Jul 23, 2024  
Mansfield University 2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
Mansfield University 2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]


This information is based on student charges for the 2017/2018 academic year. This information is subject to change without notice.

For specific Fee Definitions you may also refer to https://esd.mansfield.edu/billing-and-payments/fee-definitions.cfm

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. Students requesting transcripts are encouraged to pay any outstanding balance by money order or cashiers check to avoid a 10 business day clearing period on personal checks.

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.

Housing, Dining, and Campus Life

Students should familiarize themselves with the comprehensive terms and conditions for housing and dining by reviewing the Housing & Dining Agreement, as well as the Resident Hall Handbooks located at http://www.mansfield.edu/housing/

Meal Plans: (Per Semester)

19 Meals ($250 flex) $1928.00

14 Meals ($250 flex) $1730.00

10 meals ($250 flex) $1627.00

175 meal block ($250 flex) $1593.00

75 meal block ($250 flex) $927.00

Senior flex only plan ($500 flex only) $500.00

Flex Only (Minimum) Mandatory for commuters $100.00

Flex dollars are built into each meal plan and may be used as cash at any campus 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.

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 if an approved exemption form is not on file.

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.

Flex only (commuters only)                           $100

All commuter students are automatic participants in the $100 flex per semester program. Unused flex dollars are carried over from fall to spring semester. Unused flex dollars at the close of the spring semester are forfeited.

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 session tuition is charged at the normal per credit rate.

Student Domicile Guidelines

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 or 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 Registrar’s Office. 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 Residency Committee 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.

Please reference the following link for more information and the official student domicile regulations: http://commonspot.mansfield.edu/www/controller/residency.cfm

Tuition (Per Semester)

Undergraduate & Online Undergraduate


New York/New Jersey

Out of State/International

Per credit*

30 credits

Per credit

30 credits

Per credit

30 credits

Students prior to 2016







Entering Fall 2016**







Entering Fall 2017**







Graduate & Online Graduate**


Not Applicable

Not Applicable

Not Applicable


Not Applicable

*Per credit reflects a 1% per credit freeze fee.  The tuition rate is good for 8 semesters over 5 consecutive years

*** Beginning 2017/2018 all out of state students will have an opportunity to earn a decrease in tuition based on grade point average or SAT or ACT scores. Good neighbor status is no longer available for students entering after spring 2017.

Note 1: 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.

Note 2: Final Tuition rate is set by the Board of Governors in July.

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, therefore, all tuition and fees are due to the University. All requests for refunds should be in writing to the Student Accounts Office in 224 South Hall.

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 800-722-4867 or visit mansfield.afford.com for further information. TMS payment plans are not available for summer sessions.


Admission Fees

Application fee
          Students applying for admission or readmission pay this fee when submitting their application - $25.00
Advance Deposit
          An advance deposit is required upon acceptance of the offer of admission. Upon request, this deposit is transferrable to a revised admission date within one year upon the approval of the Director Admissions - $125.00

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.

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         $31.00
          7 to 8 credits         $62.00
          9 or more credits   $125.00

          1 to 5 credits          $31.00
          6 to 8 credits          $62.00
          9 or more credits    $125.00

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.

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 a $50 fee.

Education Fee

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

          1-11 credits          $33.00/credit
          12+ credits           $390.00/term

          1-8 credits            $74.00/credit
          9+ credits             $666.00/term

Fitness Center Fee

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

          1-6 credits                 $41.00
          7-11 credits               $81.00
          12 credits and over    $162.00

Graduate (optional):
          1-5 credits                 $41.00
          6-8 credits                 $81.00
          9 credits and over      $162.00

Health Fee

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

          7-11 credits               $28.00
          12 credits and over   $56.00

Graduate (optional part-time only):
          7-8 credits                 $28.00
          9 credits and over      $56.00

History Course Fee

This flat $200 fee is attached to course HST 4420: Nazi Germany and the Holocaust.  The fee is used for a required overnight trip to Washington DC to visit the Holocaust Museum.  This will cover the cost of the the hotel room, transportation, one breakfast, two lunches, and two dinners.

Housing/Residence Hall Student Fees (per semester)*

*Please note, the following rates are for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Suite-Style (Oak, Hickory, Sycamore & Spruce)

 B Unit 2 person shared (1 bedroom) semi-suite with private bathroom   $4234
 C Unit 2 person private (2 bedrooms) semi-suite with private bathroom  


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


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


 F Unit 2 person private (2 bedrooms) suite with living room, kitchenette and private bathroom   $5114

Requests for certain suit types are processed by Housing, Dining, and Campus Life, 319-3231 Alumni, and are granted on a space available basis. Payment does not guarantee a private room if there are no vacancies.

Housing Application Fee

All students requesting on-campus housing complete an agreement that includes the payment of a $100 housing application fee. The application fee allows students to participate in housing selection/reservations each year. The application fee is non-refundable.

Mandatory Miscellaneous Fees

**Note: Internships, Independent studies, Individualized Instruction, and student teaching assignments are billed as on-campus courses and all mandatory miscellaneous fees apply.

Music Lesson Fee

Undergraduate Students:
The music lesson fee will be assessed at $200.00 per credit for music courses MAP-2000 and above.

Graduate Students:
The music lesson fee will be assessed at $200.00 per credit for music courses MAP-5000 and above.

Orientation Fee

This fee is non-refundable:
          New Student          $75.00
          Transfer Student    $50.00

Parking Decal Fee

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

Returned Check Fee

A $25.00 fee is charged for each check or e-check returned by the bank for non-sufficient funds (NSF). A $5.00 fee is charged for each e-check (electronic check) returned by the bank for invalid account information.

Student Activity Fee

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

          7-11 credits             $234.00
          12 credits and over  $468.00

Graduate: (optional)
          7-11 credits             $234.00
          9 credits and over    $468.00

Student Teacher Supervision Fee

A $100 Flat fee attached to courses numbered ED 4400, ELE 4400, and MU 4400.

Studio Art Fee

There is a $25 per credit fee attached to various art courses to cover the cost of consumable art supplies used in the classroom.

Technology Fee

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



Technology Fee


Undergraduate 1-11 credits


12+ credits




Out of State

Undergraduate 1-11 credits


12+ credits




Transcript Fee

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

Women’s Studies (Intro) Course WS 1100

This is a flat $40 fee covering a required trip to Seneca Falls to learn about the Women’s Movement.  This fee includes transportation and two meals.