4.33 Fees and Refunds Policy
The Board of Trustees will establish tuition, fees and refund rates and schedules for students attending the College. Tuition, fees and refund schedules are subject to change at any time and without advance notice. Tuition and fees established by the Board shall be published in the College catalog or other appropriate publications. A schedule of tuition, fees and refunds will be available from the College website, Registrar’s Office or Business Office.
Procedures: (Revised 8-25-2008)
4.33.1 Installment Payment Policy
An installment payment of fees is permitted at a rate and schedule to be established by the administration.
4.33.2 Bank Card Payment
Use of bank cards in paying for fees is permitted.
4.33.3 Business Waiver
Out-of-district fees will be waived for individuals whose fees are being paid by an in-district business or industry.
4.33.4 Senior Citizens Waiver (Revised 5-20-2014)
Tuition will be waived for any Missouri resident who is 65 years of age or older on or before August first of a school year for College credit courses on a space available basis. Proof of eligibility will be required when registering. Courses must be taken on an audit basis, contingent on space availability, and all course prerequisites must be met prior to registration. General fees and special course fees are not included in the Senior Citizens Waiver. The Senior Citizens Waiver does not apply to courses offered only on a non-credit basis or programs offered through educational partners. Senior citizens may begin registering three (3) weeks prior to the start of the semester.
4.33.5 Tuition for Veterans (Revised 2-18-2015)
The following individuals shall be charged the in-state rate or be otherwise considered a resident for tuition purposes:
• Veterans using educational assistance under either Chapter 30 (Montgomery G.I.Bill® – Active Duty Program) or Chapter 33 (Post-9/11 G.I. Bill®) of Title 38, United States Code, who live in the State of Missouri while attending East Central College (regardless of their formal state of residence) and enroll in the College within three years of discharge from a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
• Persons using transferred Post-9/11 G.I. Bill® benefits who live in Missouri while attending East Central College (regardless of their formal state of residence) and enroll at the College within three years of the transferor’s discharge from a period of activity duty service of 90 days or more.
• A spouse or child using benefits under the Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship who lives in Missouri while attending East Central College (regardless of their formal state of residence) and enrolls at the College within three years of the Service member’s death in the line of duty following a period of active duty service of 90 days or more.
• Persons described above while they remain continuously enrolled at the College. The person so described must have enrolled at the College prior to the expiration of the three year period following discharge or death described above and must be using educational benefits under Chapter 30 or Chapter 33 of Title 38, United States Code.
4.33.6 Appeals Process
In the event of extenuating circumstances and with proper written documentation, a partial or total refund for tuition may be granted. Students may appeal through the office of the Chief Student Affairs Officer.
(Reaffirmed 12-2-1991; Revised 5-8-2006)