2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Tuition, Fees, and Expenses

Tuition per Semester
LDS Tuition
12-18 credits $1,670
1-11 credits (per credit) $140
More than 18 credits (per credit) $140
Non-LDS Tuition
12-18 credits $3,340
1-11 credits (per credit) $280
More than 18 credits (per credit) $280
Health Insurance per Semester
Required Health Plan Premium Varies
**Waiver available for private health insurance if submitted by the tuition/health plan deadline.
Fees
Admission Application $35
Placement Test $30
Challenge Examinations $40
Graduation $15
Health Plan (required for ¾ time students & full-time) Premium Varies
Incomplete Grade Fee $5
College Printing: 100 pages in black & white per semester are free; 10 cents per page thereafter; 20 cents for color pages and ½ cent per square inch for the plotter; in minimum $3 increments
Estimated Expense (per School Year)
Books and Supplies $350
Housing and Food $2,510 to $5,304
Health Plan Premium Varies

Course Content Charges

Some courses have course content charges. These charges are for required course-related materials delivered electronically through the Learning Management System (LMS).

Nonpayment Policy

Tuition and health plan must be paid in full by the tuition and health plan payment deadline (see Academic Calendar for deadlines). Failure to pay the full amount or arrange other financial support with the College will result in a late fee of 10% of the amount. Additionally, a hold will be placed on the student account, which will block the account from any activity (registering for future semesters, requesting grades or transcripts, etc.). This hold will remain on the account until the balance is paid in full.

Collections Policy

Students who do not pay the balance due in full may have their accounts sent to a collection agency if they are unwilling to set up a payment plan with the Cashier’s office and make regular payments. The College will charge students a collection fee of 33.3% or more, depending on the charges from the collection agency. The additional 33.33% will become due the day the collection agency receives the account if payment has not been received by the College.

Reporting to Credit Bureaus

When uncollected balances are sent to the collection agency, they will also be reported to the credit bureaus, and this may impact the student’s credit score.

Financial Aid/Scholarships

Students who need financial assistance and are enrolled in eligible certificate or degree programs are encouraged to apply for financial aid. Grants, scholarships, and loans are available to eligible students to help meet educational costs.

Federal financial aid also may be available to students who have qualified for a scholarship. Citizens and permanent residents of the United States may apply regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, pregnancy-related condition, handicap, or status as a veteran.

For further information on the application procedure, eligibility requirements, and cost of attendance see www.ldsbc.edu.

Dropped Classes for Non-payment

In addition to late fees, students will be given one week after the payment deadline to contact the Cashier’s office on the 2nd floor of the College and make payment arrangements. If the student fails to make payment arrangements by the end of the one-week period, the student’s classes will be dropped. Students whose classes are dropped for non-payment will have a hold placed on their account and will be required to make a 30% down payment prior to being able to register for future semesters at the College.

Failure by the College to make contact with students during this process does not relieve them of their financial commitment. Students who make payment arrangements with the Cashier’s office, but do not comply with the terms of their agreement, will be withdrawn from their classes.

Effect of Drop on International Students

In the event of international students, a withdrawal will result in the cancellation of their I-20.

Reinstatement of Classes Dropped for Non-payment

The first time a student’s classes are dropped for non-payment they will be given one week from the withdrawal date to contact the Cashier’s office to make payment arrangements. Students who make payment arrangements within the week can have their classes reinstated by the Registrar’s Office. After 5:00 pm on the 5th business day, the student’s classes will not be reinstated.

The second time students are withdrawn from their classes for non-payment during their academic career at the College their classes will no longer be eligible for reinstatement during the current semester.

Tuition Refund Policy

Tuition refunds will only be given as follows:

Classes dropped up to the Tuition Deadline (the 10th school day of the semester). Students can drop classes at any point up to the Drop Deadline for a full refund. NO REFUND will be given for individually withdrawn classes after the Drop Deadline unless the student officially withdraws from LDS Business College (see below).

Complete withdrawal from school. When a student withdraws from all of their classes at LDS Business College after the Drop Deadline, a pro-rated refund can be given by request until the 8th week of the semester. There will be NO REFUND given when a student withdraws from school after 8 weeks of the semester have elapsed.

Exceptions to the Tuition Refund Policy. LDS Business College recognizes that there may be situations beyond a student's control where an exception to the above policy may be warranted. The following exceptions will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis to determine whether the situation merits an exception:

  1. Death of the student;
  2. Death of an immediate family member where continuing school is impractical;
  3. Medical condition requiring extended medical care where continuing school is impractical;
  4. Acceptance of a qualifying internship.

Course content charges and fees are not refundable. All types of refunds are requested at the Cashier's Office.

When a prorated refund is issued for students who completely withdraw, the refunds will be based upon this table:

1st Week of School 100%
2nd Week of School 100%
3rd Week of School 80%
4th Week of School 70%
5th Week of School 60%
6th Week of School 50%
7th Week of School 40%
8th Week of School 30%

Withdrawing or dropping classes when tuition is unpaid. Students who drop or withdraw from a class they have attended when their tuition has not been paid will be charged a fee (the % of the refund that is non-refundable).  (i.e. 1st & 2nd week of class = 0%, 3rd week of class = 20%, 4th week of class = 30%, etc.)

Honor Code Refund Policy. Refunds will not be issued to to students who are suspended or separated from the college due to honor code reasons.