsylvania is subjective, documentary evidence, statements from disinterested persons, and the presumptions set forth below are considered:

  1. Continuous residence in Pennsylvania for a period of 12 months prior to registration as a student at an institution of higher education in Pennsylvania creates a presumption of domicile. A student is presumed not to be a domiciliary if he/she has resided for a shorter period before attending an institution of higher education, but the student may rebut this presumption by clear and convincing evidence.
  2. Students who are not United States citizens and have nonimmigrant visas or lack a visa are presumed not to be domiciled in Pennsylvania, but they may rebut this presumption by clear and convincing evidence.
  3. A minor is presumed to have the domicile of his or her parents or guardian. The age of majority for establishing a domicile for tuition purposes is 22. However, a minor may prove financial emancipation and thereby prove Pennsylvania domicile through clear and convincing evidence.
  4. A United States government employee or a member of the armed forces who was domiciled in Pennsylvania immediately preceding entry into government service and who has continuously maintained Pennsylvania as his or her declared legal residence shall be presumed to have a Pennsylvania domicile. Nonresidents stationed in Pennsylvania for military service shall be deemed Pennsylvania domiciliaries.
  5. A student receiving a scholarship, loan or grant, dependent upon maintaining domicile in a state other than Pennsylvania is presumed to be domiciled in the state from which he/she is receiving financial aid.

A student may challenge his/her residence classification by submitting a written appeal to the controller. If the student is not satisfied, the decision may be appealed in writing to the Office of the Chancellor, State System of Higher Education, within 30 days. The decision of the chancellor is considered final. The effective date of any reclassification resulting from the students challenge is determined by the controller based on when the petition was filed. A student who changes domicile from Pennsylvania to another state must promptly give written notice to the University.

New York residents are considered “Good Neighbors” and are eligible for a reduced undergraduate tuition rate.