Dropping a class after the drop deadline will result in a 'W' on the transcript and applicable tuition charges.
To cover expenses associated with providing supplies, materials or software needed for experiments, projects, assignments and classroom instruction.
Tuition is intended to cover expenses that are common to all (or most) students. Course fees more equitably align the supplies/materials cost intensive courses with the students who take them.
Yes, the course fee applies to all sections of the course.
Course fees will be credited back to your bill if you drop a course before the last day to drop a course without penalty. Since materials are purchased in advance, we will be unable to refund fees if courses are dropped after that date.
Yes. If the charges decrease, your payment plan will be decreased accordingly. If charges increase, you will be notified by email and required to approve the increase by email response.
The course fee will show up as a separate line on your bill.
The Virginia529 Prepaid plan can only be used to cover tuition. Course fees are not Virginia529 eligible. If you are using a 529 from a state other than Virginia or a bank, please check with the plan administrator for course fee eligibility.
On average, the cost of course fees will have little effect on your financial aid. Financial aid eligibility is determined using an average cost for tuition and fees, which includes course fees, but the impact on financial aid is marginal.
Courses with course fees are supplies/materials intensive. Auditing a course will still require the use and purchase of these supplies and materials for all students registered for the course (including those auditing the course).
Tuition and course fees are not discounted for any student.
Please check with your athletic advisor about the applicability of your athletics scholarship to cover course fees.
Course fees and related expenses are specific to particular courses. Most JMU courses do not require extra fees; however, selected courses that are expensive to produce do have extra fees that are not covered by tuition. Course fees cannot be waived.