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In addition to the Student Government Association (SGA) and Parking Permit Fees paid by all students, other semester fees may apply, depending on your circumstance and course load.
Massachusetts State law requires that every student enrolled in a course load that is equivalent to at least 3/4 full-time enrollment participate in a qualifying student health insurance program or in a health benefit plan with comparable coverage. Students may qualify to waive this fee. Additional information can be found on the Consolidated Health Plans website.
Students may choose to attend a course without earning credit for the course.
Rates: Courses that are audited are charged the same tuition rate as if credit was being earned for the course.
Students enrolled in designated fine arts or laboratory science courses will be charged an additional fee of $30 or $90 per course.
Fees for the 2013-2014 academic year (subject to change):
ART 270-02 Jewelry and Jewelry Making – $90
ART 270 Architectural Modeling -- $90
ART 263 Jewelry and Jewelry Making -- $90
ART 368 Intro to Drawing – $90
ART 369 Intro to Painting – $90
ESCI 234 The Environment Lab – $30
ESCI 244 Physical World Lab – $30
A part-time student is considered to be a student accepted into a day undergraduate program of study who is enrolled in less than 12 credits in a semester.
Undergraduate full-time day students who take a graduate course as an overload that does not count toward their undergraduate degree, but toward their MBA degree, may pay the graduate per credit cost for the overload credits.
Procedures to receive the MBA per credit charge in place of the day student overload charge:
A fee that is charged to accounts when a check is returned to Nichols College for non-payment by the issuing bank. The returned check fee is $50 and is charged for each check that is returned to Nichols College for non-payment by the issuing bank. Nichols College reserves the right to refuse to accept personal checks as payment. We may at our discretion accept only credit card payments or cashier’s checks.
The Late Payment Fee for the 2013-2014 year is $250 and applies to all full-time day and part-time day students (resident and commuter). Day undergraduate students are assessed this fee each semester if a Plan-in-Place for settling the semester’s financial obligations is not finalized by the due date on the semester’s statement.
Definition of “Plan-in-Place” (PIP): Students must have documented sources of payment that will cover the entirety of the semester’s costs. These sources may consist of the following:
What is not a “Plan-in-Place”:
A mandatory fee is charged to all students certified for graduation, regardless if the student participates in the commencement ceremony.
Adjustments may be made to the student account during the year. These adjustments are typically done once a month and students will receive an email informing them that they should check their statements online. The most common adjustments are listed below.
Damage billing refers to any damages that occur in the Residence Halls. The damage may be in the student’s individual room or the damage may be in a common area of the Residence Hall. Students could also be found responsible for damages to other buildings or property owned or on the Nichols College campus. Damages that are not specific to an individual are referred to as “Unassigned Damage” on the statements. All questions regarding damage billing should be referred to the Residence Life department.
Students may be assessed Disciplinary Fines. Please refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding disciplinary fines.
Students may be charged the replacement cost of books or other materials that are not returned to the library or returned with damages.
Students may incur Parking Tickets. Please contact Public Safety for additional information.
You may be charged a fee for a replacement ID card. Please report lost or stolen ID cards immediately. This will prevent the unauthorized usage of your ID card. If the card becomes broken do not throw away the pieces. Bring the pieces of the broken card with you when you request a replacement card. You may not be charged a replacement Id card fee if you can show proof of a damaged card (overuse of the policy may result in fees being charged).