All tuition and fees are payable at registration unless a student elects to use the Deferred Payment Plan. Veterans are subject to the same payment requirements as non-veteran students.
All checks or money orders should be made payable to Coppin State University for the exact amount of the charges. To ensure proper credit, the student must write his Social Security number on all checks and money orders submitted to the University.
All previous balances must be paid prior to registration for the following academic semester.
A non-refundable application fee of $50 must accompany the application for admission. This fee will not affect student charges.
If accepted, each applicant must pay a non-refundable acceptance fee of $50.00.
All students are responsible for all charges incurred for the semesters in which they enroll. Any student who withdraws (from the University or a course) must withdraw in accordance with the policies and procedures set forth in the University Catalog and schedule of classes for the semester in which he enrolls in order to have charges adjusted or not be held liable for charges. If a student does not adhere to the proper withdrawal procedures, he forfeits the right to any refund and waiver of a liability to the university. See discussion of refund policy.
If a student's account becomes delinquent, the University will pursue collection of all outstanding balances under regulations of the State of Maryland. Accounts not paid to the University will be referred to the Central Collection Unit of the State of Maryland for possible legal action. The student is liable for the outstanding balance and collection costs in an amount approximately equal to 17% of the unpaid balance. The student's credit rating will be affected.
Deferred Payment Plan
In order to qualify for a Deferred Payment Plan, a student must sign the Deferred Payment Agreement available in the Controller's Office. A third of the total charges must be paid at Registration in cash, certified check, money order, or VISA/Mastercard. Refer to the downpayment chart in the course schedule booklet for exact amount of downpayment. A deferment fee is assessed. Initial downpayments and payments made after the due date must be made in cash, by certified check, money order, or VISA/Mastercard.
If the total outstanding charges are not paid in full by the due date, a late fee is assessed and the student may be administratively withdrawn from University and will still be responsible for the outstanding balance.
The following schedule indicates the University's refund/charge reduction policy for fall and spring semesters, subject to revision. Please see the Office of the Controller for details.
- Before the end of each registration period and before classes start-all tuition will be refunded.
- Before the fifteenth calendar day after the official beginning of classes each semester-80 percent of tuition will be refunded.
- Beginning with the fifteenth day until the end of the third week after the official beginning of classes for the semester-60 percent of tuition will be refunded.
- During the fourth week after the official beginning of classes for the semester-40 percent of tuition will be refunded.
- During the fifth week after the official beginning of classes for the semester-20 percent of tuition will be refunded.
- After the fifth week of the official beginning of classes for the semester-no tuition will be refunded.
Fees are not refundable after the official beginning of classes (including the summer session).
Students who register for a full-time schedule and who drop courses such that after the beginning of classes they have a part-time schedule are not entitled to a refund or charge reduction based on a credit-hour charge.
Refund Policy for Winter Minimester and Summer University Sessions
The following indicates the University's policy for refunds for the Winter Minimester and Summer University sessions:
- Prior to the first day of the Winter Minimester or Summer University session-all tuition will be refunded.
- Prior to the end of one-fifth of the length of the session, but in no case beyond the 7th calendar day of the session-80 percent of tuition will be refunded.
- Prior to the end of two-fifths of the length of the session, but in no case beyond the 14th calendar day of the session-40 percent of tuition will be refunded.
- Following the end of two-fifths of the length of the session, but in all cases beginning with at least the 15th calendar day of the session-no tuition will be refunded.
- In the case of special courses of short duration (e.g. one week or less) this policy will be applied on a pro-rate basis.
Refund Policy for Financial Aid Recipients
Financial Aid recipients who withdraw during the refund period are not entitled to funds in excess of the cost of tuition and fees. Remaining award funds are returned to the respective grant/loan program(s).