Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

Important Note: Estimated tuition and fees for academic year 2018–2019 are listed below. In June of each year the University System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees sets tuition and fee rates for the next academic year. Updated tuition and fees for the 2018–2019 academic year will be listed at plymouth.edu/prospective/financial-assistance/financial-assistance/tuition-fees/ when they become available.

Estimated Undergraduate Tuition 2018-2019

Cost Resident Non-Resident New England Regional Program
Cost Per Academic Year
Fall/Spring (full-time)1 $11,580 $20,250 $17,250
Cost Per Credit Hour
Fall/Spring (part-time) $485 $845 $720
Summer 2018 Session $435 $470 N/A
Early Spring 2019 Session $435 $470 N/A
Continuing Education $435 $470 N/A

Estimated Mandatory Fees for 2018–2019

Mandatory fees provide funds for services and facilities such as the student center, the physical education complex, student health services, and student activities and organizations. These fees also fund technical equipment such as computer clusters, language labs, and art facilities. All students are required to pay the mandatory fees.

Fee Cost
Resident/Non-Resident/NE Regional
Full-time Undergraduate (per year) $2,520
Part-time Undergraduate (per credit) $105
Summer 2018 Session (per credit) $46
Early Spring 2019 Session (per credit) $46
Other Fees:
Application Fee (nonrefundable) $50
Credit-by-examination Fee (per credit) $20
Identification Card $25
Late Registration Fee (per transaction) $25–100
Reactivation Fee $200
Tuition Bill Interest Late Fee (monthly) 1.5% of balance
For New Admits only:
Enrollment/Orientation Fee (nonrefundable) $256
For International New Admits only:
Enrollment/Orientation Fee (nonrefundable) $356
For Re-Admits only:
Enrollment fee (nonrefundable) $83

Special Course Fees

Some courses are assessed special fees to help cover additional costs above the standard classroom instruction expenses. These courses are typically related to performance studies, lab courses, practicums and internships, adventure education courses, art studio courses, and field study courses. These courses are annotated with a dollar sign ($) in course scheduling publications.

Estimated Room and Board 2018–2019

On-campus Housing Costs per Academic Year
Single $8,600
Single – in suite $9,400
Single w/bathroom $10,000
Double $7,300
Double w/bathroom $7,900
Triple $6,400
Triple w/bathroom $7,000
Quad $6,400
Apartment – shared bedroom $8,900
Apartment – private bedroom $10,400
Meal Plans1 Costs per Academic Year
Restricted 60 block + $100 FlexCash2 $1,580
150 block + $100 FlexCash $3,140
225 block + $100 FlexCash $3,640
Unlimited with No FlexCash $3,800
Unlimited + $100 FlexCash $4,000

Rare circumstances could force the University to adjust charges during the academic year. Such changes will be announced as far in advance as possible.

Status for Billing Purposes

Full-time tuition and mandatory fees are charged as a flat fee to all undergraduate students identified as full-time at the time of admission (see costs above). Full-time undergraduate students must have at least the equivalent of 12 credits for full financial aid consideration. Students who wish to voluntarily change to part-time must file a Change of Status form with the Registrar’s Office within five working days of the start of classes. A change to part-time status may impact students’ eligibility for financial assistance, on-campus housing, intercollegiate athletics, and insurability by certain insurance carriers.

Part-time tuition and mandatory fees are charged per credit hour to all undergraduate students identified as part-time at the time of admission. Matriculated (degree-seeking) students in good academic standing who want to change from part-time to full-time status must submit their request in writing to the registrar before the end of the course add period.

Senior Citizen Free Tuition Policy

New Hampshire residents who are 65 years of age and older are eligible for one tuition scholarship per semester for most credit courses, including graduate courses. Below are the policy guidelines:

  • one scholarship per term,
  • applies to one course (up to three credits),
  • not applicable to students admitted to a degree program, and
  • covers only tuition (not fees).

Statement of Financial Responsibility

By enrolling in classes at Plymouth State University, students accept full responsibility for their tuition bill account, regardless of who is helping to pay the bill, and they agree to pay all charges incurred by their stated due dates. Students also acknowledge that interest late fees will be assessed monthly for overdue balances, and collection costs may be added to their account if the services of a collection agency are employed.

Since students are assuming full responsibility for their tuition bill account, they must also accept responsibility for reviewing their plymouth.edu e-mail account, because this is the e-mail address to which all billing notifications are sent.

Important Note about Tuition Bill Accounts

Each student enrolled at Plymouth State University is assigned a tuition bill account in his/her name. The student is responsible for all the charges and payments that occur on this account. In order to maintain compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), online access to the tuition bill account is restricted to the student only, unless access has been granted through myPlymouth for Families. The link to “Invite Someone” can be found in the Family Access channel on myPlymouth.

Key information about the treatment of non-financial aid payments:

  • Personal payments made by individuals (e.g., parents, guardians, relatives, etc.) on behalf of the student are considered gifts to the student, and any resulting overpayments (if applicable) will be issued to the student.
  • Payments received on company/business checks will be treated as external scholarships or outside scholarships to the student and will be reported annually as such on IRS Form 1098T.

A Partnership with Parents

Since many students rely on the help of their parent(s)/guardian(s) to pay their bill, it is important for students and parent(s)/guardian(s) to form an active partnership. In order to assist our students and facilitate this partnership, students may give family members access to their enrollment and billing information through myPlymouth for Families. The link to “Invite Someone” can be found in the Family Access channel on myPlymouth.

Paying Tuition and Fees

Before each fall and spring semester, registered students are billed for tuition and fees according to the following schedule. Tuition bills can be accessed online via the myPlymouth portal. An e-mail notification is sent to all students via their plymouth.edu e-mail account when tuition bills are ready for viewing. The e-mail message states the exact payment due date and provides detailed instructions on accessing the online bill.

Semester Bills Available Online Payment Due Date
Fall 2018 July 6, 2018 August 3, 2018
Spring 2019 November 9, 2018 December 7, 2018

Although tuition and mandatory fees are assessed and listed only for students who are registered, the University expects all returning students to pay their bill by the due date. This means that non-registered students must estimate their bill and make payment by the due date.

Note: Payment is due upon registration for the early spring and summer sessions.

Late Payment Penalty

Students who fail to pay their bill by the due date will be assessed a 1.5 percent interest late fee and will have a financial hold placed on their account that blocks registration services and online access to course grades. Additionally, failure to pay a bill on time could result in courses being dropped for non-payment.

Methods of Payment

Tuition bills can be paid by any combination of the following payment options:

Financial Aid. Students must be matriculated (degree-seeking) and taking at least six credits to be eligible for financial aid for the term. For more information, contact the Financial Aid Team at (603) 535-2338 or toll-free (877) 846-5755, or visit the Financial Aid website at plymouth.edu/office/financial-aid. Note: Guaranteed financial aid will “memo” on the online bill as “pending activity” until the start of the term.

Payment Plan. Through a third-party vendor, the Student Account Services Office offers an interest-free payment plan. The only cost for using this plan is a $40 per term enrollment fee. Visit the Student Account Services Office website for enrollment and plan information.

Note: Payment plan contracts may need to be set up initially based on estimated costs and then be adjusted in early July and November when tuition bills are available online. These contracts will “memo” on the online bill as “anticipated.” PSU will share the student’s account balance only with the payment plan vendor. This information will be used to notify the payer if the plan balance is not sufficient to cover the billed balance for the term. It is the responsibility of the payer to contact Student Account Services or the payment plan vendor if they wish their account adjusted due to a difference in the balance due.

Online E-Check Payments. Students can pay their bill online by clicking the Pay Now button located on their online bill. Students can also set up authorized payers for their account through the Family Access channel on myPlymouth. For more information about this payment option, please visit the Student Account Services website, plymouth.edu/office/student-account-services.

Credit or Debit Card Payments. Credit and debit card payments can be made online by clicking the Pay Now button located on the online bill. A nonrefundable 2.75 percent service fee will be charged by Nelnet Business Solutions for each credit or debit card payment.

Check: Payment may be made with a personal check, cashier’s check, or money order. Include the student ID number on the payment to ensure that it is accurately posted to the student’s account. If students fail to provide their student ID number, a University staff member will write it on the payment for the student. Checks should be made payable to Plymouth State University.

Cash: Payment may be made with cash in person at the Student Account Services Office.

Third-Party Payments

External (Non-PSU) Scholarships/Awards: If students have received an external scholarship/award, they must submit a copy of their award letter to the Student Account Services Office. When sending their award letter, the following information must be included: student ID number, award amount to be paid and for which semester(s), and the awarding organization’s name and address. In order for the award to be considered as an authorized payment on the tuition bill account, the award must not be contingent upon grades, grade point average, or any other criteria prior to it being paid to PSU. If contingencies on the award exist, it cannot count as an anticipated payment toward the student’s bill and the student will need to pay this award amount through some other means. If the student later meets the required criteria and the award payment comes in, the student can be reimbursed for the overpayment.

Purchase Orders and/or Government Authorizations: If the student’s tuition is to be paid by an employer, a government agency, or any such third-party company, the student must submit a letter of authorization or a purchase order to the Student Account Services Office from their third-party payer. In order for this type of payment agreement to be considered an authorized payment on the tuition bill account, payment must not be contingent upon grades, grade point average, or any other criteria. Students must make sure their third-party authorization/purchase order (PO) includes their name, their student ID number, the maximum billing amount, and the third-party company’s name and address. If students fail to include any of this information, their authorization/PO will not be accepted, and they will be required to pay their bill out-of-pocket. If all the necessary information is provided, the Student Account Services Office will invoice the third-party company for the authorized amount. Please note that if the company or agency has a policy to reimburse students for their course(s), students will be responsible for making the tuition payment themselves.

How to Contact the Student Account Services Office

For the answer to questions regarding student bills, payments, or refunds, visit the Student Account Services website at campus.plymouth.edu/student-account-services or contact the Student Account Services Office.

Telephone: (603) 535-2215 or toll-free (877) 846-5755
E-mail: psu-studentaccount@mail.plymouth.edu
Include the student ID in the message.

Please note that the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) restricts the Student Account Services Office from discussing a student’s bill without the student’s consent. FERPA authorization can be granted when the student gives access to myPlymouth for Families. The link to “Invite Someone” can be found in the Family Access channel on myPlymouth.

Refunds

Deposit Payment Refunds

If a newly admitted student withdraws voluntarily by sending written notification to the Admissions Office, tuition and room deposit payments will be refunded according to the following schedule:

Notification Deadline Refund Percentage
Fall Admission:
On or before May 1
100 percent
After May 1
0 percent
Spring Admission prior to January 1:
On or before January 1
100 percent
On or after January 2
0 percent
Spring Admission on or after January 1:
Before 7th day prior to start of term
100 percent
On or after 7th day prior to start of term
0 percent

Refunds of Charges

Refunds of tuition, mandatory fees, and course fees will be made according to the applicable schedule below. Please note that late fees, orientation and enrollment fees, and course fees for academic trips, study away programs, and other off-campus programs are nonrefundable.

If a course is canceled for a part-time student, 100 percent of all course-related tuition and fees will be refunded.

Course Drop/Withdrawal Refund Policy

The schedule below applies to part-time students who drop a course but will ultimately remain a registered student.

Date Refund Percentage
Full Semester, First-Half, or First-Quarter courses:
Student drops a course on or before the end of the Add/Drop period 100 percent
Student withdraws from a course after the end of the Add/Drop period, but on or before the 30th day after Registration Day 50 percent
Student withdraws from a course after the 30th day after Registration Day 0 percent
Second-Half or Fourth-Quarter courses:
Student drops a course on or before the end of the Add/ Drop period for second-half or fourth-quarter courses ends 100 percent
Student withdraws from a course after the end of the Add/Drop period, but on or before the 30th day after Registration Day 50 percent
Student withdraws from a course after the 30th day after Registration Day 0 percent

Refunds of Overpayments

Need to buy books? Students may request a FlexCash purchase from their tuition bill credit balance for use at the PSU Bookstore. The form can be found at campus.plymouth.edu/student-account-services/ under FlexCash Purchases. Be sure to read the request form for the availability of these FlexCash funds.

All refunds must be requested through the online bill by completing the Direct Deposit Authorization and Refund Request Form. A Refund Request button will appear on the online bill if the student is eligible for a refund. If the student does not have a button, the student’s overpayment is the result of pending activity, anticipated payments, or a PLUS loan. If the student has a PLUS loan, a refund will be issued to the parent borrower unless the parent borrower granted permission to refund the student on their PLUS loan application.

For information on direct deposit and when funds will be transmitted to the student’s bank, please check the Student Account Services Office webpage under Refunds. To avoid any delays in the issuance of a refund, students need to make their FlexCash tuition bill purchase, course schedule, and room and/or meal changes prior to their arrival on campus.

Note: Refunds that are federally required to be issued to the parent borrower will be mailed out the third week of the term.

Student Withdrawal Refund Policy

All students, including non-matriculated (non-degree) students, who drop or withdraw from all of their courses, will receive refunds according to the schedule below.

Date Refund Percentage
Student withdraws from PSU before the first day of classes 100 percent
Student withdraws from PSU on or after the first day of classes, but on or before the second Friday of the term 75 percent
Student withdraws from PSU after the second Friday of the term, but on or before the 30th day after Registration Day 50 percent
Student withdraws from PSU after the 30th day after Registration Day 0 percent

Student Withdrawal and Return of Federal Title IV Financial Aid

If a student withdraws before completing 60 percent of the semester and has received any federal Title IV financial aid (Federal Direct Loan, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Direct PLUS, Federal Pell Grant, or Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grant), a portion of the awarded federal aid must be returned. The determination of the amount to be returned is calculated by the Financial Aid Office within 30 days from the date of notification of the withdrawal. This calculation may result in a student owing monies to the University and/or the Federal Title IV Programs.

Appeals

Appeals of the refund policies may be submitted to the

Academic Student Advocate Office
Plymouth State University, MSC 65
17 High Street
Plymouth NH 03264-1595.