|Student Health Center Fee||$470|
|Board (Plan A-Plan B-Plan C)||$4,660-$4,400-$4,140|
|Room (multiple-single-apartment-suite-Stone Hall apartment/shared bedroom)||$5,700-$6,910-$8,110-$6,910-$7,600|
Each student on full tuition pays less than his or her actual educational expenses. Gifts from alumni, parents, and friends supplement endowment and other income to enable the University to meet this difference. Denison's and similar colleges' and universities' ability to mitigate the amount of additional charges while maintaining quality is clearly dependent upon the increasingly generous support of alumni, parents of present students, and other friends.
The University reserves the right to make changes in costs at the beginning of any semester by publication of the new rates for tuition, activity fee and student health fee three months in advance, and for board and room one month in advance of their effective date. Changes in other fees, charges, or policies may be made by announcement one month in advance of the effective date of the change.
The annual tuition permits a student to take a maximum of 18 hours each semester. An additional charge of $1,290 is made for each registered hour in excess of 18 hours. All excess-hour charges are billed by Student Accounts. A part-time student (8 hours per semester or fewer) is charged $1,290 for each semester hour of credit.
The activity fee provides basic support to the Denison Campus Government Association and the organizations they sponsor.
The student health center fee provides basic support to the Student Health Service. This fee covers general operating expenses. Fees for inpatient care ($120/day), medicine, laboratory tests and procedures, office surgery and medical equipment will be charged to the student.
A group accident and sickness insurance plan is also available to students. Student Accounts mails details of this plan to students in the summer.
Meals are served in the college dining halls throughout the academic year except during vacations. More detailed information on this and the other meal plan options will be sent to students along with their semester bill.
Housing options are: multiple room, single room, apartment, suite or Stone Hall apartment with shared bedroom. In addition, students will be charged for any damage beyond ordinary wear to the room and its contents.
Auditing Classes. This privilege may be granted to any student. A regularly enrolled full-time student may be permitted to audit one course each semester without additional fee and without academic credit. In all other cases, an auditor pays a sum equal to one-half the tuition rate paid by a part-time student ($645 per registered hour).
Off-Campus Programs. The administrative fee charged to each student participating in an off-campus program is $660 per semester. However, students participating in a full-year program will be charged a reduced fee ($100) for the second semester of the same program. An administrative fee of $230 is charged for summer off campus programs.
Books and Supplies. Bookstore purchases may be paid by cash or check, Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover Card, or through a University "Denison Dollars" debit account. Book Grant funds (if awarded as part of your financial aid package) can also be used at the bookstore to purchase books and supplies. (Information on the Denison Dollars account will be sent to all students prior to the start of each semester.)
Department of Music Fees. Music fees are required of a student taking private lessons in Applied Music. A surcharge of $440 per half-hour (1 credit) or $880 per hour (2 credits) of instruction per semester, including the necessary practice time, is assessed for applied music lessons. All declared Music Majors and Minors will be given 1 waived credit hour for private lesson instruction each semester. At the discretion of the Music Department, Music Majors may have up to 4 credit hours waived and Music Minors may have up to 3 credit hours waived.
Any student paying regular tuition may attend classes (not private lessons) in voice or instrumental music without the extra surcharge.
Special Fees. An additional fee is charged for courses such as ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, drawing and life drawing, and photography where the student becomes the owner of tangible items created. Additional course fees also apply to certain courses, including Current Topics in Astronomy, Intermediate Cinema Production, Advanced Cinema Production, Taekwondo, and Skin and Scuba Diving. Also, a fee is charged for Moot Court and Model U.N. participation. This is subject to change from semester to semester.
Some fine arts studio courses and science courses may have additional expenses.
Enrollment Deposit. A $300 enrollment deposit is required of all students prior to enrollment at Denison. It is due by May 1 for entering first-year students. This deposit is held during the full term of a student's enrollment. Upon withdrawal or graduation from Denison, the deposit is first applied to any outstanding balance on the student's account, and the remainder is refunded. The deposit is forfeited if a continuing student withdraws after June 1 for the ensuing fall semester or after November 1 for the ensuing spring semester. For any new or transfer student (a student who has not attended Denison during at least one semester), the deposit is forfeited if the student withdraws after May 1.
Payment of Bills. All bills are payable in Student Accounts. To help develop a sense of responsibility and a greater appreciation of the educational opportunity, the University has a policy of collecting bills from the student rather than from his or her parents. The student, however, may request that all bills be sent to another party for payment as described later in this section.
Semester Bills and Late Payments. Semester bills are due in July for the first semester and in November for the second semester but may be paid in advance. Bills not paid by the due date are subject to a late payment fee of 1 percent per month or any portion thereof on the unpaid balance until the bill is paid in full. Registration for a semester is not permitted unless all fees are paid in accordance with the terms of the payment plan selected (See Payment Plans, below). These bills are mailed early in July and November to the student's billing address.
Advanced Course and Housing Registration. The University conducts advanced course registration each semester for the ensuing semester, and housing registration each spring for the following academic year.
All fees must be paid to permit advanced course and housing registration.
Miscellaneous Bills. Invoices for miscellaneous items such as lost keys, identification cards, residence hall damages, lock core changes, medications and other health services, and driving and parking infractions, are issued by the department authorizing the bill with a copy mailed to the student at his/her Slayter Box and a copy sent to Student Accounts. All charges (except as noted below) are included on the comprehensive billing statement which is mailed to the permanent billing address. Confidential health center services are added to the account only if not paid within 10 days. Unpaid library fines and other miscellaneous charges are also periodically added to the billing statement.
The University reserves the right to notify parents when scheduled payments are not met by the student. Students may want all bills, both semester and miscellaneous, sent to one particular address. This can be accomplished by notifying Student Accounts, in writing, of the name and address to be used for billing purposes. This notification must be signed by the student. All remittances to Student Accounts sent by campus mail should be addressed to them at Doane Box 12.
A student is ineligible to attend classes unless his or her bills are paid when due. A student is denied an honorable separation, an official record of credits, or a diploma until all University bills are paid in full.
The policy on breakage fees applies to all supplies and equipment issued in any lab course in Chemistry (including directed studies, senior research and individual work for honors) or through the Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation Department. In addition to breakage fees, the Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation also charges for lost equipment if the student is negligent in returning borrowed equipment by the date requested.
Although a record is kept of all breakage, students are not ordinarily charged for breakage amounting to less than $5 per semester. However, when the breakage in any one semester is $5 or more, students will be billed directly by Student Accounts for the total amount of all breakage, including the first $5.
Additionally, students who fail to check out of a laboratory or locker properly (either when dropping a course during a semester or at the regular check-out time at the end of a semester) will be charged a fee of $25, plus the cost of any breakage, regardless of the amount.
Where applicable, refund checks are automatically issued upon withdrawal or graduation. Continuing students may request refunds any time their account has a credit balance of $25 or greater, or at the end of the academic year if the credit balance is less than $25.
The University accepts student checks for payment of bills; however, a $15 charge is assessed on all checks returned by the bank. The University does not provide check cashing privileges for students at Student Accounts. Numerous banking and savings institutions are available in Granville which offer a variety of checking and savings plans. It is recommended that students establish an account with a local financial institution to facilitate their bill paying and cash needs.
Payment Plans. Several monthly payment plans and long term loans are available to parents of Denison students. Details of these plans are sent to students each spring for the following year of enrollment.
Students failing to complete all registration matters by the final deadline of the tenth class date of the term and/or failing to respond properly to University officials' notices regarding the problem shall be withdrawn from all preregistered courses. Such withdrawal shall carry with it financial forfeitures in accordance with the refund schedules outlined below. Appeal of this action shall be to the Academic Standing Board and, if upheld, will normally carry a minimum penalty of $50 and other disciplinary sanctions as deemed appropriate.
Withdrawal from the University at any time is official only upon written notice to the Dean of Students. A request to the Registrar for a transcript of credits shall neither be considered a notice of withdrawal from the University nor a cancellation of a Room and/or Board reservation. For further information, please consult Withdrawal from the College.
In the event of an official withdrawal after the first day of classes, a student may receive a partial refund. The withdrawal process begins when a student meets with the Dean of Students, or his/her designee, for an exit interview. A student will not be considered withdrawn without an exit interview. Upon official withdrawal or suspension, any adjustments to the account are automatically made in accordance with University policy and a refund check or bill will be sent as needed. Please contact Student Accounts with questions regarding the amount of refund or forfeiture of charges. **NOTE: Taking a Leave of Absence or withdrawing from the University may have serious implications concerning your financial aid and repayment plan. Contact the Financial Aid Office in Beth Eden.
The enrollment deposit will be forfeited if a withdrawal is made after June 1 for the ensuing fall semester or November 1 for the ensuing spring semester for continuing students, or after May 1 for entering first-year or transfer students.
A student will receive a refund of tuition, activity fee and student health fee based upon withdrawal before the end of the respective full week of classes. The room refund will be based upon the date the student (including personal possessions) is determined to have vacated University premises and returned his or her room key. Please see chart below.
|Normal Withdrawal||Medical Withdrawal|
|1st day of classes||100%||100%|
No refunds are granted after the 8th week (9th week for medical withdrawal). In the event of withdrawal of a student because of dismissal, the medical withdrawal schedule will apply. A student who stops attendance without completing an exit interview or notifying the Dean of Students of their withdrawal is not entitled to a refund of charges.
A pro rata refund of the board charge will be made following official withdrawal or dismissal from Denison as of the date the student vacates University premises and discontinues use of University facilities and services. The Dean of Students will determine this date.
Other Conditions. If a student withdraws after the withdrawal deadline and before the first day of classes because of illness or other approved extenuating circumstance, the enrollment deposit may be temporarily held. (Extenuating circumstances must be approved in advance by the Office of Student Affairs or Admissions, whichever is appropriate.) Additionally, the student cannot attend another college and must plan to register for a subsequent semester. If the student does not register during the following two semesters, the deposit is forfeited. The withdrawal deadline is June 1 for the ensuing Fall semester and November 1 for the ensuing Spring semester for continuing students. For entering first-year or entering transfer students, the deadline is May 1.
Fees for applied music lessons, or other course fees are not refunded after the fourth week in the case of a student withdrawing for any reason from a course or from the University.
In the unlikely event that a public health agency requires Denison University to halt operations, to include the cancellation of classes, as the result of a pandemic or some similar occurrence, Denison will reopen and continue the semester as soon as public authorities permit it. Prepaid tuition, fees, room and board would not be refunded under this circumstance. Prepayments will be held and applied to the continued semester as though there were no interruption of services.
Motor Vehicle Policy. All students are required to register any vehicle present on the Denison campus. A Denison registration sticker is not only a parking permit, but is required for roadway use of a motor vehicle.
Safety Glasses Requirement. In accordance with the provisions of the state law (i.e. amended Sections 3313.643, 3743.52 and 3743.99 of the Revised Code of the State of Ohio file No. 225, effective June 22, 1972):
All students enrolled in specified laboratory and studio courses in Art, Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences, Physical Education, Physics, and Theater and Cinema MUST wear "industrial quality eye protective devices at all times while participating or observing..." any of the laboratory or studio work.
The Ohio law (a copy of which is on file in the departments named above) is written in such a way that "industrial quality eye protective devices" means devices meeting the standards of the American National Standard Practice for Occupational and Educational Eye and Face Protection (Z87.1-1968) approved by the American National Standards Institute Inc., and subsequent revisions thereof, provided such revisions are approved and adopted by the State of Ohio Industrial Commission. In particular, the law specifies that "all impact resistant lenses must be capable of withstanding an impact test in which a five-eighths inch steel ball weighing approximately fifty-six hundredths of an ounce is dropped from a height of fifty inches upon the horizontal upper surface of the lens in the manner prescribed under the code of federal regulations, Title 21, Section 3.84."
Please note that eyeglasses normally supplied by your optician, optometrist, or ophthalmologist may be specified to be "impact resistant" and still not meet the specifications of the Ohio law, as quoted above.
Accordingly, students enrolled in the above departmental courses and who do not ordinarily wear glasses will - without exception - be required to purchase a pair of safety glasses meeting the above specifications. Such glasses will ordinarily be available in the Denison Bookstore, but may be purchased elsewhere. Students who already wear prescription lenses (either contact or otherwise) will also be required to wear safety glasses when in the laboratory, studio or work areas. These may be of a variety which cover their ordinary glasses or they may be a pair prepared according to the student's prescription and meeting the safety standards. The University has arrangements with a local supplier to furnish both kinds at prices which are both fair and competitive.