Sep 22, 2023  
Mansfield University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
Mansfield University 2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]


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This information is based on student charges for the 2012/2013 academic year. This information is subject to change without notice.

Admission Fees (Non-Refundable)

Application Fee

$ 25

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


Advance Deposit


  An advance deposit is required upon acceptance of the offer of admission. Upon request, this deposit 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













under 12 credits
over 18 credits












Per Credit  






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

Note: Any student taking a combination of undergraduate & graduate credits are charged based upon the student’s academic program level (undergraduate or graduate) not the course level.

Online Course Tuition Rate:

Online courses (section 190-199) have a discounted non-resident tuition rate of $429 per credit for undergraduate courses and $644 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 if space is available.

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 during the fall and spring semesters. Summer and winter session tuition is charged at the normal per credit rate.

Housing/Residence Hall Student Fees (per semester)

New Buildings - Oak and Hickory:

 Unit B 2 person shared (1 bedroom) semi-suite with private bathroom   $3581
 Unit C 2 person private (2 bedrooms) semi-suite with private bathroom  


 Unit D 4 person shared (2 bedrooms) suite with living room, kitchenette and 2 bathrooms  


 Unit E 4 person private (4 bedrooms) suite with living room, kitchenette and 2 bathrooms  


Laurel and Maple:

  Standard Double room 2 beds for 2 students   $2890
  Double as a Single (limited availability) 2 beds for 1 student   $4046
  Single room (limited availabilty) 1 bed for 1 student   $3421

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 if there are no vacancies.

Meal Plans:


  19 meals ($200 flex)


  14 meals ($200 flex)


  10 meals ($200 flex)


  175 meal block ($200 flex)


  75 meal block ($200 flex)


  Flex Only (minimum)


  **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 do not include telephone service. If you wish to purchase access to a land line, please go to or contact the Residence Life Office. Linens and pillows are not provided.

All residence hall students purchase and participate in the on campus dining program. Dining fees are assessed regardless of whether or not dining services are actually used.

All residence hall students are automatically charged for the 19 meal plan unless they choose a 14, 10, or the 175 block plan. Requests to change a meal plan must be made by August 1 for the fall semester. Changes to dining selections are not permitted after the semester begins.

Dining exemption forms for medical reasons may be requested 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 are required to live on campus for their first two academic years unless they are commuting from the permanent residence of a parent or legal guardian within a 50 mile radius of the campus. Approval to move out of the residence halls must be obtained from the Director of Residence Life, 120 Pinecrest.

Housing Deposit

All students requesting on-campus housing complete an agreement which includes the payment of a $200 housing deposit. This deposit is retained until the student graduates or leaves campus housing and automatically allows students to participate in housing selection/reservations each year. The deposit is refunded upon graduation or departure less any assessments for damages, lost keys, etc., experienced at check-out.

Mandatory Miscellaneous Fees

**Note: Internships, independent studys, individualized instruction and student teaching assignments are billed as on-campus courses and all mandatory miscellaneous fees apply.

Technology Fee

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

  $179.00   Full Time Res. Undergrad 12+ cr.



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


Full Time Non Res. Undergrad 12+ cr.


Part Time Non Res. Undergrad 1-11 cr.
Non Res. Graduate Per cr.

Community Building Fee

This fee is paid by all students to support the operating costs and debt service for the Alumni Hall 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)   $339
  *Part-time per credit (less than 12 credits)   $28/cr
  Graduate (9+ credits)   $567
  *Part-time per credit (less than 9 credits)   $63/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   $16.50
  12 credits and over   $33.00
Graduate (optional part-time only)  
  7-8 credits   $16.50
  9 credits and over   $33.00

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 is 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  


**Note - If a student changes his or her registration, the change may and most likely will affect the balance due. It is each student’s responsibility to check his or her WebAdvisor account after any changes to registration, housing/dining or financial aid. If a student is anticipating family assistance to cover charges, it is his or her responsibility to notify the family of any changes.

Other Fees


Deferred Payment Fee

Students may defer payment for 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 $50 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 or e-check returned by the bank for non-sufficient funds (NSF). A $5 fee is charged for each e-check (electronic check) returned by the bank for invalid account information.

Certification Fee

Teacher certification applications are processed in the Student Accounts Office. Teacher Certification applicants may submit a $100 money order payable to Mansfield University.

Credit By Examination Fee

One third of the undergraduate fee per credit must be paid and approval received from the Registrar before taking each examination.

Parking Decal Fee

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

  Commuter Student   $25
  Resident Student   $50

Transcript Fee

There is an $8.00 per copy fee for official or unofficial transcripts. This fee is due in advance prior to the processing of the transcript. The fee includes the cost of postage for first class mail. Any priority mailing is at the expense of the requestor. All delinquent obligations must be cleared prior to the release of an official transcript.

Exam/Test Fees

Contact The Career Development Center in Alumni Hall 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.

Music Lesson Fee

Undergraduate Students:
The music lesson fee will be assessed at $100 per credit for music courses MAP-2000 and above.

Graduate Students:
The music lesson fee will be assessed at $100 per credit for music courses MAP-5000 and above.

Refunds & Adjustments of Charges

(The following information is subject to change without notice).

Withdrawal From The University (from all coursework):
Tuition, housing, community building fee, health fee, activity fee and fitness center fee are adjusted for all students according to the refund schedule. The technology fee is non-refundable.
Dining adjustments are pro-rated on a weekly basis.
  First day through drop period
Through Second week
Through Third week
Through Fourth week
Through Fifth week
Sixth week

No Refund


Tuition and miscellaneous fees (community building fee, health fee, activity fee and fitness center fee) will be adjusted at 100% through the drop period. The technology fee is non-refundable. There is no fee adjustment for course withdrawals. All requests for refunds should be in writing to the Student Accounts Office in South Hall.

Financial Obligation

Failure to meet your financial obligations by the due dates may result in classes being cancelled, future registrations being blocked, and transcripts being withheld. The minimum amount required to confirm a student’s registration is the total charge, LESS financial aid, DIVIDED by two, PLUS any beginning balance. Payment of the minimum amount due will allow a student to defer the remaining balance due for six (6) 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.

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 (10) month period, beginning in June. Call 1 800-722-4867 or visit for further information. TMS payment plans are not available for summer or winter semesters.

Delinquent Accounts

Students 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.


All students are classified as Pennsylvania residents for tuition purposes if they have Pennsylvania domiciles.

Domicile is the place where the student intends to and does permanently reside. Because the determination of whether a student intends 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 or she is receiving financial aid.

A student may challenge his or 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 and New Jersey residents are considered “Good Neighbors” and are eligible for a reduced undergraduate tuition rate.