Graduate Catalog 2004-2006
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Tuition and Fees
2004-2005* Tuition and Fees Schedule

Application Fees
Graduate - master/specialist$30
Graduate - doctoral$30

Graduate Tuition
Liberal Arts & Education, Science, Business Administration, Health Professions, Nursing, Study Abroad, per credit hour$760

Nurse Anesthesiology
Track I per term returning$4,025
Track II per term returning$2,780
Track I per term new$4,300
Track II per term new$2,970
Includes Program Fee

Physician Assistant
Per credit hour (1-4 credit hours)$775
5-8 credit hours (flat rate) Track 2 part-time$5,435
9 or more credit hours (flat rate) Track I full-time$8,175

Per credit hour$775

Per cedit hour, 1-11 credit hours$775
12-18 credit hours (flat rate per term)$11,625

Other SitesAs announced

General Fees

Registration/Services Fee
Part-time Students (non-refundable)$185
Full-time Students (non-refundable)$285
Late Payment Fee$50
Late Registration Fee$50
Co-op Training Fee Parallel$300
Co-op Training Fee Alternating$600

Residency Fees*

East, North, South Quads$2,064/$3,344
Holden Hall/Shiple$1,984/$3,200
West Quad Second-Fourth Floors$2,208/$3,456
*Local telephone and cable service included.

Meal Plans*

19 meals/$100 DB$1,456
14 meals/$200 DB$1,456
9 meals/$200 DB$1,376
5 meals/$350 DB$1,376
150 Block/$100 DB$1,376
100 Block/$200 DB$1,376
$500 DB (co-op students)$688

All resident students, except West Quad and Holden Hall residents are required to take a board plan. Single occupancy is subject to availability. All other rates for special or guest housing are subject to negotiation with the Residence Hall director.

Miscellaneous Fees

AuditFull tuition
Returned Check Fee$20
Service Charge on Past-due Balances1.5% per month
Courses FeesVaries per course
Duplicate Diploma$35
Certificate Fee$35
Graduation Fee (Includes academic regalia)$95
Tuition Deposit$100
Cooperative Training Assignment
Full time$600
Part time$300
I.D. Card Replacement$15

Supplementary Tuition & Fee Information

Extension Programs/Credit(consult program director)
Summer Workshops(per course as advertised)
ALCP Intensive English Tuition(per course)
AL 101$4965
AL 201$3815
AL 300's$1420
Intensive English Book Fee ALCP Intermediate, Advanced(per course)

Tuition Refund Policy

General Information
Students must withdraw from a class or service according to proper procedure once they have registered for that class or service. This is the only way academic and financial obligations for a registered class or service can be modified. The proper procedure is for the student to complete an official academic withdrawal in writing on the appropriate form available in the college or school in which they are enrolled or drop on-line before class begins.

Withdrawal from the Residence Life and Food service plans must be completed in writing on the appropriate form available in the Office of Residence Life director. The official date of withdrawal will be the date on which the college office executes the change form.

A 100 percent tuition refund of charges will be granted to students who withdraw from the University or before the end of the sixth day of the term only for full semester classes. Refunds of tuition for withdrawals occurring after this date will be pro-rated according to the University's Refund Schedule.

The refund of tuition charges will be available on a credit hour basis according to the University Refund Schedule. Refunds will first be applied to any financial aid received by the student and then to the student’s indebtedness to the University.

Refund Variance Committee
Students who withdraw after the 100 percent refund period due to circumstances beyond their control may appeal to the Variance Committee for a 100 percent refund of tuition. The student must complete a Petition for Refund and submit it to the Student Accounting Office. Supporting documentation should be included with the petition. Examples of documentation include the following: a letter from the attending physician, a letter from the employer or a recommendation from the college office. The petition will take approximately 30 days to process. Please note: the student must withdraw from classes prior to submitting the petition.

University Refund Schedule

Period of student's attendance from beginning of second day of term/sessionPercent of tuition refund for lengths of terms or sessions
9-16 wks6-8 wks
One week or less100%100%
Between one and two weeks75%50%
Between two and three weeks50%25%
Between three and four weeks25%None
Over four weeksNoneNone

Residence Halls Refund Policy
A student may cancel a residence hall agreement if he or she so notifies the Office of Residence Life in writing at least 30 days prior to the first day of classes of each term. The student who cancels after the first day of class or after picking up the keys to his/her room and floor will be charged for the entire semester. After the first day of classes of any term until the end of the term, students must request an agreement release in order to cancel their housing agreement. Releases will be given for the following reasons only:

  • Graduation
  • Withdrawal from the University
  • Marriage
  • Medical reasons (verified by the director of Student Health Services or Office of Student Affairs) which are of such a nature as to pose potential physical or mental harm to the student or to other residents.
  • Co-op assignment away from the greater Detroit Metropolitan area.
  • Financial (request must be accompanied by a letter from Financial Aid Office indicating at least a 30% decrease in award, or other substantial documentation.)

In the event of approved withdrawal from the University residence hall system, refunds are subject to a pro-rated assessment for the period of residence. The effective termination date will be the day upon which all of the following have been accomplished:

  • The student has canceled in writing.
  • The student has removed all belongings from the room.
  • Appropriate check out forms have been completed.
  • Room and building keys and key tags have been surrendered to the Office of Residence Life.

Students found withdrawing from school and re-registering at a later date during the period of the original agreement for the purpose of securing an agreement release will be assessed all housing and board charges for the year.

Meal Plan Refunds
Exemptions from the mandatory meal plan requirements are granted on an individual basis. All appeals should be made in writing to the Meal Plan Exemption Committee c/o Controller’s Office. Students who totally withdraw from the University will be refunded for the food plan on a pro-rata assessment basis for the period of use.

Administrative Withdrawal Policy
Students who have enrolled in classes but have not made a payment or payment arrangements by the payment due date will be notified of the University’s intention to withdraw them from classes. This policy does not apply to those students who have received financial aid awards. Students who still have not made satisfactory arrangements by the end of final day of registration will be dropped from their classes.

Students who are withdrawn lose their enrollment in the class (es) they were registered for and must follow the normal add/drop policies to be re-registered into classes. This requires obtaining instructor’s signature and advisor’s signature for open classes that have met or are closed and advisor’s signature for open classes during the add/drop week. A late registration fee will be assessed for those re-registering.

2004-2005 Payment Plans

Payment Methods:

  • Cash, check or money order.
  • Charge card (VISA, MasterCard, Discover). Remember to enter your account number on the back of your student account statement and mail it in the envelope provided with your statement, or you may charge your payment by calling the Student Accounting Office.

Payment Options

  • Pay the balance in full and avoid any additional fees. Payments made by mail must be received five business days before the first day of term, or pay in person up to the last day of registration before classes begin.
  • If you want to pay in installments you must enroll in our Interest- Free monthly payment option plan administered by Tuition Management Systems. For further information contact the Student Accounting Office or you may contact Tuition Management Systems directly. See information below.
  • Submit documentation from your employer or other sponsoring agencies that authorizes the university to bill them for your tuition.
  • Your tuition may be deferred if you submit documentation to verify that you are eligible for tuition reimbursement benefits from your employer.

Tuition Management Systems' Interest-Free Monthly Payment Option
The Interest-Free Monthly Payment Option allows you to maximize your savings and income by spreading your education expenses over 10 or 9 interest- free monthly payments for the academic year, or 5 or 4 interest-free monthly payments for each term. These convenient options eliminate larger annual or semester payments. Education payment life insurance is optional. You have toll-free access to knowledgeable and friendly Education Payment Counselors six days week and automated account access every hour of every day.

The University of Detroit Mercy offers these services in partnership with Tuition Management Systems, the nations number one- rated provider of education payment services.

Tuition Management Systems’ education payment counselors are available any time between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday (EST) at 1-800-722-4867. From out-side of the U.S. dial (401) 849-1550.

To learn more about Tuition Management Systems, visit their website at or email

Collection Activity
Should a student not return to classes the following term, a collection notice is sent (approximately the second month of the new term) to the student, advising him/her that an outstanding tuition account balance must be paid to avoid having the account forwarded to a collection agency.

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