Fees & Finances
TUITION AND FEES
Effective July 2011 - June 2012
|Enrollment Deposit (one-time, may be refundable)||$100.00|
|Credit for Prior Learning Evaluation Fee (per proposal)||$ 50.00|
|Materials Fee (one-time, non-refundable)||$ 40.00|
|Drop Fee (per transaction)||$ 5.00|
|Textbooks (approximately; per term)||$250.00|
|Graduation Costs (cap & gown) (approximately; per term)||$ 37.00|
Tuition Cost (per unit):
|General Education (GE)||$660.00|
After acceptance into the program, a $100 Enrollment Deposit must be submitted. During a student’s tenure at Biola, the Enrollment Deposit is retained as a continuing course selection deposit to assure the enrolled students of a place in the student body. At the end of the program, this deposit may be applied to the balance of your account or directly refunded to the student. However, the Enrollment Deposit will be forfeited if you:
1. fail to enroll or attend classes once the deposit has been paid,
2. leave the program having never enrolled in the major courses, or,
3. leave the program for more than one year without officially withdrawing. (Forfeitures are recorded each June of the academic year).
This fee may be paid in cash or with a personal check.
The Materials Fee is a one-time fee for materials used in the classroom and will be charged to a student's account when he or she registers for Group Behavior (Psychology) or Group and Organizational Behavior (Organizational Leadership).
This fee does not include textbooks and coursepacks. Textbooks and coursepacks may be purchased from the Biola University Bookstore, but no earlier than one month prior to the start date of each course. Textbooks and coursepacks may be ordered online at http://www.biolabookstore.com. Information regarding textbooks and coursepacks will be provided via email once a student has registered for a course, but not before the registration deadline.
PARKING FEE (La Mirada Campus Only)
All vehicles parked on the La Mirada campus must be registered with Campus Safety. Forms are available at Registration or may be obtained from the BOLD Program Office. All provisions of the Biola Vehicle Code and Parking Regulations will be enforced. For details go to http://studentlife.biola.edu/campus-life/parking-transit/.
Parking fees are pro-rated for BOLD Program students. Check with the BOLD La Mirada office for current rates.
For students taking only one or two Bible or GE courses on Biola University’s main campus during a term, a Temporary Parking Permit may be purchased for those class sessions. Please notify the BOLD Program Secretary in La Mirada at least one week in advance of the desired permit date.
PAYMENT DUE DATES
The tuition down payment for the term, as well as any Materials Fee, is to be paid when registering or prior to the first class session. Any balance from the current term, plus the down payment for the upcoming term are due three weeks prior to the first class session for the respective term. Payment plans are available. Contact your Account Counselor for more information.
Your student account must be current (no outstanding balances) prior to registering for a subsequent term. You will not be allowed to attend a course if not officially registered (e.g. Course Request submitted and payment received by Accounting). The use of financial aid monies may be jeopardized for a course if registration is not complete by the deadline.
Web payments may not post to your account until the day after your payment has been made. Plan to make your web payment at least one day prior to the deadline date in order to avoid any late fees and to ensure timely access to your course materials. Payments must be made by 8 pm in order to be posted on your account the next day.
Biblical Studies and GE courses must be paid for by the published registration deadline for the course. The tuition down payment of 1/3 the cost is required in order to hold a place in a course.
Registering after the deadline will result in a $120 late fee.
To find out if tuition assistance is available to you, contact the Human Resources Department at your place of employment. If eligible for such a program, you may access Biola Student Information (BSI) through your Portal account [see Portal/Biola Student Information (BSI)] and print out a copy of your grade(s) to give to your employer. In the event your employer will not accept this printout and/or if your employer needs a breakdown of costs per course on Biola letterhead, please contact the BOLD Program Office. An official Employer Reimbursement grade and statement may be generated, once the grade sheet has been received.
Late grade sheets or failure to notify your Education Center Director of your participation in the Employer Reimbursement program may result in a delay in processing this statement. To avoid delays and out-of-pocket costs, reimbursement arrangements should be made before beginning the program. Contact the BOLD Program Office for details.
During each term in which you are enrolled in a minimum of 6 units, you will be able to apply for any federal or state aid program. Full time enrollment requires 12 units per term.
It is recommended that all students file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. It is available online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov.
The typical processing time for the FAFSA is a few weeks (if handled online) or three months if the paper version is completed (see schedule below). Students planning on using Financial Aid to reduce their initial registration down payment must file at least three months beforehand, or should expect to have a cash payment ready at Registration.
Appropriate Financial Aid Timeline:
Step 1 Student completes FAFSA
Step 2 FAFSA report received by Biola if complete and signed; processing time varies based on time of year
Step 3 Student turns in all requested financial documents
Step 4 Aid/loan request is processed and confirmation letter received
Step 5 Bank processes/releases loan funds
When withdrawing from/dropping a course, the possible affect on aid should be considered. Any changes in a student's schedule may change the financial aid award.
To be eligible to apply for loan deferment for most federal or state loan programs, you must be enrolled in at least 6 units (half-time) per term.
Withdrawing from or dropping a course, or any changes in the number of units being taken, regardless of the reason, may affect your financial aid status. These changes could also affect eligibility for loan deferment.
Deferment requests should be directed to the Registrar's Office, Attention: BOLD Program Coordinator.
Students at the Education Centers may send their request to the Education Center Director, who will in turn forward it to the Registrar’s Office.
During an award year, if enough units are completed to change your academic status* (i.e., sophomore to junior) you may be eligible for additional loans at the beginning of the next academic term of your group. If you wish to increase your loan amount during an aid year, please notify the Financial Aid Office in writing. Otherwise, increases are awarded automatically for qualifying students at the beginning of each aid year.
A written request must be signed and clearly specify the grade level change or a specific dollar amount. The request may be faxed, mailed, or hand-carried to the Financial Aid Office. Phone calls and email requests will not be accepted.
|Academic Status (based on units completed)||Units|
|Freshman||26 or less|
|Senior||88 or more|
Tuition will be charged by the academic term, consisting of one or more courses. If you withdraw from the program during a course or need to drop a Bible or GE course, the following tuition refund schedule will apply:
For all BOLD courses:
- Submit a Drop Slip before the 2nd class session – 100% tuition refund
- Submit a Drop Slip before the 3rd class session – 70% tuition refund
- No refund will be given after the 3rd session for 5-week courses
For Bible and General Education courses lasting 7 weeks instead of 5, an extra week is given:
- Submit a Drop Slip before the 4th class session – 50% tuition refund
- No refund will be given after the 4th session for 7-week courses
A course cannot be dropped after more than 50% of the sessions have already been attended [see Attendance Policy for more details].
If a course is failed or an Unofficial Withdrawal (UW) is given, you will be assessed the tuition, not only for this course, but again when the course is repeated.
When withdrawing from or dropping a course, regardless of the reason, the possible affect on Financial Aid should be considered. If you are receiving any form of aid, please contact the Financial Aid Office before dropping any course.
If you withdraw in the middle of an academic term, any course not yet started will be considered refundable. The date of withdrawal will be the date on which you contact your Academic Counselor, not the date of last attendance. You must complete and submit the appropriate form(s) (i.e. Drop Slip, Departure Card) to your Education Center. These forms are available at your Education Center or online at http://www.biola.edu/academics/professional-studies/bold/currentstudents/