Jun 22, 2024  
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog 
2015-2016 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Financial Information

University Fees

The University Board of Trustees establishes tuition and fees annually. Considerable effort is made to keep increases at a minimum. Students enrolled in laboratory courses, military science, art, or applied courses may be assessed an additional fee to cover the cost of materials, individual instruction or equipment required for the course. Fees for dropping/adding/withdrawing of courses, late registration, delayed/delinquent exams or duplicate I.D. cards must be paid at the time of the transaction. These fees must be paid in advance and will not be added to the student’s account.

Tuition and Fees 2014 - 2015

The University reserves the right, with the approval of the appropriate authorization, to change tuition and/or fees at any time.

Graduate Program

Graduate - Credit Hours (9 Hours) 1 Hr 2 Hrs 3 Hrs 4 Hrs 5 Hrs 6 Hrs 7 hrs 8 hrs 9 Hrs Full-Time       Annual Full-Time
Tuition 578 1,156 1,734 2,312 2,890 3,468 4,046 4,624 5,202       10,404
Technology Fees 52 104 156 208 260 312 364 416 468       936
Student Publications 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20       40
United Negro College Fund 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5       10
Athletic Fee 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125 125       250
Administrative Fee 71 142 213 284 355 426 497 568 639       1,278
Student Activity Fee 135 135 135 135 135 135 135 135 135       270
Total Tuition and Fees 986 1,687 2,388 3,089 3,790 4,491 5,192 5,893 6,594       13,188
Total Cost 986 1,687 2,388 3,089 3,790 4,491 5,192 5,893 6,594       13,188

 Overload 10+ hours (will be charged based on $578 per credit hour charge)

Special Note: Personal checks will not be accepted for payment of fees during registration. Students should come prepared to pay with cash, certified check or credit card.

Miscellaneous Fees 2014 - 2015

Charged only when the service they represent applies to you.

Applied Music 53.00
Bowling 26.00
Swimming 53.00
Online Course Fee 95.00
Praxis I Fee (Teacher Education Majors Only) 168.00
Praxis II Fee 145.00
Housing Fee 150.00
Return Check Fee 5.00
Application Fee - Undergraduate 25.00
Application Fee - Graduate 50.00

Graduation Fee:

  • Undergraduate
  • Graduate Fee
  • Graduate Fee (Second Degree)


  • 175.00
  • 225.00
  • 50.00
Duplicate ID Card Replacement 25.00
Late Registration Fee (late charges begin the 1st day of classes) 100.00
Student Parking Fee 50.00
Payment Plan Fee 25.00
Late Payment Fee (per month) 25.00
Duplicate Room Key 15.00
Room Lock Change 110.00
Duplicate Mail Box Key 25.00
Student North Carolina Association of Educators (SNCAE) Student Fee 27.00
In-State Background Check 8.00

Out-of-State Background Check
Note: This cost can range from $13 - $50 depending on state.

International Background Check 75.00

Divinity School:

  • Conference Travel Fee (i.e., Proctor Preaching Conference)


  • 50.00

Allied Health:

  • Athletic Training
  • Red Cross Fee
  • Natural Sciences and Mathematics&


  • 300.00
  • 35.00
  • 35.00

Payment of Fees

In order to complete registration, students must be prepared to satisfy all tuition and fees through either direct payment or financial aid. Cash, certified or cashier’s check, money order or credit card (MasterCard or Visa) is required for direct payment.

Certified/cashier’s checks or money orders should be made payable to Shaw University. All payments sent by mail should include the student’s name and social security number.

All students are advised that the first payments received by the University will be applied to their accounts. Refunds will be processed only after obligations to the University have been satisfied.

Payments for books and supplies should be made separately from tuition and fees. Each student should be prepared to purchase textbooks and necessary supplies at the beginning of each semester. The average cost of books for a full-time student is $400 per semester. However, this may vary depending upon the course of study. The University cannot advance or lend money to students for textbook purchases.

Full-Time Students

Tuition charges are based on the assumption that full-time students will take nine semester credits per semester. All tuition and fees must be paid in full at the time of registration.

Part-Time Students

Students registered for part-time study are those who enroll in less than a nine semester hour course load. All tuition and fees must be paid in full at the time of registration.


Before requesting a refund, a student should be certain that sufficient funds are available for the next semester. The University computes its charges on a semester basis. Consequently, if the University receives money from a one-time scholarship or loan source (for example, Guaranteed Student Loan) such funds will be applied, in full, against the semester in which it is received. This may create a credit balance for the semester. A student without a credit balance is not eligible for a refund.

  1. Financial Aid Refunds

In the determination of a student’s financial package, the University takes into consideration any funds that are available to cover the cost of the student’s education, including funds made available for student assistance by a third party in the form of tuition assistance, scholarships, or payment on the student’s behalf.

The student is obligated to advise the University of any funds available to him or her, of which he or she has knowledge. The student must report any scholarship, grant, work, stipend, or change in financial condition that is not specifically listed on the awards notification for possible revision of the aid award. If a student receives funds from an external source and the University, and the combined funds exceed the total cost of education at the University, the University’s allocation to the student will be reduced accordingly.

Students who have overpayments (credit balances) as a result of federal financial aid do not need to request a refund. These refunds will be processed automatically.

Note: The University does not make refunds that result from a University Grant-in-Aid (UGA), a University Grant-in-Athletic-Aid (UGAA), and/or a University scholarship award. There is also no refund of fees for students who withdraw from the University because of suspension or dismissal.

  1. Other Refunds

A student is eligible for a refund after all charges have been posted to the student’s account. Refunds are shown as credits on the student’s account. Refunds are processed after the last day of the drop/add period. The processing takes fourteen business days.


The University sends statements to students who have an outstanding balance or who have had activity on their accounts during the statement period. The statements are sent to the student at his/her permanent address.

Students are responsible for advising the University of a change of address. These changes should be made through the Registrar’s Office or by clicking the student profile tab of the web registration module. Questions pertaining to bills should be directed to Student Accounts, Tyler Hall, (919) 546-8228 or (919) 743-5707.

Delinquent Accounts

The University will not issue a degree, transcript, or grade report to any student who has a delinquent account. A student with a delinquent account will not be readmitted to the University until all unpaid balances are cleared.

Past due accounts are referred to a collection agency and may negatively impact the student’s credit record. Each past due account may also be charged an additional amount, which shall approximate the administrative cost(s) incurred in collecting the past due amount, in addition to any attorney fees and reasonable collection costs incurred for collection of the past-due amount.

Examination Permits

Effective spring 2012, a requirement for all students to obtain an exam permit in order to take final exams will be enforced. Students will be required to resolve outstanding balances. Students who fail to resolve their financial issues will be ineligible to take final exams.

Exam permits will be issued by the Student Accounts Office and will contain an original clearance stamp and signature from a Student Accounts staff person. Copies or altered permits should not be accepted. Questions or concerns pertaining to the authenticity of an exam permit presented by a student should be addressed immediately by contacting the Student Accounts Office.