Student Expenses

Central Methodist University is a private, not-for-profit, gift-supported institution, deriving no direct income from taxes or other public funds. Tuition and fees cover only part of the instructional costs each year, and the remainder of the operating budget is income from the Endowment Fund, as well as gifts of alumni, (business) corporations, The United Methodist Church, and other friends of the University.

The Board of Trustees of Central Methodist University reserves the right to change the fees listed in this catalog without notice should the situation warrant a change. However, such changes will not occur during the current year in which a student is in attendance.

Annual Direct Costs - Tuition, Room, Board, and Fees 2018-19 2019-20
Tuition (12-18 hours per semester) $23,650 $24,300
Average Room andBoard $7,940 $8,160
Fees $770 $770
Total Average Annual Direct Costs $32,360 $33,230
Average Book and Supply cost (estimated) $1,000 $1,000
Direct Costs - Breakdown per Semester
Full-time tuition (12-18 hours) $11,825 $12,150
Part-time tuition (7-11 hours, per credit hour) $990 $1,015
Part-time tuition (1-6 hours and summer courses, per credit hour) $210 $220
Overload tuition (for each hour over 18) $210 $220
Residence Hall* $1,945 $2,000
Meal Plan (per semester)^ $2,025 $2,080
Student Fees Per Semester: Mandatory (full-time or per credit hour, part-time) 2018-19 2019-20
Career Center Fee $25 or $2.50 $25 or $2.50
Classroom Assessment Fee $110 or $9.25 $110 or $9.25
Educational Resource Fee $120 or $10 $120 or $10
Health Clinic Fee $30 or $2.50 $30 or $2.50
Student Government Fee $90 or $9* $90 or $9*
Yearbook Fee $10 or $1 $10 or $1
Other Fees (Not all fees are applicable to all students.) 2018-19 2019-20
Art Fee (per credit hour) $10 $10
Athletic Training Program Fees**
CGES Student Service Fee (per credit hour) $15 $20
Continuing Education Credit Fees**
Credit by Examination $35 $35
Duplicate Diploma $25 $25
Education Majors Background Check** $13.25 per transaction $14.00 per transaction
Freshman Class Book (CMU101) $15 $15
Graduation Fee $75 $75
Greek Insurance $50, $75 for new members $50, $75 for new members
ID Card Replacement $10 $10
Late Payment Fee 2% monthly of the balance due 2% monthly of the balance due
Nursing Fees Nursing fees are now located on the nursing home page. Nursing fees are now located on the nursing home page.
Online Service Fee $50 $50
Occupational Therapy Program Fees**
Overload Fee (more than 18 hours) $210 $220
Orientation Fee $100 $100
Parking Citations $15-$100 $15-$100
Parking Permit (per semester) $30 $35
Payment Plan Enrollment Fee $25-$50 $25-50
Physical Therapist Assistant Program Fees**
Preceptor Fee $100 n/a
Printing Costs
Private Music Lessons (per lesson, max $250) $125 $125
Re-Core & Replace Keys $75 $75
Re-issued Payroll or Refund Check $25 $25
Residence Halls - Damage Deposit $100 $100
Returned Check $30 $30
Science Laboratory Fee (per course, max $100) $50 $50
Security Check & FBI Fingerprint Screening for Education majors $43.05 $41.25
Single Room Charge (per semester) $500 $500
Sports Medicine/Athletic Training Physical (per semester) $75 $75
Student Teaching Fees $35 per credit hour $35 per credit hour
Student Teaching Mileage Fee (only for those students teaching outside the 60-mile radius) $500 $500
Transcript Fees Mailing: $7.50
Electronic Exchange: $7.50
Electronic PDF: $9
Fax Unofficial: $7.50
Priority Mail: Add $20
Priority Mail: Add $15
Mailing: $7.50
Electronic Exchange: $7.50
Electronic PDF: $9
Fax Unofficial: $7.50
Priority Mail: Add $20
Priority Mail: Add $15
Wire Transfer Payment Fee** Domestic: $20
International: $50
Domestic: $20
International: $50

**Subject to changes initiated by the vendor
* This is the average cost for a resident hall, this number will vary depending upon the residence hall chosen.
^This is the cost of a full meal plan (19 meals per week); the cost will vary depending on the meal plan chosen. Freshmen and Transfer students are required to have the 19 meal plan for the first year of attendance. See below.

Tuition for Part-time or Audit Students
1-6 Semester Hours (per credit hour) $210
7-11 Semester Hours (per credit hour) $930
Overload Charge (per credit hour over 18 hours) $210
High School Students (one course per semester at half reg. tuition rate)
Graduate (M.Ed.) (per credit hour) $250
Graduate (MME) (per credit hour) $250
Graduate (MSM) (per credit hour) $380
Graduate (MSN) (per credit hour) $380
Graduate (MSCC) (per credit hour) $380
Undergraduate Online (per credit hour) $250
Undergraduate Online Service Fee (per online course)-applies only to students enrolled in 12 or more CLAS hours $50
Graduate Online (per credit hour) $290
CMU First Class (Dual Credit) (per credit hour) $80
CMU First Class (Dual Credit) Online (per credit hour) $120
Accelerated BSN (per credit hour) $540
Payment Regulations

Fees and expenses are due and payable by the published due date; students will not be admitted to classes until arrangements concerning their settlement have been made at the Business Office. If financial obligations are not honored, the student will be denied certain university services (e.g., registration, transcripts, and food service). All payments not received within 10 days of the due date will be assessed a monthly late fee of 2% of balance.

Monthly payment options are available through NelNet. There are several payment plans available for the handling of student accounts. The total cost may be paid at the beginning of each semester. For more information about the payment plans, please write the Student Receivable Cashier, Central Methodist University, 411 Central Methodist Square, Fayette, MO 65248, or call 660-248-6207.

Refunds and Withdrawal

A student who wishes to withdraw from the University must obtain a withdrawal form from the Director of Student Success in the Center for Learning and Teaching. It is the student's responsibility to see that this withdrawal form is completed and filed with the Director of Student Success or Hall Director. The form is NOT complete until it is returned to either the Director of Student Success or the Hall Director. The form requires signed clearance from the Residence Hall Director, Library, Financial Assistance Office, Scholarship Coach or Director (music/athletics), Director of Student Success, and Business Office. When the completed withdrawal form, together with the student ID Card, is filed, the University will adjust tuition in accordance with the following refund schedule:

Fall and Spring semesters Refund
Withdrawal first and second weeks 90% of tuition
Withdrawal third and fourth weeks 50% of tuition
Withdrawal fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth weeks 25% of tuition
After eighth week None
8 Week Course
Withdrawal first week 90% of tuition
Withdrawal second week 50% of tuition
Withdrawal third and fourth week 25% of tuition
After fourth week None
4 Week Course
Withdrawal first through second day of class 90% of tuition
Withdrawal third through fifth day of class 50% of tuition
Withdrawal sixth through tenth day of class 25% of tuition
Withdrawal after 10th day of class None
3 Week Course
Withdrawal first through second day of class 90% of tuition
Withdrawal third through fourth day of class 50% of tuition
Withdrawal fifth through eighth day of class 25% of tuition

Board fees are refunded on a pro-rata basis. Room and incidental fees are non-refundable. Institutional financial aid will be charged back at the corresponding tuition refund percentage. Federal assistance will be refunded according to federal guidelines.

Students who do not officially withdrawal or are administratively withdrawn from CMU may forfeit eligibility for a tuition refund. When students earn a zero grade point average (0.0 GPA) for a payment period, they are not eligible for a tuition refund despite the possibility that they may be subject to federal funds returns (See Return to Title IV Funds).

Administrative Withdrawal Policy

Central Methodist University expects students to be actively engaged in their courses, defined as attending each and every class meeting and diligently completing all learning activities (daily assignments, quizzes, papers, problem-sets, etc.) for each enrolled course. This administrative withdrawal policy was created to assist students in establishing good academic engagement and attendance habits. Failure to routinely complete daily and major assignments or attend class places students in jeopardy of being administratively withdrawn from any or all courses at any time during a semester or term. Administrative withdrawals may reduce the amount of financial assistance the student receives and could necessitate repayment of aid already received. Students who are administratively withdrawn will not be eligible for a tuition refund. Being administratively withdrawn does not relieve their obligation to pay all tuition and fees due to the college. The University reserves the right to withdraw any student from one or more classes or from the University for academic misconduct, excessive absence, disruptive behavior, or other sufficient cause.

Student Accounts

Payments: Remittances should be addressed to the Cashier, Central Methodist University, 411 Central Methodist Square, Fayette, MO 65248. For questions, call 660-248-6207.

Outstanding Accounts: Students who have outstanding accounts may not be allowed to take final examinations, to pre-register for the next semester, to have transcripts issued, to participate in commencement, or to receive diplomas until appropriate financial arrangements have been made with the Business Office. Room, Board, and other privileges may be suspended as a result of unsatisfactory payments. Past due accounts may be turned over to a collection agency with all related legal and collection fees also due from the student.

Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018

CMU will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to class, libraries or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that Chapter 31 or Chapter 33 recipient borrow additional funds to covers the individual's inability to meet his of her financial obligations to the institution due tot he delayed disbursement of a payment by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.