Jun 21, 2024  
2021-2022 Catalogue 
2021-2022 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Expenses


General Billing Information

Semester bills are generated in June and December. Balances are required to be paid in full before the beginning of each semester. Saint Anselm College offers several payment options.  Balances can be paid by cash, check, or by using our online payment options. In a continued effort to assist our students and their families, Saint Anselm College offers a Monthly Payment Plan which allows you to spread the semester expenses over five smaller monthly installments.  To avoid late fees, interest charges, or other penalties, semester expenses should be paid by the applicable due date (generally the first business day of August and January).

Students can view their live tuition account information by logging into Student Account Center at www.anselm.edu/nelnet. Students can also invite parents or other participants to have access to their account.    

Student Expenses

Enrollment Deposit 750
Undergraduate Tuition  
Full-Time (per semester) 21,275
Part-Time- Matriculated (per credit hour) 1,050
Part-Time - Non-matriculated (per credit hour) 540
Course Overload Fee (per credit over 18 credits) 1,180
Audit Fee (per credit hour) 170
Graduate Tuition  
Part-Time (per credit hour) 675
Traditional Resident Room & Board:  
Standard Double, Triple or Quad (per semester) 7,750
Standard Single (per semester) 8,405
Apartment Housing:  
Apartment Housing Fee (per semester) 8,195*
* Includes optional $1,260 meal plan  
Mandatory Fees:  
Comprehensive Fee: Full-Time Students (per semester) 680
Comprehensive Fee: Part-Time Students (per semester) 315
First-Year Experience Fee (fall semester only) 310
Course Fees and Other Fees:  
Individual Music Instruction Fee (per course) 370
Study Abroad Fee  variable**
**Program dependent. Check with Study Abroad Office  
Nursing Program Fees:  
Clinical Nursing Fee, Upper Classmen (per semester) 1,055
Clinical Nursing Fee, Sophomore (spring semester only) 530
Late Fee: (assessed once a semester on unpaid balances) $125
Interest Rate: (assessed monthly on unpaid balances) 15%

All students living in traditional residence halls must pay the full residence fees, which include room and board. The cost of apartment housing includes an optional $1,260 meal plan which students are given the opportunity to decline.

Books and stationery supplies may be obtained at the College bookstore. The annual cost of books and supplies is approximately $ 1,000. However, variations may occur, depending upon the student’s course selection and major field of study.

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 retroactively.

It is a condition of enrollment in the College that all full-time students have health insurance coverage. All students will be billed for automatic enrollment in plan offered through the College. If a student has alternative coverage, they must waive enrollment in the College’s plan by visiting the insurance company’s website prior to the first day of class. If the waiver is not completed by the applicable due date, the student is not eligible to waive the insurance or have the charge removed from the bill.

Financial Policies

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.

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.

A registration hold will be placed on any student who has an unpaid balance. Students with registration holds will not be allowed to complete the registration process for the subsequent semester until the unpaid balance is paid. Graduating seniors will not be permitted to participate in graduation ceremonies if all financial obligations have not been met.

Past due accounts may be sent to a collection 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.

Refund Policies

Credit Balance 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 this 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

Refund for Withdrawal from the College or Residency

For financial planning purposes, the College must expect that students will complete the semester/academic year for which they are enrolled. 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.

Refunds of applicable charges for Tuition, Room and Board for students who withdraw from the College, residency, or change enrollment status, 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%

Institutional aid at a percentage commensurate with the applicable refund percentage.

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.

Change in Enrollment Status

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 credit hour cost for the course(s) in which they are enrolled. 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. Students who reduce their course load to 11 or fewer credit hours per semester may forfeit their eligibility for residency.

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. All housing is under the discretion of the Director of Residential Life or his/her designee and appeals 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.