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FIRST-YEAR:
Nikki Johnson Williams
Director of Admission
1-800-456-9595
(540) 362-6401
huadm@hollins.edu

TRANSFER:
Mary Ellen Apgar
Transfer Student Admission Coordinator
1-800-456-9595
huadm@hollins.edu

INTERNATIONAL:
Stacey Hill
International Student Admission Coordinator
1-800-456-9595
huintl@hollins.edu

HORIZON:
Mary Ellen Apgar
Director, Horizon Program
(540) 362-6609
apgarme2@hollins.edu

General Policies

Balances Due

Students are required to pay tuition and fees in full or have approved financial aid for any outstanding balance by the due dates. Students will not be admitted or allowed to return to campus until all outstanding balances are paid in full. The university reserves the right to drop the student's registration and/or revoke access to dining and information services.

 

Changes

The university reserves the right to change fees.

 

Graduation

The university will not issue a diploma unless bills are paid in full. If all academic requirements are met, the Board of Trustees and faculty confer degrees, finances notwithstanding. Diplomas will be held until accounts are cleared.

 

Hollins University Budget Payment Plans

Hollins University participates in interest-free monthly payment plans, TuitionPay, offered by Higher One (SallieMae) available to all full-time, undergraduate students with the exception of visitors to our Hollins Abroad programs. These payment plans are administered by Higher One (Sallie Mae).  Payment plan contracts are written for full-year tuition, room, and board fees only. Payments begin June 1 or August 1 and end March 1.  There is a $55 nonrefundable fee to enroll in a payment plan. A late payment charge of 5% per month is assessed by Higher One (Sallie Mae) on balances more than eight days past due.
Visit https://tuitionpay.salliemae.com for more information or to enroll now or call 1-800-635-0120 to speak to a Sallie Mae specialist.

 

Housing Deposits

Returning students may not participate in room selection unless this fee is paid in full.

 

Late Payments

There is a charge of 3% per month after 30 days.

 

Miscellaneous Policies

For students who are billed by the credit hour, tuition refunds for course withdrawals will be made according to the same schedule reported below.

 

Re-admit Fee:

Students who withdraw from Hollins for any reason will be charged a $100.00 re-admit fee.

 

Registration

A student will not be permitted to register for any term unless bills are paid in full with the exception of charges added in the last 30-day billing period.

 

Returned Check Fee

There is a charge of $35.00 for returned checks.

 

Refunds

Withdrawal from the university will result in a refund of fees paid and/or owed as follows:

Withdrawal prior to first class meeting date:
A 100% refund will be made of tuition, room, board, and all fees.


Withdrawal subsequent to first class meeting date:

  • Re-admit Fee: If withdrawn from the university for any reason, to be re-admitted that same term, there is a $100.00 processing fee.

  • Tuition: Tuition refunds to students who withdraw on or after the first day of classes each term will be made as follows:
    FALL TERM
    • 90% tuition refund for withdrawal by September 18, 2014
    • 50% tuition refund for withdrawal by September 25, 2014
    • 25% tuition refund for withdrawal by October 16, 2014
    • Beginning October 17, 2014, no tuition refund

    SPRING TERM
    • 90% tuition refund for withdrawal by February 19, 2015
    • 50% tuition refund for withdrawal by February 26, 2015
    • 25% tuition refund for withdrawal by March 19, 2015
    • Beginning March 20, 2015, no tuition refund

  • Return of Title IV Federal Financial Aid
    The Higher Education Amendments of 1998 (HEA98) represent a major shift in the Return of Title IV Federal Financial Aid when a student withdraws from the university. This change in policy went into effect at Hollins University with the fall semester 2000. The policy governs all federal grant and loan programs (Pell, Stafford loans, SEOG, Perkins and PLUS loans), but does not include the Federal Work-Study program.

    The new law assumes that a student "earns" approved (verified) federal financial aid awards in proportion to the number of days in the term prior to the student's complete withdrawal. If a student completely withdraws from school during a term, the school must calculate, according to a specific formula, the portion of the total scheduled financial assistance that the student has earned and is therefore entitled to retain, until the time that the student withdrew. If a student receives (or the university receives on the student's behalf) more assistance than she earns, the unearned funds must be returned to the Department of Education or to the Federal Stafford or parent's Federal PLUS loan lenders. If a student's charges are less than the amount earned, and a refund is due, the student may be able to receive those additional funds. Students who have not completed the verification process are ineligible to receive any financial aid.

    The portion of the federal grants and loans that the student is entitled to receive is calculated on a percentage basis by comparing the total number of days in the semester to the number of days that the student completed before she withdrew. Students should contact the Office of Scholarships and Financial Assistance before withdrawing to understand the effect on their financial assistance.

  • Board
    Board will be refunded on a daily pro rata basis less an administrative fee ($200 for 2014-15).

  • Room and Other Fees (SGA dues, etc.)
    No refund under any circumstances.

  • Short Term
    No refund is made for time spent off campus during Short Term.

  • For students who are billed by the credit hour, tuition refunds for course withdrawals will be made according to the same schedule reported above.

  • Hollins reserves the right to suspend or expel a student at any time if her conduct is unsatisfactory or if she violates the rules and regulations as set forth by the university. In the event either is necessary, there is no refund except for $60 per month for meals, less an administrative fee ($200 for 2014-15).

Transcripts

The university will not issue an academic transcript unless bills are paid in full with the exception of charges added in the last 30-day billing period. Additionally, students who hold federal loans that are in the collections process or in default will not be issued an academic transcript until satisfactory payment arrangements have been made and executed.

 

VA Benefits

VA Benefits, including Post-9/11 GI Bill® and/or Yellow Ribbon benefits, will always be considered first for payment on a student’s tuition and fees at Hollins University. Other sources of funding specifically identified for tuition may be reduced or returned when total resources exceed the cost of tuition and fees.