Tuition & Expenses

The tuition charge at Sterling College covers instruction, admission to all athletic events, theatrical programs, lectures and most special concerts, the use of the Student Union, and other services. Room and board costs include housing in college residence halls and meals in the college cafeteria while school is in session. Student teachers are required to follow the calendars of the schools in which they are assigned to teach. Should the calendar of some particular school and the calendar of Sterling College have different holidays, breaks, or beginnings and endings of the school year, the student teacher will follow his or her assigned school calendar. Additionally, should student teachers find a situation where Sterling College is closed for a particular break and the assigned school is not closed, the student teacher will assume the cost of his or her room and board.

Special Fees include extra charges for special services and instruction, such as private lessons. Students are responsible for textbooks and may be asked to purchase specialty items for certain classes. These will be specified at the beginning of each semester. Students must provide their own transportation for classes meeting on other campuses and for student teaching. Mileage reimbursement may be available to those attending classes on other ACCK campuses and at the ACCK offices in McPherson. Sterling College reserves the right to change tuition and fees at any time.

These charges apply only to traditional campus-based Sterling College courses. For costs associated with online courses, please contact 620-278-4461.

Annual Schedule of Charges 2014-2015

TUITION
Full-time (12 to 17 hours) ($10,850 per semester) $21,700
Part Time (Tuition fees vary depending on hours taken)

NEW STUDENT FEES
Initial Application Fee $25
One-time Advance Liability Deposit - Commuter $50 Residential $100

MISCELLANEOUS FEES
Campus Activity Fee $200 per semester
Audit Fee (per credit hour) $55
Late Registration/Orientation/Enrollment Fee $25
Overload Fee per hour (over 17 credits per semester)** $406
Credit by Examination (per credit hour) $25
Graduation Fee $100
Transcript Fee (first one no charge) $6
Returned Check Fee $25

PRIVATE LESSONS (In addition to regular tuition)
Per credit hour $200

BOARD
Board (200 block) ($2205.50 per semester) $4411
Board (Unlimited) ($2422 per semester) $4845

HOUSING
McCreery Hall
One person per room ($1800 per semester) $3600
Two people per room ($1550 per semester) $3100

Campbell Hall
One person per room ($1700 per semester) $3400
Two people per room ($1450 per semester) $2900

Evans or Kilbourn Hall
Two people per room ($1700 per semester) $3400
Three people per room ($1550 per semester) $3100
Four people per room ($1250 per semester) $2500

Douglas Women or Douglas Men
Two people per room ($1900 per semester) $3800
Three people per room ($1700 per semester) $3400

STUDENT TEACHING/CAREER SERVICES
Student Teaching & Placement Fee $200 estimate

* Note: For subsequent years, students should consult the Annual Schedule of Charges available from the Office of Financial Services. ** Overload fee is not charged to students enrolled in 18 credit hours who are also enrolled in Band or Choir.

Financial matters must be in order by September 10 and January 21 or the student may be dismissed from school. Students who fail to pay any amounts due are not eligible to re-enroll, receive grades, transcripts or diplomas until the account has been settled. All collection costs will be paid by the student. The College reserves the right to charge a student for damages to college property.

Special Benefits

The following special benefits are provided for students taking courses at Sterling College:

1. No tuition is charged to students over 65;
2. Reduced tuition is charged for the first three credits per semester ($25 per credit) for ordained ministers; and
3. Half tuition is charged for a maximum of six (6) credits per semester for high school students.

Liability & Credit for Withdrawal from the College

By registering for classes or completing housing or meal plan applications, a student incurs a legal obligation to pay tuition, fees, room, and board. If a student withdraws prior to the start of the semester and incurs no charges, the tuition deposit is forfeited. If the student has incurred any charges, the deposit is applied to those charges. If a student withdraws during the semester, charges will be prorated if he/she has been enrolled for less than or equal to 60% of the term, and completes the necessary withdrawal forms obtained from the Student Life Office. If a student has been enrolled for more than 60% of the term, he/she is not eligible for a reduction in tuition, fees, and room or board charges. The refund formula measures the actual number of days enrolled during the semester. It is determined by dividing the number of days enrolled by the number of calendar days in the semester including weekends and holidays and extended breaks. For example, there were 108 calendar days in each semester of the 2006-2007 calendar year. If a student withdraws on the 50th day of the semester, the charges and financial aid will be prorated to reflect that he/she has been enrolled for 46.3% of the semester (50 divided by 108). If a student is a recipient of Federal Title IV financial aid, refunds to those programs are required by federal law to be the first priority and must be returned in the following order: Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loan, Subsidized Federal Stafford Loan, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal PLUS Loan, Federal Pell Grant, and Federal SEOG. A student is not eligible for a refund until all Federal Title IV programs and other scholarships are reimbursed as required and all outstanding balances with the College have been cleared. Federal law requires all student borrowers to participate in an exit interview through the financial aid office.