Oct 06, 2022  
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Financial Information



Tuition and Fees - All Campuses (Non-LTSS)

Tuition

Undergraduate:    
  Full Time (12-18 credits) Year $ 41,500
  Overload (more than 18 credits) Credit $ 890
  Part Time (less than 12 credits) Credit $ 1650
  Summer School Credit $ 670
Adult Learners: Credit $ 670
Graduate - MBA Credit $ 690
Graduate - Occupational Therapy Credit $ 950
Graduate - All other grad programs, including DNP 500 level courses Credit $ 670
Graduate - DNP 600 level courses Credit $ 950
Other:    
  Dietetics Internship Credit $ 800
  Certificate Programs Credit $ 670
  Course Audit Credit $ 290
  Senior Citizens (65+ years) Audit Credit $ 125
  University Christian High School Credit $ 185
  High School Enrichment Program Credit $ 135
  High School Scholars Program Semester $ 1,650

Room and Board

Fall and Spring semesters Full Time Students: Year $ 12,800
  Private room rate premium Year $ 4,000
Summer:    
  Single Week $ 200
  Double Week $ 160
  Half price if enrolled in more than 8 credit hours in summer Week $ 100
  *Note: $50 per term food credit included    
Full Time Undergraduate Commuter Students:    
  Declining balance for Meal Card Semester $ 150

Undergraduate Full Time on Campus

  Tuition Year $ 41,500
  Room & Board Year $ 12,800
  TOTAL Tuition, Room, and Board Year $ 54,300 

Tuition and Fees - Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary

Tuition

MDiv, MACM and MTS    
  Fall Semester Semester $ 9,900
  Spring Semester Semester $ 9,900
  Full Time per Year Year $ 19,800
       
  More than 14 credits in a semester Credit $ 670
  Less than 9 credits in a semester Credit $ 790
  Audit Credit $ 275
  Summer Semester Credit $ 690
  ELCA Internship Tuition (paid by sponsor parish) Year $ 1,000

Housing (Open to ALL Columbia Students)

Dormitory:    
  Single (Single Occupancy) Year $ 3,900
  Summer Single Occupancy Week $ 150
Apartments:    
  2 Bedroom (Single or Family) Year $ 9,000
  2 Bedroom (Double Occupancy) Per Student Year $ 4,500
  3-4 Bedroom (Single or Family) Year $ 3,000
Summer Housing: (Prorated for partial months)    
  2 Bedroom (Single or Family) June-Aug $ 3,000
  2 Bedroom (Double Occupancy) Per Student June-Aug $ 1,500
  3-4 Bedroom (Triple Occupancy) Per Student June-Aug $ 1,067
  Storage Fee Month $ 300

Full Time on Campus

  Tuition (full time Non-Lutherans) Year $ 19,800
  Room (Assumes 2 bedroom apartment single or family) Year $ 9,000
  TOTAL Year $ 28,800

 

Health Insurance

Domestic Student Health Insurance is not available through Lenoir-Rhyne. International Student Health Insurance rates are as follows:

Premium Type Type of Student Cost
Annual International Student (Aug - July) $1,245.00
Annual International Student/Intercollegiate Athlete (Aug - July) $1,481.00

Other Fees

Students will be assessed other fees for the services indicated below:

Course Fees: some courses have additional course fees to cover additional expenses. Course fees are noted in the course description for each individual course and/or on the course syllabus received at the beginning of each course.

Credit by Examination Fee: $200 per examination.

Room (Housing) - Hickory Campus

Lenoir-Rhyne provides semi-private rooms for all interested students at the rate listed above (which includes room and board). Additional room charges are as follows:

Single Room Rate

The opportunity exists for upper-class students to obtain a single for a fee (listed above) in addition to the regular, shared room rate. This opportunity exists only on a space-available basis.

Residence Hall Damage Deposit

Rental of a residential area is a contractual agreement, and rooms will be rented only to full-time students. A signed housing agreement is required before students are allowed to occupy a room. A one-time residence hall damage deposit of $150 will be assessed with the fall semester billing. This deposit is refundable after a student ceases to rent a residence hall room.

Board (Food Service) - Hickory Campus

The University offers food service to students in four main locations: the Cromer Center Dining Hall, Chick-fil-A, Joe’s Coffee, and Bento Sushi. The Dining Hall offers all-you-care-to-eat dining at every meal. Meals are served in the Dining Hall only during times when the University is in session.

The University offers the following meal plan options for residential students:

Plan #1: Unlimited + 7

  • Standard Room & Board Plan plus $85.00 per semester
  • Unlimited meals per week in the Cromer Dining Hall
  • 7 Meal Exchanges per week at Joe’s Coffee and Chick-Fil-A.
  • $250 Bear Bucks (declining balance) per semester

Plan #2: Unlimited +6

  • Standard Room & Board Plan plus $45.00 per semester
  • Unlimited meals per week in the Cromer Dining Hall
  • 6 Meal Exchanges per week at Joe’s Coffee and Chick-Fil-A.
  • $200 Bear Bucks (declining balance) per semester

Plan #3: Unlimited +5

  • Basic Plan - included with standard Room & Board rate
  • Unlimited meals per week in the Cromer Dining Hall
  • 5 Meal Exchanges per week at Joe’s Coffee and Chick-Fil-A.
  • $150 Bear Bucks (declining balance) per semester

*Bear Bucks can be transferred from fall to spring, but expire at the end of spring semester.

The University offers the following meal plans for commuter students*, faculty and staff:

  Option 1: 75 meals plus $75 $ 652.21
  Option 2: 50 meals plus $50 $ 438.53
  Option 3: 25 meals $ 193.94
  Option 4: 10 meals $ 83.29

*All full time undergraduate commuter students are automatically assessed a $150 Declining Meal Plan balance each semester. If the student uses all funds they may add more funds to the Declining Balance or purchase one of the meal plans above.

All charges for Meal Plans include any applicable NC Sales Tax. The declining balance can be added at any time and for any amount.

Payments and Refunds

Statements provided to students and/or parents prior to the beginning of the semester will reflect charges, credits, deposits, and a pro-rated portion of financial aid known at the time the statement was generated. Balances on accounts unpaid after the due dates listed on the statements are subject to finance charges that accrue every 30 days at a rate of 1.5% per month. Accounts that are past due may be turned over to a collection agency at which time additional fees may be incurred. The charge for returned checks is $25.

Any students who have a prior unpaid balance on their account at the time of registration will not be permitted to register for new courses, receive copies of transcripts or their diplomas, live in a residence hall, or receive meals in the university cafeteria.

Deposits are credited to the first payment in a session. Students who do not matriculate or who withdraw within the first two weeks of a semester forfeit their deposit. Room charges are not refunded and board charge refunds are pro-rated on a weekly basis. Tuition charges are refunded based on the following:

Withdrawal from classes: Course charges are based on the student’s registration as of the end of the Add/Drop period. No refunds will be given for course withdrawals after the end of the Add/Drop period except in the case where the student officially withdraws from the University.

Withdrawal from University: Students who withdraw from the University must drop all courses by completing forms with the Office of Student Success and Retention.

The refund percentage is based on the official withdrawal date - the date in which the student initiated withdrawal from the university with the Office of Student Success and Retention. A fair and equitable refund will be calculated according to the University Refund Policy as follows:

Tuition Refunds for Fall & Spring Semesters

For 16 Week Courses:  
  100% During the Drop/Add period
  85% During second week of classes
  75% During third week of classes
  60% During fourth week of classes
  25% During weeks five through eight
  0% After eighth week of classes
     
For 8 Week Courses:  
  100% During the Drop/Add period
  60% During second week of classes
  25% During weeks three and four
  0% After fourth week of classes

Tuition Refunds for Summer Semester

For 10 Week Courses:  
  100% During the Drop/Add period
  80% During second week of classes
  70% During third week of classes
  50% During fourth week of classes
  25% During fifth week of classes
  0% After fifth week of classes
     
For 5 Week Courses:  
  100% During the Drop/Add period
  50% During second week of classes
  25% During third week of classes
  0% After third week of classes

*Note: for Maymester refund schedule, please contact the Office of Student Accounts.

Prior to a refund check being issued to a student who withdraws, the University must first determine if any of the Title IV Financial Aid Programs need to be repaid. According to federal guidelines, the amount of refund due to the financial aid programs must be repaid before a refund check will be given to the student. Lenoir-Rhyne reserves the right to modify the refund policy to comply with federal, state, and other regulatory bodies.

Refunds to Title IV Financial Aid Programs are distributed in the following order:

  1. Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loan
  2. Subsidized Federal Stafford Loan
  3. Other federal aid programs.

Withdrawal after the mid-point of the semester is granted only under extraordinary circumstances. Extraordinary circumstances may include death in the immediate family, severe illness of student, severe financial hardship due to loss of employment, or unforeseen major property loss. Supporting documentation will be required.

Return of Military Tuition Assistance

Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is awarded to a student under the assumption that the student will remain enrolled for the entire period for which the assistance is awarded. When a student withdraws, the student may no longer be eligible for the full amount of TA funds originally awarded.

As such, and to comply with the Department of Defense policies and regulations, Lenoir-Rhyne University will return any unearned TA funds on a prorate basis through at least the 60% portion of the period for which the funds were provided. TA funds are earned proportionally during an enrollment period, with unearned funds returned based upon when a student stops attending. These funds are returned to the military Service branch.

Instances when a Service member stops attending due to a military service obligation, LenoirRhyne University will work with the affected Service member to identify solutions that will not result in student debt for the returned portion.

Payment Plans

The University recognizes the substantial burden of paying for and financing higher education. In order to assist students and parents with this issue, the University offers a variety of payment plans that will assist students and parents in paying for tuition over the number of weeks within a particular semester. Payment plan options may be reviewed through the student’s myLR account by reviewing the “Make a Payment” screen. If you are interested in this service you can learn more by contacting (828) 328-7105.

Adjustments to Charges

Lenoir-Rhyne University reserves the right to adjust any and all charges at any time and to modify refund policies in order to maintain compliance with federal, state, and other regulatory bodies. In general, the university adjusts tuition and fees on an annual basis.