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JULY 13

COVID-19 Alert

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Payment for tuition, as well as for room, board, and other charges, is due by a published deadline before the beginning of each term. Students failing to meet this deadline will be required to make special arrangements with the Business Office before their course registrations are processed. Questions regarding charges and payments should be addressed to the Business Office.

2020-21 Tuition and Fees

Full-time Semester Fees
 
Undergraduate tuition $22,370
Graduate tuition $22,370
Required fees for residents $645 
Required fees for commuters $585
Room (traditional) $3,020
Board $3,230

 

Part-time Semester Fees (Effective Fall 2020)
 
Part-time undergraduate, day $735/credit hour*
Part-time undergraduate, evening $583/credit hour*
Part-time undergraduate, summer 2020 $485/credit hour*
Part-time first professional year, Health Professions $735/credit hour*
Part-time second and third year, Health $963/credit hour
Master of Business Administration $719/credit hour
Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling $673/credit hour
Master of Science in Exercise Science $673/credit hour
Master of Music Education $673/credit hour
Master of Science in STEM Education $673/credit hour
Private Music Lessons (part-time undergraduate) $765/credit hour
Private Music Lessons (part-time graduate): $835/credit hour
Private Music Lessons (full-time majors $162/credit hour
Private Music Lessons (full-time non-majors) $321/credit hour
Laboratory fee $60/lab course

Auditing: fees charged at part-time rate (as listed above)

LVC alumni, high school students, citizens age 62 or older: $367.50/credit hour**

**12 or more credit hours per semester constitute full-time undergraduate status and are charged at the full-time rate.

**Discounted tuition rates apply for all part-time courses (day, evening, and weekend) except graduate courses, individual music instruction, independent study, internships, and health professions courses.

Student housing, meal plans, and dining options may have to be modified before and/or during the semester to address health and safety concerns and/or to comply with risk mitigation strategies. Students accept full financial responsibility for housing and meal plan charges, regardless of any such changes. In the event that the College is unable to provide housing or meals during a portion of the semester due to the effects of COVID-19 or other circumstances beyond the College’s reasonable control, the College will determine the amount of any housing or meal plan charges to be refunded.

See www.lvc.edu/business-office for additional room and board options, and miscellaneous fees.

Payment for tuition, as well as for room, board, and other charges, is due by a published deadline before the beginning of each term. Students failing to meet this deadline will be required to make special arrangements with the Business Office before their course registrations are processed. Questions regarding charges and payments should be addressed to the Business Office.

Veterans Affairs Pending Payment Compliance

Note: covered individual is any individual who is entitled to educational assistance under chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, or chapter 33, Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits. In accordance with Title 38 US Code 3679 subsection (e), Lebanon Valley College adopts the following additional provisions for any covered individual while payment to the institution is pending from the VA.  Lebanon Valley College will not:

  • Prevent nor delay the student’s enrollment
  • Assess a late penalty fee to the student
  • Require the student to secure alternative or additional funding
  • Deny the student access to any resources available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the institution, or other institutional facilities

However, to qualify for this provision, such students may be required to:

  • Produce the Certificate of Eligibility by the first day of class
  • Provide additional information needed to properly certify the enrollment as described in other institutional policies.
  • Pay any costs that are not covered by the VA by the established due dates or a penalty may be incurred.

Lebanon Valley College permits any covered individual to attend or participate in the course of education during the period beginning on the date on which the individual provides to Lebanon Valley College a certificate of eligibility for entitlement to educational assistance under chapter 31 or 33 and ending on the earlier of the following dates:

  • The date on which payment from the VA is made to Lebanon Valley College.
  •  90 days after the date Lebanon Valley College certified tuition and fees following the receipt of the certificate of eligibility.

Note: If the pending VA payment generates a refund, no refunds will be processed until the VA funds have been received and a refund has been requested.

 

Full-Time Student Refunds

Treatment of Title IV (Federal) Aid When a Student Withdraws

For a student who withdraws after the 60 percent point-in-time, there are no unearned funds. However, a school must still complete a return calculation to determine whether the student is eligible for a post-withdrawal disbursement. The calculation is based on the percentage of earned aid using the following Federal Return of Title IV funds formula:

Percentage of payment period or term completed = the number of days completed up to the last date the student attended class or participated in an academically related activity divided by the total days in the term. (Any break of five days or more is not counted as part of the days in the term). This percentage is also the percentage of earned aid.

Funds are returned to the appropriate federal program based on the percentage of unearned aid using the following formula:

Aid to be returned = (100 percent of the aid that could be disbursed minus the percentage of earned aid) multiplied by the total amount of aid that could have been disbursed during the payment period or term.

If a student earned less aid than was disbursed, the institution would be required to return a portion of the funds and the student would be required to return a portion of the funds. Keep in mind that when Title IV funds are returned, the student borrower may owe a debit balance to the institution. If a student earned more aid than was disbursed to them, the institution would owe the student a post-withdrawal disbursement which must be paid within 120 days of the student’s withdrawal. The institution must return the amount of Title IV funds for which it is responsible no later than 45 days after the date of the determination of the date of the student’s withdrawal.

Refunds are allocated in the following order:

  • Unsubsidized Federal Stafford Loans
  • Subsidized Federal Stafford Loans • Federal Parent (PLUS) Loans
  • Federal Pell Grants for which a return of funds is required
  • Academic Competitiveness Grants for which a return of funds is required
  • National Smart Grants for which a return of funds is required
  • Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grants for which a return of funds is required
  • Federal TEACH Grants for which a return of funds is required

There may be some Title IV funds that a student was scheduled to receive that cannot be earned once the student withdraws because of other eligibility requirements. For example, a first-time, first-year undergraduate student and who has not completed the first two weeks of their program before withdrawing will not earn any Stafford Loan funds that they would have received had they remained enrolled past the second week. If a student receives (or Lebanon Valley College or their parent receives on their behalf) excess Title IV program funds that must be returned, Lebanon Valley College must return a portion of the excess equal to the lesser of: 1) the student’s institutional charges multiplied by the unearned percentage of the student’s funds, or 2) the entire amount of excess funds.

The school must return this amount even if it didn’t keep this amount of the student’s Title IV program funds. If Lebanon Valley College is not required to return all the excess funds, the student must return the remaining amount. Any loan funds that must be returned, the student (or their parent for a PLUS Loan) repays in accordance with the terms of the promissory note. That is, the student makes scheduled payments to the holder of the loan over a period of time. Any amount of unearned grant funds that must be returned is called an overpayment. The amount of a grant overpayment that must be repaid is half of the unearned amount. The student must arrange with Lebanon Valley College or the Pennsylvania Department of Education to return the unearned grant funds.

NOTE: The federal government requires that all full-time students make satisfactory academic progress toward a degree or certificate. Please visit www.lvc.edu/financial-aid to view the Academic Progress Policy and Requirements.

Treatment of Non-Title IV Aid When a Student Withdraws

Lebanon Valley College follows guidelines for Title IV programs (see above) when calculating the amount of institutional and/or state aid and/or private loans/scholarships that a student has earned up to their last date of attendance or participation 11 in an academically related activity. Types of aid covered by this policy include but are not limited to College Scholarships (such as Board, Presidential, Dean’s, Sumner, and Weiss scholarships), LVC Grant-In-Aid, institutional scholarships, PHEAA State Grant, and/or any other state-administered grant funds.

When a student withdraws during their period of enrollment, the amount of non-Title IV assistance that has been earned up to that point is determined by the same specific formula used to calculate Title IV funds earned. If a student receives more assistance than they earned, the excess funds must be returned by Lebanon Valley College and/or to the student.

Once the student has completed more than 60 percent of the period of enrollment, they earn all the assistance that they were scheduled to receive for that period.

Military Education Benefits fall under the Non-Title IV policy; however, some exceptions may apply due to the specific Department of Defense and Veterans Affairs regulations.

Treatment of Institutional Charges When a Student Withdraws

Lebanon Valley College follows guidelines for Title IV programs (above) when calculating the amount of unearned institutional charges to be refunded. Charges eligible for a refund are tuition, room, board*, private music lessons, and overload charges. Once a student has completed more than 60 percent of the period of enrollment, they have earned all the charges billed for that period.

*All meal plans for Annville students include flex dollars to be used in LVC dining facilities. If a student withdraws before the semester end, LVC will refund unused flex dollars. In the case of student withdrawal, the flex dollars will be considered separate from the remainder of the board plan for refund purposes.

Part-Time Student Refunds

Standard Term Part-time Students—Refunds

Full tuition is refunded if withdrawal notification is received before the second day of class. Full tuition is refundable if the course is canceled by the College. See the current refund table as posted on the Business Office website for specific timeframes for partial tuition refunds.  Students receiving federal financial assistance (Title IV) and who are enrolled in traditional term courses will receive a refund according to the federal policy with respect to Title IV aid.

 

Non-Standard Term Part-Time Students—Refunds

Students enrolled in one or more non-term courses (modules) and courses that do not span the entire semester will receive a refund of institutional charges according to the current refund table. Students receiving federal financial assistance (Title IV) also follow federal policy with respect to Title IV aid with the following clarifications: If a student fails to complete all modules scheduled for a semester, the student is considered a withdrawal at the time the student ceases attendance.

  • If a student withdraws from a module but indicates in writing to the College that they will attend a later module during the same semester, the student is not considered a withdrawal. If the student fails to attend the later module, the date of withdrawal reverts to the original withdrawal from the prior module. The later module will be included in the period of enrollment. 12 2019–2020 Catalog
  • Without written confirmation of the student’s intent to attend a later module in the same semester, a student who withdraws from a module or has ceased attendance is considered a withdrawal.
  • If a student begins but fails to complete the final module(s) in a semester, the student is considered to have withdrawn.
  • If a student receives a failing grade for the final module(s) in a semester, the College must determine if the student ceased attending and is therefore considered a withdrawal.
  • The Return of Title IV Funds calculation process will begin as soon as possible after it is determined that a student has withdrawn or ceased attendance. The institution must return the amount of Title IV funds for which it is responsible no later than 45 days after determining the student’s last date of attendance or participation in an academically related activity. If the student returns for a late.

Alternative Payment Plan

Lebanon Valley College offers a payment plan for those families who, after exploring other options, prefer to spread payments over 10 months. An agent has been appointed to process deferred payment applications:

Higher Education Services

4720 Carlisle Pike

Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

Phone: 1–800–422–0010

Refund Policy for Full-Time Students

Some or all instruction for all or part of an Academic Year may be delivered remotely or in hybrid format. Tuition and the comprehensive fee have been set regardless of the method of instruction and will not be refunded in the event instruction occurs remotely or in hybrid format for any part of an Academic Year.

The value of a Lebanon Valley College education and degree, whether in-person or remote, continues to exceed tuition. Moreover, our main educational costs are continuing, as the services they provide are continuing; our infrastructure costs are continuing; and we are incurring additional costs for online education and actions we are taking to respond to the pandemic. As such, Lebanon Valley College does not refund tuition and comprehensive fee because of changes to the method of delivery of instruction.

Students and families who are in financial distress due to the coronavirus pandemic are encouraged to reach out for help. Please contact the Financial Aid Office at finaid@lvc.edu for more information.