|Full-time Tuition||$3,000 per semester (12-16 semester hours)|
|Part-time Tuition||$250 per credit hour (less than 12 hours; hours in excess of 16)|
|Special Programs Tuition||$40 per credit hour (Dual Enrollment; Early Admission)|
|Audit Tuition||$125 per credit hour (hours not applied to Diploma/Degree)|
|Matriculation Fee||$20 per course—maximum $60|
|Student Services/ Technology Fee||$15-$50 per semester. The student services fee is not refundable.|
|Payment Plan||$50 per semester. Pay tuition in four equal payments. All fees due with first payment.|
|Application Fee||$50 with the Application for Admission form.|
|Drop/Add/ Withdrawal Fee||$10 per Request Form for dropping or adding a course, or withdrawing from the College after the published registration deadline.|
|Late Registration Fee||$25 charged to those registering during Late Registration as specified in the Calendar.|
|Diploma Fee||$50 with the Application to Graduate form.|
|Library Overdue Book Fine||.25 cents per day per book.|
The registration of a student signifies an agreement by the student and his/her parents, if applicable, to fulfill all financial obligations to the end of the semester in which the student is registered. The College expects that every student will care for his/her account and believes that responsibility for handling the student account is a part of the educational experience as a whole. All financial information is subject to change without notice.
All expenses for the semester, after subtraction of any financial aid, are due and payable before the beginning of classes for that semester. A 1.5% service charge will be assessed monthly on all outstanding student account balances.
Failure of a student to keep payments current will make him/her liable for exclusion from class attendance and from the College. All charges must be paid before the student may receive a diploma or academic transcript or enroll for a subsequent term. Students preregistering for a semester must have their current account paid in full; subsequent withdrawal will still incur fees.
Financial assistance is available for those who qualify. Please review the section below entitled “Scholarships and Financial Aid” for additional information. The College accepts payment online, in person, or by mail. Debit or credit card payments are subject to a convenience fee of 2.5%. The College cannot accept VISA due to their policies. Payment plans are available (see below).
John Witherspoon College
4021 Range Road
Rapid City, South Dakota 57702
Students may be considered for the work study program (up to 10 hours per week) during the school year as opportunities become available. Students who want to be considered for work study must be enrolled in the College, register for classes, and submit a completed Financial Aid Form with a request for work study.
Upon being accepted to the program, a student will sign an agreement form that specifies the nature of the work, the expectations of the work, the hours of work, the supervisor for the work, and the amount that may be credited toward the student’s tuition upon successful completion of the work.
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