a matter of basic policy, charges to students are kept to a minimum. These
charges are less than what it actually costs Berry to provide graduate study.
To balance the difference between actual educational costs and the amount a
student pays, Berry must obtain from other resources a substantial amount for
Tuition and Fees
|Audit Fee, per semester
||50% of tuition
|Technology Fee, per
|Student Activity Fee, per
semester (if registered for 9 hours or more)
|Replacement of student-identification
|Graduation Fee (including keeper cap and gown)
|Transcript of record
|Fee for returned check (each
Tuition rates are announced annually. Information is available from the business office
at 706-236-2252 or from their Business Office website .
These and other regular semester charges become effective at the beginning of
the 2010 fall semester. Some or
all charges may necessarily be increased in 2011-2012. The Board of Trustees reserves the right to change
any charge (tuition, fees or other) at any time.
A meal plan is optional for graduate students, who may also purchase single
meals in the dining hall. For information, consult the business office.
who are accepted as degree-seeking students into the graduate program at Berry
College may be eligible for financial aid if carrying a minimum of five
semester hours. Part-time graduate students must satisfactorily complete at
least 70 percent of any attempted course work in order to continue to receive
federal financial aid. Federal loans are available for eligible graduate
students who apply for financial aid.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required to
determine eligibility for these loans. Questions about applying for financial
aid can be addressed in the Berry College Office of Financial Aid, Herman Hall
Room 105, or by calling 706-236-1714
Note: Graduate students enrolled
in at least six hours may be eligible for graduate assistantships, which can
greatly enhance employability. Graduate assistantship information can be
secured through the graduate coordinators in the Campbell School of Business
and the Charter School of Education and Human Sciences.
Applying for Financial Aid
Graduate students are encouraged to submit the Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA) to the federal processors online using FAFSA on the Web
(www.fafsa.gov). The Federal
Student Aid Report (SAR) is generated by the federal processors in response to
the student’s submission of the FAFSA. The SAR must be received by the
financial-aid office (along with supporting documentation as requested by that
office) to determine eligibility for any need-based financial aid. It is also
required for participation in any of the federal student loan programs.
Financial Obligation to the College
A student who is delinquent in
payment of any financial obligation to Berry College may be removed from
classes; may not be allowed to register at the college for another semester
until such delinquency is satisfied; may not be issued transcripts or a degree;
and may be subject to further action.
Payment of Charges Each Semester
Each student who has
preregistered is billed in advance with an itemized statement of charges for
the semester; financial-aid credits applied, if any; and the net amount due to
complete registration. Students who register after the designated
preregistration period will not receive an itemized bill and must contact the
business office to make payment arrangements. Students registering during the
drop/add period should contact their advisor to confirm course choices before registering and then contact the business office to make
Net charges are due and payable on or before the fee-payment date. The student Deferred-Payment Plan is available for those who wish to pay
charges for each semester in monthly installments. A service charge will be
assessed students who choose the Deferred-Payment Plan. Students who receive tuition reimbursement from their employer should complete
an Employer Tuition Payment Form, available from all graduate studies program
offices, and submit it to the business office as payment of all or part of
Clearance to Attend Classes
A student will not be “cleared”
to attend classes and professors will not admit students to class until the
business services office has received the net amount billed or the first
installment under the Deferred-Payment Plan for the semester and all
scholarship, loan and other financial-aid forms and/or checks have been signed.
Refund of Charges
students who withdraw during a semester will be charged tuition, and room and
board if appropriate, at the rate of 10 percent of the semester charge for each
week of enrollment. If a recipient of financial aid withdraws and is scheduled
to receive a refund, all or part of this refund will be used to reimburse the
financial-aid programs from which the student received funds. Other fees are
Students receiving Title IV Federal Financial Aid are subject to a percentage
of these funds being refunded back to the Fund, depending on the number of days
enrolled in the semester.