Jan 19, 2022  
2011/2012 Catalog 
2011/2012 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Tuition and Fees

At Heritage University, the development of a strong sense of financial responsibility is considered an integral part of a basic education that prepares the student to be a responsible citizen of the world community.

Students requiring financial assistance from the university must contact the Financial Aid Office before attempting to complete registration. Financial aid arrangements should be made at least three months before the first registration to ensure timely credit to the student’s account. Registration is not officially completed until all financial arrangements have been approved.

The university reserves the right to withhold statements of honorable dismissal, transcripts, records, and diplomas and to deny registration, until all university charges have been paid and the student’s account is cleared. Further, the university reserves similar rights if any student loan account (including NDSL and Perkins Loans) is in past-due or delinquent status.

Tuition and fee rates are approved by the Board of Directors. The university reserves the right to change the fee schedule and tuition rates for a given term, without prior notice. Tuition and fees listed here are for the 2010-2011 academic year.





Undergraduate (UG) Full-time (12-15 credits per fall and spring semesters) $15480/yr.   TBD
UG Tuition Overload Fee for more than 15 credits per semester $645/sem. cr.   TBD
UG Tuition Fee for fewer than 12 credits per semester $645/sem. cr.   TBD
Graduate $760/sem. cr.   TBD
Special Course Fee (includes science, pottery, and any course with contact hours greater than credit hours) $110/Course   TBD
Lifelong Learning Costs vary   Costs vary
Audit with Record 1/2 tuition   1/2 tuition
Audit for Senior Citizens (62+ yrs.; on space-available basis) $50sem. cr.   TBD

Academic Fees

Application Fees (nonrefundable)

Undergraduate Student None   None
Graduate Student $80   TBD

Registration Fees

Initial Registration (nonrefundable) $70   TBD
Add/Drop Fee (payable at filing) $50   TBD
Late Registration Fee $70   TBD
Removal of Incomplete Grade $50/course   TBD
Credit by Examination, Application Fee $170/course   TBD
Examination Credit Tuition 1/2 tuition   TBD
Transcript Fee (nonrefundable) $10 first copy*   TBD
Transcript Fee (same-day processing) $15 first copy*   TBD

*$5 per additional copy

Graduation Fees

Graduate Degree $170   TBD
Undergraduate Degree (B.A., B.S., B.A.Ed., B.S.W.) $150   TBD
Undergraduate Degree (A.A., A.S.) $80   TBD
Certificate $80   TBD
Graduate Comprehensive Exam Fee $80   TBD
Diploma Replacement Fee $80   TBD
Second Concurrent Certificate/Degree $80   TBD

LINK Program Fees

Individualized Assessment Fee $180   TBD
Approved LINK Credits 1/2 tuition   1/2 tuition

Student Service Fee

Student Activity Fee (all Toppenish undergraduate students) $30/sem.   $30/sem.

Students accepted into nursing, teacher education, clinical laboratory science, or counseling courses must subscribe to student professional liability insurance, which is generally $50 or more per year.


All charges are due and payable at the time of registration; however, deferred payment plans may be approved by the Business Office. The university reserves the right to deny students permission to register for another semester if any part of the account for the preceding semester(s) remains unpaid. Seniors must clear accounts one month prior to their graduation date.

Deferred Payment Plan Requirements

  1. The nonrefundable, one-time registration fee is due at the time of registration. All non-tuition fees, such as laboratory fees, are paid at registration unless financial aid has been awarded and an education loan for deferred tuition payments form has been completed.
  2. If financial aid has been awarded, a copy of the award letter must be attached to the registration, along with the completed education loan form.
  3. If there is insufficient or no financial aid awarded at the time of registration, a payment of one-third of the tuition must be made at registration. The remaining two-thirds will be paid in equal monthly payments in accordance with the education loan form.
  4. Billings are sent on or about the 20th of each month.
  5. Late payments on a deferred tuition education loan shall be assessed a $25 fee. Interest of 1.0% per month on the unpaid balance at the end of the semester shall be charged until the account is cleared.
  6. Payments over 45 days delinquent are cause for the student to be dropped from classes.
  7. Registrations of less than 3 credit hours are not eligible for the deferred payment plan.
  8. A $25 administrative fee per semester is charged for using the deferred payment system.


All requests for withdrawals must be made on an official add/drop form or online for refunds to be granted. Submittal must be made to the Registrar’s Office by the appropriate day and approved before refund requests are granted.

Heritage University Refund Policy

FALL & SPRING TERMS — Undergraduates Only

Days (including weekends and holidays) Percentage of Refund
First day of the semester through the 14th calendar day 100%
15th day through the 28th day 50%
29th day through the end of the semester 0%


Student Withdraws Percentage of Refund
Prior to 10% of the total contact hours of the course 100%
Prior to 20% of the total contact hours of the course 50%
Prior to 25% of the total contact hours of the course 25%
After 25% of the total contact hours of the course 0%

All above percentages exclude nonrefundable fees. Laboratory fees are refundable.

Refunds will be available to the student approximately four weeks after an official withdrawal form is submitted to and approved by the Registrar’s Office. An additional two weeks are required to process refund requests made by mail. Debts owed to the university must be paid in full before any tuition refund is issued. These debts include, but are not limited to, payments owed to the bookstore, the Emergency Loan Fund, and tuition and fees. First-time students on financial aid shall be accorded prorated refunds, per U.S. Department of Education regulations.