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    Mansfield University
  Oct 19, 2017
Mansfield University 2010-2011 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Financial Information

Mansfield University offers quality graduate education at competitive rates. Please contact the Student Accounts Office for information on admission fees and tuition, (570) 662-4888, 224 South Hall, or visit the web at

Note - Independent Study and Individualized Instruction are not considered online courses and subject to the miscellaneous fee schedule.

Financial Aid Opportunities

Mansfield University participates in the major federal and state financial aid programs. To be considered for financial aid we emphasize the following points:

  1. File for financial aid immediately upon confirmed admission to Mansfield University.
  2. To apply for aid, file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at or contact the Financial Planning Office at (570) 662-4418 for a paper application.
  3. Identify Mansfield University (003324) as an institution of choice on the FAFSA application. If you don’t do this, we won’t get your financial analysis and we will be unable to process any aid.

Student loans are the primary source of available aid. Students may apply for Federal Stafford Loans at Alternative loan financing is also available by going to To retain financial aid eligibility you must maintain Satisfactory Academic Standards. To obtain more information about financial aid and student loan forgiveness programs please visit For additional information regarding financial aid, please call the Financial Planning Office at (570) 662-4418.

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships are available each year to full-time and half-time graduate students (minimum of nine graduate credit hours for full time and six graduate credit hours for half-time) and includes a waiver of Pennsylvania tuition and selected fees, as well as a bi-weekly stipend. Graduate assistantships provide the graduate student with opportunities for professional, collegial, and academic growth. To this purpose, graduate assistants are assigned to work in a professional area on campus. Awards are based on a competitive process. Students should apply for an assistantship by March 15 to be considered for the following academic year. See the website for additional information and/or an application.

Financial Obligation

Failure to meet your financial obligation by the due dates may result in future registrations being 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 payment in full by the payment due date will automatically result in the student account incurring a deferred payment fee of $50. For additional information contact the Student Accounts Office, (570) 662-4888, 224 South Hall.

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 (ABD)

Late Payment Charge








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Official transcripts of courses taken at Mansfield University are prepared by the Registrar’s Office and issued according to the following policies:

  1. Student’s records are confidential. Transcripts, therefore, are issued only at the written request of the student. Requests by telephone are not accepted.
  2. No transcript is issue to or for a student who is indebted to the university until the debt has been paid in full.
  3. Official transcripts of credit (s) earned at other institutions that have been presented for admission and evaluation become part of your permanent record in the Registrar’s Office and cannot be reissued or copied for distribution.
  4. Official transcripts issued directly to you will only be released in a signed, seald, embossed envelope. The envelope will bear the statement that if opened the transcript should be considered unofficial and the integrity of the document is not guaranteed by Mansfield University.
  5. Unofficial transcripts (student copy) contain the same information as an official, but do not bear the authorized signature or seal of the university.
  6. There is a $5.00 transcript fee.
  7. Transcripts are requested at