Explanation of Fees

Tuition Fees

Tuition rates for traditional students at Tougaloo College are $406.00 per credit hour.
Tuition rates for non-traditional students at Tougaloo College are $285.00 per credit hour.

General Fees

All students, residential and non-residential, are required to pay general fees at each semester registration. The general fees for all students are $235.00. General fees are non-refundable and include the following:

Student Health Insurance - $110.00
Student Government Association - $20.00
Student Activities - $50.00
Yearbook - $45.00
United Negro College Fund - $10.00

Residential Service Fees

Residential students are assessed residential service fees of $485.00 per year. The assigned occupants of the residence halls are financially responsible for all of the property that is part of the assigned rooms, including doors, windows and other furnishings. Charges for destruction or loss of any property will be charged to the occupant(s) of the room. The dormitory fees also cover other services provided in the dormitory. These fees are payable at first and second semester registration (where applicable). The residential service fees are non-refundable and include the following:

Dormitory Fees - $235.00
Laundry Fee - $60.00
Computer Service Fee - $160.00
Health Wellness Fee- $30.00

Commuter Service Fees

Commuter students are assessed $190.00 for commuter service fees each year, $95.00 for the fall and spring semesters. The commuter service fees are non-refundable and include the following:

Computer Service Fee - $160.00
Health & Wellness Fee- $30.00

Audit Fee

Students are assessed a $50.00 per course fee for auditing a course and no academic credit hours can be earned.

Transcript Processing Fees

Students who have met all financial obligations to the college are eligible to receive copies of their transcript upon completion of a transcript request form. There are transcript processing fees of $3.00 per unofficial copy and $5.00 per official copy. There is a 3-5 day processing period and the fees are non-refundable.

Room Reservation Fees

Room reservation fees of $50.00 are required of each student planning to live on campus. The room reservation fees are non-refundable and include the following:

Processing Fee - $20.00
Key Fee - $30.00

Delinquent Fee

A delinquent fee will be assessed to any student’s account whose payment for billed tuition, fees, room and board is not received by the due date on the statement or by the agreed upon payment plan.

Late Registration Fee

Any student who does not complete the registration process at the time designated by the College will be charged a late registration fee of $100.00.

Deferment Fee

Students who are unable to meet their financial obligations at registration must enroll in the Tuition Pay Plan provided by Sallie Mae, Inc. The student is charged an enrollment fee and must sign an agreement with Sallie Mae. The enrollment fees are as follows:

Annual Plan - $100.00
Semester Plan- $60.00

Replacement Identification Card Fee

All students are required to have a Tougaloo College student identification card to gain access to sporting events and other activities when required. The original card is free when made during registration. A replacement card fee of $10.00 is assessed, payable in the Cashier’s Office, when a replacement card is requested, and cannot be charged to the student’s account.

Graduation Fee

A graduation fee of $75.00 is required of all graduates in order to cover the various expenses associated with graduation (i.e. diploma, cap and gown). This fee is charged regardless of participation in the graduation ceremony. Candidates for graduation must pay all bills due the College in full by April 30. Caps and gowns will be available for pick up in the Office of the Bursar.
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Course Overload Fees

Students registered for an excess of 18 hours per semester will be charged the rates below for each hour over and above the 18-hour limit:

Traditional students - $406.00 per credit hour
Non-traditional students - $285.00 per credit hour

Returned Check Fee

There is fee of $50.00 for checks returned by the bank due to insufficient funds. More than two returned checks will result in the requirement that all future payments be made with guaranteed funds (cashier's check, money order, or cash).

Special Fees Assessed by the College

Students in art, laboratories, and physical education courses are assessed fees to cover expenses associated with these courses. Other charges assessed to students include but not limited to: library fines, traffic fines, dormitory fines and other charges for destruction of college properties.