uwf banner 2004-2005 CATALOG  
Table of Contents
Welcome
Telephone Directory
Academic Calendars
     Year 2004/2005
     Fall Semester 2004
     Spring Semester 2005
     Summer Semester 2005
University Mission
Accreditations
Degrees, Areas of Specialization,
Minors

Admissions
After Admission
Financial Assistance
Student Activities
Student Services and Resources
Tuition and Fees
Military and Veterans Information
Registration and Records
Academic Policies
Graduation and General Degree
Requirements

Public Service and Research Centers
College Mission Statements
Undergraduate Degree Programs
Master's Degree Programs
Specialist Degree Programs
Doctoral Degree Programs
Course Numbering System
Course Listings and Descriptions
Administration
Faculty
Index
Tuition and Fees
General Information Payment of Fees 2004-2005 Estimated Full-Time Student Budget
GENERAL INFORMATION
The schedule of tuition fees and other special fees applies to all regularly enrolled students at the University of West Florida. Required fees are established by the Florida Board of Education and Florida Legislature and are generally updated each fall semester. The University will make every possible effort to advertise any changes in fees when and if they occur. Completion of registration includes payment of fees.

Residency for Tuition Purposes
To qualify as a Florida resident for tuition purposes, the student (dependent or independent) must be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident alien, or a legal alien granted an indefinite stay by U.S. Immigration, and must have established legal residence in Florida for at least one year. A student who does not meet this basic criteria cannot be classified as a resident for tuition purposes. Questions regarding residency status upon initial application to UWF should be directed to the Office of Admissions. Questions regarding a change in residency status after enrollment should be directed to the Office of the Registrar (see Change of Residency Status).

Tuition and Registration Fees
The following schedule of fees lists the approved per credit hour fees in effect at the time of publication of this Catalog and is generally updated each fall semester. Fees actually charged will be in accordance with the fee schedule approved by the Florida Legislature and Florida Board of Education.
 
Tuition and fees rates for FALL
SEMESTER 2003 WERE as follows:
Undergraduate
Course
1000-4999
Graduate Course/
Thesis
Dissertation
5000-8999
Pensacola Campus Courses
Florida Students $ 95.19 $207.77
Non-Florida Students 462.79 777.05
Courses at Other Locations
Florida Students 91.19 203.77
Non-Florida Students 458.79 773.05
3rd Time Repeat Course Fees (Pensacola Campus)
Florida Students 259.73 N/A
Non-Florida Students 627.33 N/A

Alabama Differential Out-of-State Tuition
The University of West Florida has been authorized to offer a special out-of-state tuition rate to residents of Alabama counties whose borders are within 50 miles of the Florida-Alabama border.

Alabama residents of the following counties may qualify for this differential rate: Baldwin, Barbour, Butler, Clarke, Coffee, Conecuh, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Escambia, Geneva, Henry, Houston, Mobile, Monroe, Pike, and Washington.

Alabama residents of the above listed counties must meet the following requirements to qualify for differential out-of-state tuition:

  1. Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident alien, or legal alien granted indefinite stay by INS; and

  2. Be an independent person or a dependent person who has established and maintained legal and physical ties within the designated counties of Alabama as evidenced by a combination of a driver's license, vehicle registration, voter registration, Declaration of Domicile, etc. for a period of 12 months prior to enrollment at UWF; or

  3. Active duty personnel of the Armed Forces, their spouses and dependent children, whose state of legal residence or location of active duty station is within the designated counties of Alabama.

UWF's differential out-of-state tuition for qualifying residents of these designated Alabama counties consist of the Florida in-state tuition plus $21.00 per semester hour.

Repeat Course Surcharge
By act of the 1997 Florida Legislature (H.B. 1545), each public university of Florida is required to implement a repeat course surcharge for students who take a State-funded undergraduate course for the third time.

Starting with the Fall Semester 1997, students who take the same course for the third time at UWF are subject to increased matriculation fee of 100% of the cost of instruction. See section on Repeat Course Surcharge under Registration.

Special Fees
ADMISSION APPLICATION FEE: $30.00
Students submitting an admission application for degree-seeking status are required to pay a $30 nonrefundable application fee. Students applying for the non-degree category are not required to pay the application fee until degree-seeking status is requested.

DIPLOMA REPLACEMENT FEE: $10.00
This is a replacement fee for preparation of a duplicate diploma.

LATE PAYMENT FEE: $50.00
A late payment fee is assessed to students who do not pay full tuition by the designated deadlines (see Academic Calendar).

LATE REGISTRATION FEE: $50.00
A late registration fee is assessed when a student does not begin registration during the designated registration periods (see Academic Calendar and registration sections in the Catalog and on the web).

MATERIALS AND SUPPLY FEE: VARIABLE AMOUNT PER COURSE/PER SEMESTER
Each University President is authorized to assess Material and Supply Fees not to exceed the amount necessary to offset the cost of materials or supply items which are consumed in the course of the student's instructional activities, excluding the cost of equipment and equipment repairs and maintenance. This varies depending on the materials and supplies required for the individual course. Specific fees are listed on the web and in the Navigation Guide.

NAUTILUS CARD: $10.00
The Nautilus Card is the official University photo I.D. card for students, faculty, and staff. It serves as the library card, debit card, meal card, and copy card. It is required for access to recreation facilities and the student health center, for tickets to University events, and for financial aid delivery. A onetime fee is assessed, and all students attending classes on the Pensacola campus are required to obtain the Nautilus Card. Picture identification is required. A fee of $10 will be charged for a replacement card.

ARGO ORIENTATION FOR TRANSFER STUDENTS FEE: $30.00
This fee covers supplies, food, Nautilus Card payment for the ARGO for Transfer Program.

ARGO ORIENTATION FOR FRESHMEN FEE: $75.00
This fee covers supplies, food, Nautilus Card payment and lodging during orientation for freshmen students entering in the Fall.  For students entering in the Summer and Spring there is a $30.00 fee which covers supplies, food, and Nautilus Card payment.

REINSTATEMENT FEE: $100.00
A late registration and payment fee is assessed to students whose registrations were canceled due to nonpayment of fees and whose appeal has been approved for reinstatement. Reinstatements are not automatic.

RETURNED CHECK SERVICE CHARGE: $25.00/$30.00/$40.00
A returned check charge is assessed to students who have a check returned by a bank to UWF. The service charges are: $25.00 if the face amount of the check does not exceed $50; $30.00 if the face value exceeds $50 but does not exceed $300; $40.00 if the face value exceeds $300, or an amount up to five percent of the face amount of the check, whichever is greater.

STANDARD TESTS FEE: AT COST
A fee is assessed for test materials and related factoring used in standardized tests such as the Graduate Record Exam.

STUDENT HEALTH FEE: $3.00 PER SEMESTER HOUR
A health fee is assessed for each semester hour of registration for courses offered on the Pensacola campus (fee is included in the tuition assessment).

Students enrolled in courses offered at locations other than the Pensacola campus may utilize the University health service by paying the per credit hour health fee for all courses in which they are enrolled.

Upon request to the University Fee Appeals Committee, the health fee will be refunded to students interning or co-oping outside Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties.

TRANSCRIPT FEE: $5.00
This fee is assessed for each official transcript issued and must be paid at the time of transcript order.