All payments for tuition and fees must be made in advance or on the day of registration. Registration will not be considered complete until after payment of all obligations has been made. Checks, money orders, or approved personal checks should be made payable to Bluefield State University for the exact amount of the obligation. The following credit cards can be used to pay tuition and fees: MasterCard, Visa, and Discover. The maximum fee for students registered for on-campus and off-campus courses during the same term will be the full-time on-campus fee. Students pay fees according to their residency at the time of admission to Bluefield State. There are three schedules of fees: Resident, Metro, and Non-Resident. Metro fees apply to those students whose place of residence is in a county which borders on and touches West Virginia. These counties include: In Virginia (Residents of Virginia cities within identified counties are also eligible for Metro Rate)—Tazewell, Bland, Giles, Buchanan, Craig, Alleghany, Bath, Highland, Augusta, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Frederick, Roanoke, Botetourt, Wise, Dickenson, Lee, Scott, Russell, Washington, Smyth, Wythe, Grayson, Carroll, Pulaski, Floyd, Rockbridge and MontgomeryAdditions beginning Summer 2017: Albemarle, Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Campbell, Charlotte, Clarke, Culpepper, Fairfax, Fauquier, Franklin, Greene, Halifax, Henry, Loudoun, Madison, Nelson, Page, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Prince Edward, Prince William, Rappahannock, Warren In Kentucky—Pike, Martin, Lawrence and BoydAdditions beginning Summer 2017: Carter, Elliott, Floyd, Greenup, Johnson, Knott, Letcher, Magoffin, Morgan In Ohio—Lawrence, Gallia, Meigs, Athens, Washington, Belmont, Monroe, Jefferson and ColumbianaAdditions beginning Summer 2017: Carroll, Guernsey, Harrison, Hocking, Jackson, Mahoning, Morgan, Noble, Perry, Scioto, Stark, Vinton In Maryland—Washington, Garrett and AlleganyAdditions beginning Summer 2017: Frederick, Montgomery, Prince George's In Pennsylvania—Beaver, Washington, Fayette and GreeneAdditions beginning Summer 2017: Allegheny, Butler, Lawrence, Somerset, Westmoreland In North Carolina - Additions beginning Summer 2017: Alamance, Alleghany, Ashe, Caswell, Durham, Forsyth, Granville, Guilford, Orange, Person, Rockingham, Stokes, Surry, Wake, Wilkes, Yadkin In Tennessee - Additions beginning Summer 2017: Hancock, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan Tuition, fees, and expense schedules are published annually and are available in the Business Office and from the Office for Academic Affairs. To pay online, Go To myBSU Now. Once on your myBSU dashboard find Financial Account Information, click Pay Online, select a term to review your balance then you may click the Pay Now button in the upper right-hand corner. FALL 2023/SPRING 2024/SUMMER 2024 UNDERGRADUATE TUITION AND FEES FOR BLUEFIELD STATE UNIVERSITY Hours Resident Metro Rate Non-Resident 1 372 504 676 2 744 1,008 1,352 3 1,116 1,512 2,028 4 1,488 2,016 2,704 5 1,860 2,520 3,380 6 2,232 3,024 4,056 7 2,604 3,528 4,732 8 2,976 4,032 5,408 9 3,348 4,536 6,084 10 3,720 5,040 6,760 11 4,092 5,544 7,436 12 4,620 6,216 8,280 *Students taking 16 credit hours or more will be assessed the Academic Support Fee per credit hour: Resident Metro Rate Non-Resident 296 381 544 The rates shown above apply to all Bluefield State University campus locations. GRADUATE TUITION AND FEES FOR BLUEFIELD STATE UNIVERSITY Hours Resident Metro Rate Non-Resident 1 426 559 731 2 852 1,118 1,462 3 1,278 1,677 2,193 4 1,704 2,236 2,924 5 2,130 2,795 3,655 6 2,556 3,354 4,386 7 2,982 3,913 5,117 8 3,408 4,472 5,848 9 3,834 5,031 6,579 10 4,260 5,590 7,310 11 4,686 6,149 8,041 12 5,112 6,708 8,772 LATE REGISTRATION (PAYMENT OF FEES) - $75.00 MID-TERM LATE PAYMENT OF FEE - $500.00 THESE FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME BY THE WEST VIRGINIA HIGHER EDUCATION POLICY COMMISSION OR BLUEFIELD STATE BOARD OF GOVERNORS *The refund policy will only apply to students who totally withdraw from the college. No refunds will be made because of a reduction in credit hours. See the catalog for further information. Housing and Food Charges Rate Per Semester 2023-24 Single Room $4,000 Double Room (amount per student) $2,700 Triple Room (amount per student) $2,000 Honors Cottage (amount per student) $2,700 Residential Unlimited Meals 7-Days per Week $2,704 Residential 14 Meals per Week $2,175 Commuter 100 Meals per Semester $950 Commuter 60 Meals per Semester $590 Commuter 20 Meals per Semester $200 Calculate your tuition costs FALL 2023/SPRING 2024/SUMMER 2024 SPECIAL FEES Special Fees and Charges Rate Per Semester / Occurrence 2023-24 Engineering Technology & Computer Science Fee (per credit hour) $55 RBA Programmatic Fee $385 RBA Portfolio Fee (per credit hour) $25 Health Science Programmatic Fee: A.S.N. $648 Health Science Programmatic Fee: A.S.R.T. - Fall, Spring, Summer I & II $324 Health Science Programmatic Fee: LPN to RN Program Annual Fee (Bluefield & Beckley Campus) $648 BS Nursing (per credit hour) $42 BS Radiologic Science (per credit hour) $42 Business Programmatic $216 BS Education Programmatic Fee $216 Academic Support Fee (per credit hour taking 16 or more hours per semester) : Resident $296 Academic Support Fee (per credit hour taking 16 or more hours per semester) : Metro $381 Academic Support Fee (per credit hour taking 16 or more hours per semester) : Non Resident $544 RBA Degree Evaluation $300 Science Programmatic Fee (per credit hour) $55 Transcript (after first) $25 Enhancement Fee (degree-seeking students) $0 Administrative Fee $500 Late Registration/Late Payment of Fees $75 Mid-Term Late Payment Fee $500 Returned Check Fee $25 Credit Card Fee 3.00% Diploma Replacement Fee $25 Special Fees are NOT REFUNDABLE except when a class is canceled by the college. Late Registration Fee Any student who has not completed registration and paid registration fees by the end of the day designated as Last Day for Registration and Payment of Fees will be considered a late registrant and will be charged a late registration fee of $75.00. Any exception occasioned by an irregular registration must be approved by the Registrar. Graduate and Professional Students The Federal Unsubsidized Stafford loan is a fixed-rate federal student loan available to graduate and professional school students. Federal Stafford loans are the most common way to pay for graduate and professional school. As of July 1, 2012, only unsubsidized Federal Stafford loans are available to graduate students. Listed below are some benefits of the Federal Stafford Loan for Graduate and Professional Students: Low fixed interest rate (unsubsidized). Students may borrow up to $20,500 per year. No payments while enrolled in school. Not based on credit standing. Graduate Combined Loan Limit (including all undergraduate loans) $138,500 Students must complete a new Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling at studentaid.gov before loans can be processed. Direct PLUS Loan amounts for parents of graduate/professional students There are no fixed annual or aggregate loan limits for Direct PLUS Loans. A graduate or professional student may be awarded a Direct PLUS Loan for up to the student’s COA minus other EFA. Therefore, a graduate/professional student who has received the maximum Direct Unsubsidized Loan amount for an academic year may have additional Direct PLUS Loan eligibility. Similarly, the total Direct PLUS Loan amount borrowed by a parent on behalf of a dependent student may not exceed the student’s estimated COA minus other EFA the student receives for the period of enrollment. This is the only borrowing limit for Direct PLUS Loans.