Tuition and Fees Financial Policies

Tuition and Fee Rates

  • As a student at JSU, it is your responsibility to pay all tuition and fees by the published due date. Not doing so will result in your course registration being cancelled.
  • Current tuition and fees may be found on the Office of Student Accounts webpage.
  • All Tuition and Fees are Subject to Change.

Payments

Payment may be made by one of the following ways:

  1. Office of Student Accounts cashier window, 2nd floor of Angle Hall
  2. Online at http://my.jsu.edu using a valid checking or savings account, Visa, Mastercard, or Discover
  3. By mail with a check or money order, which must be received in the Office of Student Accounts by the published due date

Students are responsible for knowing all registration and fee payment dates.

Payment Plan

Jacksonville State University offers students an installment plan to budget the costs of tuition, university housing, and other fees. Details for the payment plan may be found on the Office of Student Accounts webpage.

Checks

When paying by check, Jacksonville State University is authorized to either use the information from the check to make a one-time electronic fund transfer from your account or to process the payment as a check. In the event a check presented is not honored by the bank, JSU will charge the current maximum fee allowed by the State of Alabama for each return. Administrative withdrawal from the university could result if a returned check is in payment for tuition and/or fees. After two (2) returned checks, the privilege of paying by check will be forfeited. No counter checks will be accepted.

International Student Financial Polices

International students are required each semester to pay tuition, fees, and residence hall charges in U.S. dollars to confirm registration. International students holding F-1 or J-1 visa status must conform to United States Customs and Immigration Services (USCIS) regulations concerning the USCIS Form I-20, section 8, for financial assurance. All international students are required to carry health and repatriation insurance. International students in F-1 or J-1 visa status are required to be enrolled full-time for at least nine graduate hours each semester, and at least six of those hours must be taken on JSU’s campus in a face-to-face or hybrid format. The U.S. government requires that all international students maintain a physical presence on the campus of the institution in which they are enrolled. Graduate classes are scheduled to accommodate that requirement, and it is the university’s expectation that all international students abide by that requirement. Failure to do so could result in the student being classified as out-of-status with U.S. Immigration.

Withholding of Credits

Students are expected to meet all financial obligations to JSU. Registration, transcripts, and/or diploma will be withheld if a student fails to meet his/her financial obligations.

In the event a student fails to satisfy a financial obligation to the University and the debt is referred to an outside attorney or agency for collection, in addition to the debt (principal plus applicable interest), the student will be responsible for all costs, charges, and expenses incurred by the University, including attorney's fees and/or collection agency fees and expenses, not to exceed thirty-three and 1/3 percent (33.3%) of the debt, plus litigation expenses and court costs, if applicable. Debts owed the University may be referred out for collection as accounts or, where litigation has concluded, as judgments. Delinquent accounts may accrue interest at the contract rate or, where none is stated, at the maximum rate allowed by Alabama law. Any judgment obtained in favor of the University will accrue interest at the rate set by Alabama law for unpaid judgments. By providing your telephone number to JSU, you agree and give express consent that the University or anyone working on their behalf, including third party vendors, may contact you at the number provided by manually dialing the number or by using automated dialing technology.

If you have questions about charges and refunds, please contact the Office of Student Accounts at studentaccounts@jsu.edu, (256) 782-5458.

Refunds of Charge Adjustments

I. Withdrawal: 

Tuition will be refunded as follows for fall and spring semesters:

  • 100% of total tuition charged if withdrawal from all courses for the semester occurs by the last day to register for the semester.
  • 80% of total tuition charged if withdrawal from all courses for the semester occurs within one (1) week after the close of the registration period.
  • 50% of total tuition charged if withdrawal from classes occurs within three (3) weeks after the close of registration.
  • No adjustment if withdrawal occurs thereafter.

Note: Withdrawal refers to ending enrollment in all classes at JSU for the semester.

Tuition will be refunded as follows for summer semesters:

  • 100% of total tuition charged if withdrawal from the summer semester occurs by the last day to register for that semester.
  • 80% of total tuition charged if withdrawal from the summer semester occurs within one (1) day after the close of the registration period for that semester.
  • 50% of total tuition charged if withdrawal from the summer semester occurs within two (2) days after the close of registration.
  • No adjustment if withdrawal occurs thereafter.

Note: Withdrawal refers to ending enrollment in all classes at JSU for the semester.

Students who withdraw while on financial aid may have to repay all or a portion of the amount of aid received and may owe the university money. Please check with the Financial Aid Office or the Office of Student Accounts for more details. If you live in university housing, please contact the Office of Housing Operations and Residence Life for the housing refund policy.

II. Change of Course(s) or Drop:

Tuition will be refunded as follows for dropped courses during all semesters:

  • 100% of total tuition charged for the dropped course if the drop occurs by the last day to register.
  • No refund for dropping of a course after the last day to register for the semester.

Note: Drop refers to dropping one or more courses while still being enrolled in any other course(s) for the semester.

Fee Refunds or Charge Adjustments

I. Withdrawal

University Fees, Program Fees, and Course Fees will be refunded as follows for fall and spring semesters:

  • 100% of total university fees, program fees, and course fees charged if withdrawal from all courses or the semester occurs by the last day to register for the semester.
  • No adjustments to fees if withdrawal occurs thereafter.

Note: Withdrawal refers to ending enrollment in all classes at JSU for the semester.

University Fees, Program Fees, and Course Fees will be refunded as follows for summer semesters:

  • 100% of total university fees, program fees, and course fees charged if withdrawal from all courses for the semester occurs by the last day to register for the semester.
  • No adjustments to fees if withdrawal occurs thereafter.

Note: Withdrawal refers to ending enrollment in all classes at JSU for the semester.

II. Change of Course(s) or Drop

University Fees, Program Fees, and Course Fees will be refunded as follows for all semesters:

  • 100% of total university fees that are charged by the credit hour, program fees, and course fees for the dropped course if the drop occurs by the last day to register for the semester.
  • No refund of fees for dropping a course after the last day to register for the semester.

Note: Drop refers to dropping one or more courses while still being enrolled in any other course(s) for the semester.

Out-of-State Fees

Residency determination and the application of out-of-state fees and tuition will be made in accordance with the laws of the State of Alabama. Graduate students should contact the Registrar’s Office with any questions. Petitions for in-state tuition that are granted prior to the last day of the drop/add period will be effective that semester. After the last day of the drop/add period, in-state tuition determination will apply to the next academic semester. Determination of in-state tuition is not retroactive.

Veterans Affairs In-State Residency Policy for Tuition Purposes 

Effective August 1, 2021, the following individuals shall be charged a rate of tuition not to exceed the in-state rate for tuition and fees purposes:

  • A Veteran using educational assistance under either Chapter 30 (Montgomery GI Bill –Active Duty) or Chapter 33 (Post-9/11 GI Bill), of Title 38, United States Code, who lives in Alabama while attending a school located in Alabama (regardless of his/her formal state of residence).
  • Anyone using transferred Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits (38 U.S.C. § 3319) who lives in Alabama while attending school located in Alabama (regardless of his/her formal state of residence).
  • Anyone described above while he or she remains continuously enrolled (other than during regularly scheduled breaks between courses, semesters, or terms) at the same school. The person so described must have enrolled in the school prior to the expiration of the three year period following discharge or release as described above and must be using educational benefits under either chapter 30 or chapter 33, of title 38, United States Code.
  • Anyone using transferred Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits (38 U.S.C. § 3319) who lives in Alabama while attending a school located in Alabama (regardless of his/her formal state of residence) and the transferor is a member of the uniformed service who is serving on active duty.
  • Anyone using benefits under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship (38 U.S.C. § 3311(b)(9)) who lives in Alabama while attending a school in Alabama (regardless of his/her formal state of residence).
  • Anyone using educational assistance under chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation/Employment (VR&E), also be charged the resident rate. Effective for courses and terms beginning after March 1, 2019, a public institution of higher learning must charge the resident rate to chapter 31 participants, as well as the other categories of individuals described above. When an institution charges those individuals more than the rate for resident students, VA is required to disapprove programs of education sponsored by VA.
  • In November 2021, Congress passed Public Law 117-68 amending Title 38 USC 3679(c)(2)(A) by adding Chapter 35 recipients to the definitions of covered individuals to be charged in-state tuition. Effective August 1, 2022, all Chapter 35 recipients will receive the resident tuition rate at JSU. 
  • The policy shall be read to be amended as necessary to be compliant with the requirements of 38 U.S.C. 3679(c) as amended.