Fees & Charges Explained

Below is an explanation of the fees and charges you may find on your bill

Application for Admission
No fee is charged to students applying for Ashland University's undergraduate program. $50 is charged to international students applying for admission to any of the University's programs.

Board - Ashland University's Five-Star Dining Experience
In view of the fact that Ashland University is a residential University, all students live in University housing and eat in the University dining operations.

  • 2017-18 Meal Plan Costs:
    • Gold Plan - $2,502/semester - Unlimited meals in the student dining hall plus $250 Flex Dining Dollars which can be used to purchase guest meals in the dining hall or used as cash at any of the retail locations on campus.  Flex dollars expire at the end of the semester.
    • Purple Plan - $2,248/semester - Unlimited meals in the student dining hall (no guest swipes or meal equivalencies).  This plan is mandatory for freshman unless upgraded to the Gold Plan.
    • Eagle Plan* - $2,248/semester - Student has 240 meal swipes to use throughout the semester.  Meal swipes can be used in the student dining hall or used as equivalency at any of our retail locations.  Guest swipes are permitted.
    • Tuffy Plan* - $1,124 - Students receive 80 meal swipes to be used in the student dining hall or used as equivalency at any of our retail locations.  This plan is only available to commuter students and students residing in apartment housing.  Guest swipes are permitted.

Meal equivalencies - Students can use a meal swipe to eat at any AU retail location for a value of $6.50 per transaction.  Locations include Eagles' Nest, Tuffy's Smoothie Bar, Schar Cafe, Conard Cafe, COBE Cafe, Concessions and Catering.

*Additional meals may be purchased for the Eagle and Tuffy Plans if needed. Contact Marty Penwell in Auxiliary Services for information.

Corporate Reimbursement
Students eligible for tuition reimbursement from their employers may request payment deferment up to the scheduled payment dates at the end of the semester. A $40 per class corporate reimbursement fee will be assessed. Interest, at a rate of 1.5 percent per month, will be assessed to all outstanding balances after the scheduled payment dates.

To secure corporate reimbursement deferment, students must complete the requested information appearing on the registration form each semester. Students must indicate the amount of eligible reimbursement and obtain corporate authorization signatures. Those students eligible for partial reimbursement are required to pay their percentage or portion of the fees and charges at the time of registration. In your last semester, however, all fees must be paid prior to taking finals.

Distance Education Fee

This fee is charged at $15/hour for any online or hybrid courses starting after January 1, 2017.

Early Field Experience
This pays for early field experience placement and supervisor's travel.

Enrollment Deposit
A $300 enrollment deposit for full-time Undergraduate students is payable to Ashland University by May 1 for fall semester or December 1 for spring semester. This amount is fully applicable to first semester tuition charges, and is not refundable to those who do not enroll, unless the enrollment is canceled in writing prior to May 1 or December 1, whichever applies. For students admitted after May 1, the $300 enrollment deposit is due two weeks after notification of formal admission.

Field Experiences/Internship
A fee is paid for each field Experience/internship course. This fee provides for payment of postage, fax, phone, photocopies, travel by the University Supervisor and mileage reimbursement to student drivers who transport one or more teacher education students to field experience sites.

Fraternity
A $50 per semester fraternity fee is charged to all students who reside in Olympic Circle fraternity housing, as a special use fee. This fee is incorporated into the fraternity housing charge.

Graduation
The graduation fee provides for a diploma and other commencement items. This is a one-time fee charged per diploma during the semester of enrollment preceding commencement. A $25 late fee is applied to all graduation applications accepted after the deadline. Please visit the Office of Records and Registration website for information.

  • Non-traditional Undergraduate - Associate, Bachelor $75
  • Masters of Educ., Masters of Bus. Admin. $100
  • Doctorate of Education $125

Orientation Fee
Incoming Freshmen are charged a one-time fee of $100 that is billed to their student accounts. The fee covers meals and refreshments at the summer Drive-In for the student and two guests as well as meals for the student during W.O.W. *The orientation fee will vary for non-traditional and transfer students that will be commuting.

Room/Housing

2017-18 Room/Housing Charges

Rooms Fall 2017 Spring 2018 Total
Regular Double/Triple $2,625 $2,625 $5,250
Regular Single $2,828 $2,828 $5,656
Paid Double $3,003 $3,003 $6,006
Paid Single $3,385 $3,385 $6,770
Clayton Suite $2,688 $2,688 $5,376
Clayton Suite Paid Single $3,448 $3,448 $6,896
Fraternity Single/Double $2,678 $2,678 $5,356
Fraternity Paid Single $3,438 $3,438 $6,876
College Avenue Apts. $2,927 $2,927 $5,854
Global House Paid Single $3,385 $3,385 $6,770
Global House Paid Double $2,625 $2,625 $5,250
Senior Apts/Mansfield Apts. $3,072 $3,072 $6,144

All full-time students are required to reside in University housing, except as noted on the Off-Campus Housing Application Form which must be completed for off-campus housing approval. Exceptions to this policy must be granted through appeal process and approved by the Off-Campus Housing Committee comprised of faculty, staff and students. (Students who do not live on campus or purchase a meal plan may receive less financial aid.)

Housing Breach of Contract Fee

It is agreed and understood that a student may not cancel the agreement or be released from the agreement once the student has signed the contract.  If a cancelation is granted, at the discretion of the Office of Residence Life, there will be a $500 breach of contract fee.  Housing charges will be pro-rated based on the number of days in housing.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED AND APPROVED PRIOR TO MOVING OFF CAMPUS.

Students are held financially responsible for damages (other than normal wear and tear) to their room and in other areas of the residence hall or house.

Student Activity/Service Fee 
$220 per year is paid by full-time students and enables the offering of social, cultural, educational and recreational activities. The activity fee provides funding for chartered student organizations and selected student services. Part-time students pay $8 per credit hour.

Student Health Fee (subject to change)
A $80 fee per semester is paid by all full-time undergraduate students to cover the student health program, provided by the Health Center staff.

Student Accident & Sickness Insurance (subject to change)
Full-time undergraduate students are automatically included in the accident portion of Ashland University insurance. Because serious illnesses may occur, sickness insurance coverage is mandatory unless proof of individual/family coverage is provided. This plan covers students for one year from August 12, 2016, to August 11, 2017, at a cost of $1,588 for full-time undergraduates and $1,718 for all other eligible students.

DEADLINE FOR WAIVING INSURANCE IS SEPTEMBER 23, 2017.
Click here for student health insurance online waiver form.

All international students enrolled at Ashland University are required to enroll in this accident and sickness insurance plan sponsored by the University. This plan covers students for one year from August 12, 2017, to August 11, 2018, at a cost of $1,585 for the year. International students who attend Ashland on a government scholarship and have insurance coverage from their home country can waive the insurance.  A copy of the scholarship award/financial gaurantee must be submitted to the Business Office by September 23rd to waive the insurance.

Student Teaching Fee
Fee is paid with tuition for the student teaching semester. This fee provides for payment to the cooperating teacher and costs for the University supervisor.

Study Abroad Fee
Students traveling overseas in programs directly administered or affiliated with the University are charged a $125 fee by the Global Education Office. Students participating in international mission trips or choir/band tours will also incur a fee. For students participating in affiliated programs (CCIS and CCCS), the study abroad administrative fee is the only cost paid to Ashland University The fee supports the services related to the administration of study abroad programs at Ashland University including but not limited to advising, publications, marketing, information sessions by program providers, staffing, enrollment maintenance, transcript evaluation and credit transfer, pre-departure orientations, communication with host institutions and program development and review.

Technology Fee
The student technology fee is $15 per credit hour for part-time undergraduate students, or $200 per semester for full-time Undergraduate students. This fee is to be used to support student computing, including the maintenance and purchase of computer lab computers. The fee will also support student Internet access, network infrastructure upgrades, printers, paper supplies and staffing.

Recreation Center Fee
A $90 fee per semester is paid by all full-time undergraduate students to help offset construction costs for the Recreation Center.

Tuition
The comprehensive rate of $9,870 permits an undergraduate student to take 12 to 19 semester hours each semester. An additional charge of $913 is made for each semester hour in excess of 19 hours. A student taking less than 12 hours pays tuition at the rate of $913 per semester hour plus $8 per credit hour activity fee and $15 per credit hour technology fee.

All international students are required to be enrolled full time during the academic year. For any exceptions to this policy, the student must see an international student advisor, located on seventh floor of the Library.

Contact Us

Student Accounts

800.882.1548 Ext. 5022
419.289.5022
Fax: 419.289.5014
busoff@ashland.edu