Jun 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Graduate Catalog

Expenses and Financial Aid

Payment of Tuition and Fees

Registration is not completed until payment of tuition, residence hall rent, board, and fees have cleared. A late payment charge of $50 will be assessed on the first day of the term; a $10 charge will be assessed on each check returned for ‘insufficient funds’ unless the student can obtain an admission of error on the part of the bank. The Office of Student Services shall declare the fees unpaid and registration canceled until the check has been redeemed and the additional charge paid. Student records will not be released by the Office of Student Services for any student who has a delinquent financial obligation to the institution.

Students attending Fairmont State are offered an alternative to payment in full at the time of registration. This payment plan is known as the Financial Installment Plan Service, or FIPS. This allows students to pay their balance in four equal payments. If payment is not received before the due date each month, a $25 late fee will be added to the account. The registration process is not complete until all fees, and any penalties, have been paid in full. Fees can be paid with Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover Card. Students receiving financial aid must apply 100 percent of their aid prior to FIPS payments.

Payment in full is due prior to the first day of every term. All outstanding amounts resulting from nonpayment of tuition and fees are the responsibility of the student. Withdrawal from school, officially or unofficially, will not cancel any financial obligation already incurred. Additionally, failure to pay all financial obligations may result in debts being turned over to a collection agency.

NOTE: All tuition and fees are subject to change. Please see our homepage for the most current tuition and fee information. From the main home page, select Enrollment Center, next select Tuition and Costs to locate this information.

Please note that bills are not sent via mail. Billing information, reminders and important notices are sent to each student’s institutional e-mail address.

Tuition and Fees

Rates are per semester and per credit hour up to 8 hours for graduate students.  Graduates registered for 9 hours or more are considered to be full time. There may be special fees, course fees and/or program fees that are attached to certain courses or categories of students.  Please visit the Tuition and Fees Chart page for the most up-to-date information. 


Late Registration

Late registration fees are assessed in accordance with the fee schedule cited under Payment of Tuition and Fees. Late registrants often fail to obtain satisfactory schedules; the policy of the institution is to give priority to students who register on time.

Room and Board Rates

Information on housing can be found here

PLEASE NOTE: Graduate students interested in living on campus must contact the Office of Housing and Residence Life by phone at (304) 367-4216 or via email at reslife@fairmontstate.edu.


Refund Policy of Tuition and Fees 

A student who withdraws from the institution may arrange for a refund of fees, excluding special fees, in accordance with the following schedule. Refunds are determined from the first day of the school term. The student’s official withdrawal date is certified by the Office of Enrollment Services.

Students who have paid in advance and withdraw prior to the first day of the semester will receive full refunds.

Semester Terms
Withdrawal during first and second weeks ……….. 90% refund
During third and fourth weeks …………………………. 75% refund
During fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth weeks ……. 50% refund
Beginning with ninth week …………………….. No refund

Summer Terms

The first three days of classes…………90% refund

Fourth and fifth day of classes…………75% reffund

Sixth through tenth day of classes………50% refund

Beginning of the eleventh day of classes. No refund

Students paying on-campus tuition and fees are entitled to participate in all college activities and attend athletic events.

The housing contract is valid for the academic year. Student cannot cancel their housing application to avoid living on campus after the application is considered active. Students must submit a contract release request and be approved for a release in order to live off-campus after applying. Releases are not guaranteed. For students residing on campus, contract release requests must be submitted by the deadlines listed above in order to receive a deposit refund if approved. Please contact the Housing and Residence Life Office if you have any questions concerning this information.