Feb 28, 2021  
2016-2017 Catalogue 
2016-2017 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Expenses


General Billing Information

Students are required to pay their bill in advance, and in full at the beginning of each semester. Thus, payment of tuition, residence fees, and other amounts must be satisfied in full by August 1, 2016, (before the beginning of the academic year), and by January 1, 2017, (before the beginning of the second semester).  Any additional charges during the semester are billed and payable when incurred.

Secure access to student statements is provided through the Saint Anselm College Campus Portal (https://myanselm.anselm.edu). Students can access their bills from anywhere that has an internet connection twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Students can download, print and email their statements. Periodic notices will be emailed to students to remind them to check their statements and advise them of payment due dates. Prior to the beginning of the fall and spring semesters, paper bills will be generated in the student’s name and mailed to the student’s permanent address, as well as being available online.

The College anticipates that all financial obligations to the College will be paid in full. Failure to meet these obligations may result in an Administrative Dismissal from the College.

Student Expenses

Acceptance deposit  

On-campus resident
Off-campus commuter

Payable when a student is accepted for matriculation at Saint Anselm College. This non-refundable deposit will be applied to the student’s initial semester billing.

$ 500.00
  $ 250.00
New Student Orientation Fee
Payable on entrance by new students only. 
$ 210.00
Tuition, per semester  $ 18,913.00
Residence Fee, per semester  $ 6,867.00
Residence Fee, Single, per semester  $ 7,272.00
Residence Fee, Large Single, per semester  $ 7,798.00
Suite-style Residence Fees  

Single Room, per semester
Double Room, per semester

 $ 8,101.00
$ 7,117.00
Apartment Housing Fee, per semester $ 6,117.00
Dormitory Damage Deposit  $ 100.00
Dormitory Room Deposit
Payable when a student signs the Room and Board Contract Card. This non-refundable deposit will be applied to the student’s fall semester billing.
$ 300.00
Activities Fee, per year
Administered by the Student Senate
 $ 268.00
Technology Fee  

On-campus resident, per semester
Off-campus commuter, per semester
RN to BSN Student, per session

$ 366.00
$ 309.00
$ 25.00

Laboratory and Other Fees (per course when applicable)  

Lab fees
Native Speaker Fee
Conversatio Seminar Fee

$ 75.00
$ 55.00
$ 50.00

Studio Art Fees:  

Drawing courses
Painting, Three-Dimensional, Digital Lab courses
Photography, Printmaking, Ceramics courses

$ 50.00
$ 60.00
$ 70.00
Music Fees:  
              Individual Music Instruction Fee $ 350.00
Nursing Clinical Fee  

Sophomore, second semester only
Junior and senior, per semester

$ 470.00
$ 930.00
Nursing Student Liability Insurance, per year  

Sophomore, junior and senior (cost estimated)

$ 20.00 est.
Part-time matriculating students, per credit hour $ 950.00
Part-time non-matriculating students, per credit hour $ 475.00

RN to BSN Students (per credit)


Audit Fee, per credit hour

$ 150.00

Study Abroad Fee $750.00
Late Fee $125.00

Fees are non-refundable and are subject to change at any time by the Board of Trustees.

Any account not paid on time will be subject to a $125 late fee and an interest charge (15% annually) on the unpaid balance.

A registration hold will be placed on any student who has an unpaid balance meaning that the student will not be allowed to complete the registration process for the next semester until the balance is paid in full. Accounts over 120 days past due may be referred to a collection agency. Overdue accounts that are referred to a collection agency shall incur and be assessed the agency’s fee. This fee will be added to the overdue balance at the time of assignment to the agency. Transcripts and diplomas will not be released for any student whose account is in arrears or for any student who is in default on a federal loan. Graduating seniors will not be permitted to participate in graduation ceremonies if all financial obligations have not been met. Should an individual begin as a non-matriculated student and change his/her status to matriculated, that student is then responsible for paying the difference between the cost of non-degree and matriculated course work for all non-matriculated courses taken. Please note that financial aid cannot be awarded retrospectively.

All students living in residence halls must pay the full residence fees, which include room and board. Students living in apartment housing may purchase a meal plan through the College’s Dining Services. Students must furnish their own blankets, bed linen, and towels. Books and stationery supplies may be obtained at the College bookstore. The annual cost of books and supplies is approximately $ 2,000.00. However, variations may occur, depending upon the student’s course selection and major field of study.

All students are required to complete and sign a Payment and Initial Disclosure Notice confirming that they understand their legal and financial responsibility to Saint Anselm College. Thirty days after the beginning of the fall or spring semester, a registration hold will be placed on the account of any student who has not complied with this requirement.

All full-time students are required to carry accident and health/sickness insurance and will be billed for automatic enrollment in the school insurance plan. All students must access the insurance company’s website (www.CrossAgency.com/saintanselm) by August 31, 2015 to enroll or waive the insurance. After August 31, 2016, the student is not eligible to waive the insurance or have the charge removed from the bill.

Refund Policies

Account Refunds

Refunds are issued on credit balance statements only. A credit balance statement occurs when a student’s account is credited with disbursed financial aid and/or payments that exceed the total charges for the semester. All requests for refunds must be submitted in writing to Student Financial Services. An account refund will be made payable to the student unless the College is instructed otherwise in writing except for when the credit balance results from the deposit of proceeds from a Federal Parent PLUS loan. In which case, the refund will be made payable to the parent and mailed to the parent’s home address on file with the College, unless the parent requests otherwise in writing. A minimum of two weeks should be allowed for processing.

Federal Financial Aid

Saint Anselm College complies with the refund policies contained in the Higher Education Amendments of 1998 under which the College is required to return Title IV funds (Perkins Loans, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants, Pell Grants and Guaranteed Student Loans) on a per diem basis when the student withdraws before 60% of the payment period has been completed.

State aid and outside scholarships will be refunded to the appropriate agencies in accordance with their respective policies. Alternative education loans will be returned to the lender on the same percentage basis as Tuition and Institutional Aid. A student with an alternative loan who has an outstanding balance as a result of the refund calculation may be able to retain a greater percentage of the loan than that used in the refund calculation.

Withdrawal from the College

A student desiring to withdraw from the College should consult with both the assigned academic advisor and the appropriate Dean. Students receiving financial aid should discuss the financial implications of this choice with the Office of Financial Aid and a member of the Student Financial Services team as there are often out-of-pocket costs associated with withdrawal as well as loan repayment obligations.  The form for withdrawal from the College is available in the Office of the Dean of the College. It must be signed by the student and returned to the Office of the Dean of the College. The last documented academically-related activity, as indicated on the College withdrawal form, will be used to calculate tuition refunds and Title IV federal aid returns when applicable.

Contracted aid such as Athletic Scholarship, Debate Scholarship, Resident Assistant Grant, and Yearbook Grant are prorated on a per diem basis if a student ceases involvement in any one of these programs. The aid will be prorated in the semester the student ceases involvement and will be calculated from the first day of the enrollment period to the day the student stops the program.

Refunds for students who separate from the College, either through official withdrawal procedures or otherwise, will be determined as follows:

Tuition and Institutional Aid

  Within the first two weeks of the semester 80%  
  Within the third week of the semester 60%  
  Within the fourth week of the semester 40%  
  Within the fifth week of the semester 20%  
  Beyond the fifth week 0%  


  Within the first four-week period of the semester 75%  
  Within the second four-week period of the semester 50%  
  Within the third four-week period of the semester 25%  
  Beyond the twelfth week of the semester 0%  

Resident Meal Plan

Refunds are computed on a daily basis according to the amount remaining in the student’s declining balance account.

Withdrawal from Individual Classes

A student who drops a class during the first two weeks of the semester as a result of which there is a change in status, e.g. from full-time (12 or more credit hours) to part-time (11 or fewer credit hours), will receive a tuition refund of 80% of the full-time tuition charge. The student will be charged 80% of the per class cost multiplied by the number of classes being taken. Financial aid recipients should be aware that this will have an effect on their financial aid award. When a student withdraws from a class after the initial two-week refund period, there will be no tuition adjustment and the student’s enrollment status will not change.

Early Termination of Housing Contract

In order to contract for College housing, students must be classified as full-time students. A full-time student is a student taking 12 or more credit hours each semester. Students contract with the College for housing for a period of one academic year (both semesters). The contract remains in effect for the entire academic year unless one of the following occurs: graduation, official withdrawal from the College, academic suspension from the College, or mutual consent of the parties to the housing contract.

Mutual consent of the parties to the housing contract may occur when:

  • A student changes his/her status from full-time to part-time (fewer than 12 credit hours).
    • The student desiring to remain in housing must request permission, in writing, from the Office of Residential Life and Education. This request may be denied.
  • A student requests, for reasons other than above, an early termination of the housing contract during the course of the first or second semester. This request must be made, in writing, to the Office of Residential Life and Education.

In any eventuality, a student will not be released from the housing contract until the student has removed all personal possessions, left the premises clean, and a member of Residential Life and Education has completed and signed off on the Room Condition Form pertaining to the student’s room or apartment. The effective date of release from the contract will be determined by the date of completion of the Room Condition Form. The student will be charged for the room or apartment from the beginning of the semester up to the effective date of release. Fees are computed on a pro-rated monthly basis.