May 20, 2024  
2015-2016 Catalog with Addendums 
2015-2016 Catalog with Addendums [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, Direct Loans, 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.





Undergraduate (UG) Full-time (12-16 credits per fall and spring semesters) $18,456/yr.   $19,032/yr.
UG Tuition Overload Fee for more than 16 credits per semester $769/sem. cr.   $793/sem. cr.
UG Tuition Fee for fewer than 12 credits per semester $769/sem. cr.   $793/sem. cr.
Special Course Fee (includes science, pottery and any course with contact hours greater than credit hours) $136/Course   $136/Course
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) $60/sem. cr.   $60/sem. cr.
Graduate Level      
Graduate Tuition-COEP & English $870/sem. cr   $770/sem. cr
Graduate Master in Medical Science Program-CA&S $870/sem. cr   $870/sem. cr
Graduate Tuition-Physician Assistant Program (Grad Class 2016) $35,500/yr.   $35,500/yr.
Graduate Tuition-Physician Assistant Program (Grad Class 2017) $37,275/yr.   $37,275/yr.
Graduate Tuition-Physician Assistant Program (Grad Class 2018) N/A   $39,200/yr.

Academic Fees

Application Fees (non-refundable)

Undergraduate Student (effective August 1st of each year) $25   $25
Graduate Student (effective August 1st of each year) $95   $95

Registration Fees

Initial Registration (nonrefundable) $65   $90
Add/Drop Fee (payable at filing) $65   $70
Late Registration Fee $85   $90
Removal of Incomplete Grade $65/course   $70/course
Credit by Examination, Application Fee $220/course   $230/course
HU 105 Residence Fee $180/term   $185/term
Examination Credit Tuition 1/2 tuition   1/2 tuition
Transcript Fee (Online, effective August 1st of each year) $15 per copy   $15 per copy
Transcript Fee (In Person same-day processing, effective August 1st of each year) $15 per copy   $15 per copy

Graduation Fees

Graduate Degree $200   $210
Undergraduate Degree (B.A., B.S., B.A.Ed., B.S.W.) $180   $190
Undergraduate Degree (A.A., A.S.) $95   $100
Certificate $95   $100
Graduate Comprehensive Exam Fee $95   $100
Diploma Replacement Fee $95   $100
Second Concurrent Certificate/Degree $95   $100

LINK Program Fees

Individualized Assessment Fee $200   $200
Approved LINK Credits 1/2 tuition   1/2 tuition

Student Service Fees

Student Activity Fee (all Toppenish undergraduate students) $55/sem.   $60/sem.
COMPASS Testing Fee  (effective 7/1/15) $20/test   $20/test
COMPASS Testing Fee, Retakes (effective 7/1/15) $10/test   $10/test

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, tuition payment plans are available at 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.

  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/or a payment plan has been established. 
  2. If financial aid has been awarded, a copy of the award letter must be attached to the registration.
  3. Statements are sent on or about the 20th of each month.


All request 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. Forms must be submitted on the previous business day if the cut-off day is a non-business workday.

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, tuition and fees. First-time students on financial aid shall be accorded prorated refunds, per U.S. Department of Education regulations.