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    Weber State University
   
 
  Sep 23, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Catalog

Enrollment Services and Information



Weber State University is continually working to make it easier for students to access information and receive the assistance they need. Students may apply for admission and access registration, transcripts, and a lot more online at weber.edu. Academic advisement, admissions, registration and other enrollment services are also provided at the Davis Campus. Class schedule information for specific semesters is available online at weber.edu.

Information on records, grading and transcripts; academic standards and eligibility; credit by examination or petition; and graduation requirements is provided in this catalog under the Academic Info & Policies .

The Office of Admissions

Admissions Director: Scott Teichert
Associate Director of Admissions: Andrew Young
Location: Student Service Center, Room 201 and Room 210
Telephone: 801-626-6050
Internet Address: www.weber.edu/admissions

The Office of Admissions encourages future students to reach their educational dreams by providing exceptional service and personal support through the exploration, application, acceptance, transfer, orientation and initial enrollment processes.

Recruitment Services

Location: Student Service Center, Room 210
Telephone: 801-626-6050
Email: www.weber.edu/getintoweber

Admissions Advisors and staff help future students navigate the admission process and provide general information on transferring from another institution, scholarships, programs and majors. Additionally, staff regularly visit high schools and community colleges to inform students, educators, and parents of the educational programs and opportunities available at Weber State University.

Members of the Office of Admissions, including Student Ambassadors, provide campus tours and regularly host campus visit opportunities. Campus visits may be scheduled through the Office of Admissions by calling 801-626-6050 or by visiting weber.edu/getintoweber.

Orientation

Location: Student Service Center, Room 201
Telephone: 801-626-6050
Internet Address: weber.edu/orientation

All new students are strongly encouraged to complete a New Student Orientation. This experience will help connect students with academic advisors, friends, and resources, easing the transition into the WSU community. During Orientation, students will have the opportunity to become familiar with:

  • Student services, student involvement and activities, and Weber State’s campus
  • eWeber account and how to register for classes
  • Procedures for obtaining parking permits, Wildcards, and purchasing textbooks
  • Policies and procedures
  • General Education requirements
  • Program specific degree information

View dates and times for New Student Orientations and register online at weber.edu/orientation.

Transfer Advisement

Location: Student Service Center, Room 201
Telephone/Appointments: 801-626-6050
Email: admissions@weber.edu
Internet Address: weber.edu/transfer
Transfer Guide: weber.edu/transferguide

Transfer students are strongly encouraged to contact the Office of Admissions for valuable information and assistance while making the transition to Weber State University. This office provides advisement on transferring courses and general education requirements, information on admission, scholarships and financial aid, and more. In addition, students can learn how a course might transfer to Weber State from another school by exploring the transfer guide on the Office of Admissions website.

NOTE: The Office of Admissions does not determine how courses will transfer; those decisions are made by academic departments. To see how your credits will transfer, first check the transfer guide to see if an equivalency has already been established. If an equivalent course does not exist, students may either submit the transfer request form on the transfer guide website or apply for admission providing official transcripts.

Admission Process

Before students may take classes at Weber State University, they must first be admitted. To apply for admission a student must submit a completed application for admission, a $30 non-refundable processing fee and official high school/college transcripts to the WSU Admissions Office located in the Student Service Center, Room 201. This may also be done by mail:

Weber State University
Admissions Office
3885 West Campus Drive Dept. 1137
Ogden, UT 84408-1137

Students can complete an online application by going to www.weber.edu/apply.

For more information visit the above Internet address or call 801-626-6050.

Refer to the Academic Calendar  in this catalog for semester dates.

Specific guidelines for international students are described below.

Acceptance letters are sent to students for the academic semester indicated on their application. A student must inform the Office of Admissions if they wish to begin school in a semester earlier than that listed on his/her acceptance letter.

Important: All information submitted for admission will be kept on file for 6 months. If applicants do not enroll within 6 months, the information will be destroyed.

Freshman Students

Students will be considered freshmen if they meet any of the following criteria:

  • Students who have never attended any college or university.
  • Students who graduated from high school or have a GED.
  • Students with fewer than 30 semester credit hours from another university or college.

Application Steps for Freshman Admission

  1. Submit an application for admission.
  2. Pay the $30 application fee (non-refundable processing fee).
  3. Submit an official transcript from the high school of graduation. The transcript should be sent directly from the high school to the WSU Admissions Office or brought into the Admissions Office in an envelope sealed by the school.
  4. Submit an official transcript for any college-level course work completed through another institution. The transcript should be sent directly from the institution to the WSU Admissions Office.

Transfer Students

Students who have attended another college or university after high school graduation, and have completed the equivalent of at least 30 semester credit hours, will be considered a transfer student.

Students who have completed fewer than 30 semester hours will be considered freshman (see above). These students will also receive transfer credit based on the guidelines below.

Application Steps for Transfer Students

  1. Submit an application for admission.
  2. Pay the $30 application fee.
  3. Submit an official transcript from EACH college or university previously attended. The transcript must be sent directly to the WSU Admissions Office.

Transfer Credit

Weber State University accepts transfer credit from regionally accredited colleges and universities. Associate of Arts (AA) and Associate of Science (AS) degrees earned at any higher education institution accredited by one of the following six regional accrediting associations (recognized by the U.S. Department of Education) will satisfy all general education core and breadth requirements provided the granting institution was regionally accredited at the time the degree was awarded.

  • North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Southern Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges
  • Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges

Transfer credit for college courses that are remedial or developmental will not be transferred to WSU. Credit will be carried on the student’s transcript by WSU but may not apply toward certain degree requirements. WSU Academic Departments will evaluate and determine whether the transfer credits will be acceptable toward their major or minors.

For students who are transferring from a non-regionally accredited institution, please refer to Credit by Examination or Petition in Academic Information .

Interstate Passport

The Interstate Passport enables successful transfer of a block of lower-level general education learning to other institutions participating in the Interstate Passport Network. Students who complete their Passport at Weber State University will not be required to repeat or take additional course work to meet lower-division general education requirements in the Passport’s nine areas when they transfer to any other Passport institution. Weber State University will begin transcripting the Interstate Passport following the Spring 2017 semester. Students with an interest in achieving the Passport should see our website at weber.edu.passport and contact their Advisor.

International Students

International applicants with no prior college or university credit will be considered for admission by submitting evidence of the U.S. equivalent of a high school diploma. International applicants who have attended a U.S. college or university and have at least 30 semester hours and a 2.0 GPA will be considered a transfer student.

Application Steps for International Students

The following must be submitted at least 60 days prior to the start of the semester in which the applicant plans to enroll.

  1. A completed international application for admission. (see weber.edu/issc)
  2. A $65 USD non-refundable application fee (check or money order payable to Weber State University).
  3. A copy of the identification page of the passport.
  4. A Financial Guarantee consisting of the following documents.

    Bank Statement or a Bank Letter: Indicating the required funds are available for use. This document may NOT be faxed or printed from the internet; it must be printed on bank letter head with a signature and stamp from a bank official. The bank statement or letter may be from any banking institution in the world. Please make sure that the amount being verified by the bank is listed in U.S. dollars ($).

    Financial Guarantee Form: Must be filled out by the sponsor, which is the person that provided the bank statement. The sponsor will need to fill out the form completely. If the bank statement is from the applicant’s personal bank account, then a Financial Guarantee form is not required.
     
  5. Official transcripts, certificates and diplomas from all high schools, colleges, and universities previously attended. To be considered official they must either be sent directly from the school to Weber State University or be in a sealed envelope. The transcripts must show course work taken and marks earned. Please send them in the original language as well as a certified English translation, if appropriate.

    International Transfer Students: Need to provide all items listed above and also the items listed below.
     
  6. Copy of current I-20 from a U.S. educational institution and a copy of their visa.
  7. Transfer Authorization form, which will be provided by WSU once all other application requirements have been met. Please inform the school you previously attended that you wish to transfer to WSU and submit the Transfer Authorization form to them to be complete and faxed back to WSU.

NOTE: If you are transferring from a school outside of the U.S., you will be considered a freshman until your credential evaluation report is received and entered into your student record by the WSU Admissions office. If you wish to receive credit for college/university course work completed outside the U. S., you will need to send your transcripts to a credential evaluation company accepted by WSU. You may view a list of accepted credential evaluation companies at weber.edu/issc. Please request that the course by course evaluation be sent to the WSU International Student and Scholar Center.

International Graduate Applicants: If you wish to apply for a graduate program at WSU, you will need to apply for admission with the graduate program in addition to applying to the University as an international student. You will need to meet the graduate program’s admission requirements and the International Student admission requirements before you will be issued an I-20.

TOEFL or IELTS Requirements: A TOEFL or IELTS score is not required for admission to WSU. However if an official score report with the following minimum scores is provided, the student will not be required to take Learning English for Academic Purposes (LEAP) courses.

  Minimum placement scores:
  TOEFL Internet Based Score: 61 or higher
  TOEFL Paper Based Score: 500 or higher
  IELTS Score: 6.0 or higher, with a minimum of 5.0 on each subscale

If a TOEFL or IELTS score is not provide or the score is below the required score, you will be required to take a placement test to determine your English proficiency level.

Additional Requirements

International students must attend fall and spring semesters and take at least 12 credit hours each semester. All international students are required to meet with an International Student advisor immediately after arriving on campus to receive individualized guidance. The International Student  advisor gives assistance to students in meeting U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement requirements concerning visas, passports, permits, permission to work, and related matters. Students are also assisted in making academic, social, and environmental adjustments to campus and community life.

International students must carry medical insurance while studying in the U.S.

Graduate Program Information

WSU offers eleven master’s degree programs.  More information is available at weber.edu/graduateprograms.

I. Application Procedures

To apply to a graduate program all individuals must contact the graduate program for specific admissions requirements. The following items must be provided to the specific graduate program office:

  1. A completed online application accompanied by the nonrefundable application fee (as designated by the Graduate Council).
  2. A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university is required for admission as a graduate student at Weber State University. An official transcript from each previously attended college and/or university (except WSU) must be sent directly from each institution to the graduate program. Transcripts must be submitted for all coursework above the high-school level and all prior degrees. For international students, transcripts must be accompanied by a professional degree and transcript evaluation, which must be sent directly to the graduate program by a WSU-approved foreign credentials evaluation service. See International Student Admissions website for further details. Transcripts submitted as application credentials become the property of the Weber State University and will not be returned to the applicant.
  3. Admissions tests may be required by the specific graduate program (GRE, GMAT, Miller’s Analogies Test, etc.), as well as proof of English language competency for international applicants. Applicants should request that their test score reports be sent directly to the graduate program to which they are applying, or to WSU if a specific institutional code is not available for the graduate program.
II. Admission Requirements

Admission to a graduate program at Weber State University is based on the applicant’s academic ability, past performance and evidence of a reasonable chance of success within that program. Selection for admission is made without regard to race, color, ethnic background, national origin, religion, creed, age, lack of American citizenship, disability, status of veteran of the Vietnam era, sexual orientation or preference or gender.

Admission is competitive and solely at the discretion of the graduate program to which the applicant has applied: meeting minimum admission requirements does not guarantee admission. Minimum requirements for admission to a Weber State University graduate program are as follows:

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university that will be completed before matriculation into the graduate program (see the U.S. Department of Education website for a list of recognized regional accreditation agencies). A satisfactory GPA on all undergraduate work. Contact the graduate program for specific GPA requirements.
  • Appropriate admissions test scores if required. (Contact graduate program for specific admissions test requirements.)
  • A completed application, along with the submission of all required supporting materials (contact graduate program office for specific requirements).

Note: Individual graduate programs may have additional requirements. Information concerning admission to and requirements for these programs is located in the sections of this catalog for the colleges indicated above.

Departmental Admissions

For a number of programs, students must submit a separate application and fee and must meet additional admission requirements specific to that program. More detailed information is available in this catalog under the Admission Requirements listed for each program. Students should contact the academic department responsible for the program in which they are interested for more information about specific admission and/or prerequisite requirements.

Admission Requirements

Freshman Students

New freshmen students, and transfer students with fewer than 30 semester credit hours, will be admitted to the University on the basis of the following:

  • Verification of high school graduation from an accredited high school or General Education Development test (GED) with scores established by the University. (See Applicants Without High School Diplomas.)
  • Submission of official college or university transcripts if college credit has been earned.

Applicants Without High School Diplomas

Applicants who are not high school graduates must present evidence of high school equivalency to be considered for admission. High school equivalency may be satisfied in one of the following ways:

  • Passing the General Education Development test (GED) with an overall score of 2250 or above with no individual score below 450. Applicants who plan to submit GED scores in lieu of a high school diploma are not eligible to take the test until they are 16 years old.
  • Passing the American College Test (ACT) with a composite score of 21 or above (SAT score of 1030 or above).

Transfer Students

Transfer students will be admitted to the University on the basis of the following:

  • More than 30 semester credit hours earned at an accredited institution with a cumulative college-level GPA of 2.00 or above.

Transfer students with a cumulative GPA below 2.00 will be referred to the Admissions Committee and may be considered for admission to WSU on warning or probation according to the current Academic Standards policy.

Admission Appeal Process

An information sheet highlighting grounds for appeals to admission decisions is available at the WSU Admissions Office.

Utah Residency

The Admissions Office classifies all applicants as either resident or non-resident based on information from the application for admission. Applicants whose credentials indicate out-of-state status are classified as non-residents. If there is doubt concerning resident status, an applicant is classified as a non-resident.

Non-residents who have reason to believe they can qualify for resident status should file a residency application with the Admissions Office. Applications are accepted only until the end of the third week of the current semester. Any application received after the third week will be considered for the following semester only.

Residency applications are available online at weber.edu/utahresident. Each application will be considered in accordance with the provisions of Utah Code Annotated 53B-8-102 and Utah State Board of Regents Policy and Procedures R-512 and WSU PPM 6-01.

Math and English Placement

Upon admission to Weber State University, Math and English course placement is determined based on students’ prior academic performance and test results. Fees may be charged for assessment tests and/or tutoring. Students may enroll in courses for which they meet the prerequisites. For specific information about placement, visit weber.edu/placement.

Special Admission Programs

Concurrent Enrollment

The Weber State University Concurrent Enrollment Program allows eligible high school juniors and seniors to fulfill both high school and university graduation requirements at the same time by attending WSU-approved high school classes taught by WSU approved teachers. These classes match the WSU course content and student performance criteria. These students, though not officially matriculated at WSU, still create a WSU official permanent transcript. WSU academic department representatives work closely with these teachers to provide professional development opportunities as well as to assure WSU standards are maintained.

For updated information, visit weber.edu/concurrent.

Early College

Location: Student Service Center, Room 140
Telephone: 801-626-8953

Early College allows students to fulfill both high school and university graduation requirements at the same time by attending classes at the university while they are still in high school. University faculty teach classes, and the credits/grades from the Early College program become part of the student’s permanent WSU transcript. Students are responsible for the university tuition and fees, although scholarships are available.  Utah colleges and most out-of-state and private universities will accept Early College credits.

For more information, visit weber.edu/earlycollege.

First Year Experience

Location: Student Service Center, Room 140
Telephone: 801-626-6752
Internet Address: weber.edu/fye

The First Year Experience (FYE) Program is designed to help incoming students make a successful transition into the university community. The program assists students in making progress toward fulfilling the following educational and personal goals:

  • Acquiring a sense of competence as a student and becoming successful in college.
  • Mastering academic skills, such as note taking, textbook reading, test taking, writing, and time management.
  • Demonstrating knowledge and use of campus resources.
  • Demonstrating effective interpersonal skills with a variety of people.
  • Developing a sense of belonging to the WSU community through the connections with other students, teachers, mentors and WSU employees.
  • Enhancing his or her mental, physical, spiritual and social health.

The FYE Program is further explained below.

Honors Program

Location: Library, Room 324
Telephone: 801-626-7591

The Honors Program is designed to offer students of superior ability and motivation opportunities to broaden and enrich their academic program and accelerate their preparation for graduate work.

The Honors Program is further explained on Engaged Learning, Honors, and Interdisciplinary Programs .

Senior Citizen

Location: Student Services Center, Room 201
Telephone: 801-626-6743

Utah residents age 62 and over are permitted to enroll on a tuition-free, audit basis. Senior citizens will be required to complete an application for admission and register at the Registration Office on or after the first day of class. Where applicable, senior citizens will be charged a fee for use of consumable materials. A $10 per semester administrative fee will be charged and enrollment is limited to space availability.

Scholarships

Director: Jed W. Spencer
Location: Student Service Center, Room 120
Telephone: 801-626-7569
Internet Address: weber.edu/scholarships

WSU awards scholarships for achievement of excellence in either academics or specific activities as described below. Unless otherwise specified, all scholarships are for one year and are not renewable. New freshmen students are automatically considered for academic scholarships upon completion of the Admission Application. New students should complete the Finaid and Scholarship Application to apply for non-academic scholarships. Continuing students must apply by the 2nd Monday in January for all scholarships, by updating their scholarship application in their eWeber student portal each year. It is important to apply early; the online application becomes available on September 1st each year.

An award may be canceled if the Award Offer is not accepted within the specified time period.

The priority deadline for scholarships is: 
  Continuing Students 2nd Monday in January
  New Freshman 1st Friday in December
  Transfer Students March 1st

Students may only have up to full tuition in academic and activity waiver combined.

Academic Awarding Categories

New Freshmen

Scholarships include the Presidential Aletheia Scholarship (8 consecutive semesters of tuition waiver and general fees); High Honors, Honors, Achievement, Concurrent Enrollment Edge, and Sterling Scholar Winners. Awards may consist of up to full tuition, and are generally based upon an index score (determined by the high school cumulative grade point average and the composite ACT/SAT score - see the Scholarship Index Score Chart) or upon competition placement level.

Transfer Students

Scholarships are awarded based upon cumulative GPA and completion of 30 GPA hours of college credit. Scholarships include High Honors, Honors and Achievement Awards.

Continuing Students

Scholarships are based upon WSU cumulative GPA. A minimum of 12 semester credit hours at Weber State University is required for this category. Scholarships include High Honors, Honors, and Achievement.

Wildcat Activity Award Categories

General Requirements

  • Must be registered full time (12 credit hours).

Activity scholarships are one-year awards waiving up to full tuition, and are based on the student’s abilities or outstanding achievements. Activity scholarships (with the exception of leadership scholarships) may be renewed when the student meets the selection criteria established by the awarding department.

Scholarships for Specific Activities

With the exception of leadership, students are required to contact the activity area to get information about specific requirements and auditions. Scholarships are available in the following areas:

Performing Arts - Band, Orchestra, Dance, Theatre Arts, Piano, Vocal. Advise contact prior to January 9, audition only, call 801-626-6437 for more information

Debate - Contact WSU Communication Department, 801-626-8924

Cheerleaders - Contact WSU Athletics, 801-626-6500

Rodeo - Contact Club Sports, 801-626-6476

Signpost - Student newspaper. Contact Signpost, 801-626-7974

KWCR Radio - Contact KWCR, 801-626-6299

Visual Arts - Contact WSU Visual Arts Department, 801-626-6455

Club Sports - Contact Club Sports, 801-626-6476

Emerging Leaders Scholarships

These scholarships are available only to graduating high school seniors and transfer students. Students need not be student body officers to be considered. In addition to the scholarship application, students applying for a leadership scholarship must meet the following requirements:

  1. Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  2. ACT score: 18 or greater, or a SAT of 950 or greater.
  3. Exhibit involvement in academic and community activities, with particular experience in leadership roles within the state of Utah. (Only Utah residents are eligible.)
  4. Be accepted to Weber State University and will be attending in the next fall and spring semesters.
  5. Successfully participate in the Emerging Leaders program as established by the Department of Student Involvement & Leadership.

Students must apply for admissions/scholarships by the 2nd Monday in January. Portfolios are due February 1 - Send to: Aaron Newman, Student Involvement & Leadership Programs, 2102 University Circle, Ogden, UT 84408-2102.

Donor Sponsored Departmental and Special Consideration Scholarships (Privately Funded)

Privately funded scholarships are awarded according to the donor’s specifications, which can be major-specific (often referred to as departmental scholarships), need based or special conditions.  To apply for private donor scholarships, complete the Finaid and Scholarship Application by the 2nd Monday in January.

General Requirements

  • Maintain the minimum GPA specified by the scholarship (varies between 2.0 and 3.7).
  • Register for the minimum number of credit hours specified by the scholarship (most scholarships require 12 credit hours).

Scholarships for Out-of-State Students

Out of state students are eligible for tuition incentive programs or academic waivers. Tuition incentive programs include: Weber Edge, Alumni Legacy, the Western Undergraduate Exchange Program, and the 100 mile radius scholarship. Academic Waivers include High Honors, Honors, and the Achievement Scholarships. Nonresident waivers cannot be combined with tuition incentive programs. Current information for each program can be found on WSU website at weber.edu/Scholarships.

Nonresident Academic Scholarships

Academic nonresident scholarships for new freshmen students are determined based on index score (high school GPA and ACT/SAT test scores). Academic nonresident scholarships for transfer students will be determined by cumulative transfer GPA.

Alumni Legacy

The Alumni Legacy Program allows children or grandchildren of non-resident Weber State alumni to pay in-state tuition. This scholarship pays the out-of- state portion of tuition and fees for students who live in on-campus housing.

Weber Edge

This scholarship pays the out-of- state portion of tuition and fees for students who live in on-campus housing.

100-Mile Tuition Reduction

Non-resident students living within 100 highway miles of WSU are eligible to apply for this tuition reduction. It will pay one-half of the difference between resident and nonresident tuition charges.

Western Undergraduate Exchange Program (WUE)

For undergraduate students from Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington and Wyoming. This program offers a reduced tuition level to 150% of Weber’s resident tuition.

International Students

International students who have not attended another Utah System of Higher Education may apply for any non-resident scholarships. Donor specified selection criteria are the only limitations imposed upon international students for sponsor scholarship competitions.

Scholarship Deferment

Scholarship deferment requests must be submitted at weber.edu/returntoweber.

Scholarship Index Score Chart

 

Financial Aid

Director: Jed W. Spencer
Location: Student Services Center, Room 120
Telephone: 801-626-7569
Internet Address: weber.edu/financialaid

The Financial Aid Program was established to assist students in achieving their educational goals. The following sources of financial aid are available for eligible students:

Grants - Funds that are considered gifts and do not have to be repaid if Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is maintained.

Student Loans - Funds that are loaned to students and must be repaid with interest.

Work-Study - Employment opportunities that allow students to earn funds to help pay for school.

Each form of financial aid has different regulations. The following is only a brief summary of the financial aid process. Students desiring financial aid should contact the Financial Aid & Scholarhip Office as early as possible for guidance and assistance. The priority deadline for financial aid is April 1.

General Eligibility Requirements

  • Meet the admission requirements of WSU as described in the Admissions section of this catalog. Conditional admission does not qualify for federal aid.
  • Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in a program that leads to a degree or certificate at WSU.
  • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or other eligible non-citizen.
  • Be registered with the Selective Service, if required.
  • Be in good standing (not in default) on any student loan, federal loan or grant.
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress.
  • Have a correct Social Security Number.

Types of Financial Aid Available at WSU

Grants/Gifts

Grants are gifts that do not have to be repaid if Satisfactory Academic Progress is maintained. All grants require a minimum overall GPA of 2.00 by the end of a student’s fourth semester. All grants require that the student demonstrate a financial need, as determined by the FAFSA. The types of grants available are:

Federal Pell Grant - Available to undergraduate students. For the 2017-2018 aid year, awards may range up to $2,960 per semester.

Federal SEOG (Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant) - Awarded to help undergraduates pay for their education after high school. Awards may range up to $400 per semester.

Student Loans

Loans are aid that must be repaid with interest. The types of loan programs available are:

  • Federal Direct Loan
    • Subsidized Stafford
    • Unsubsidized Stafford
    • Federal Parents Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)
    • Federal Graduate Plus Loan for Students in Graduate Programs
  • Federal Perkins Loan (formerly National Direct Student Loan) - This loan will be phased out during the 2017-2018 aid year.

Employment - FWSP (Federal Work-Study Program)

This program provides jobs for undergraduate and graduate students who meet the basic eligibility requirements for financial aid and demonstrate financial need. Jobs are available both on-campus and off-campus. The Career Placement Center (Student Services Center, Room 230) has a listing of all available jobs and, where possible, will help students with employment that relates to their course of study. Work-study earnings are not reported as income in the application for federal aid, which may make the student eligible for more grant money.

Application Process

Students should first determine if they are eligible for financial aid. Refer to General Eligibility Requirements above. The priority application deadline is April 1; this does not guarantee receipt of any specific type(s) of grants. Applications received after the deadline will be processed as quickly as possible with no guarantee that the award will be ready to meet fall semester tuition and fees payment deadlines.

Application Steps

The WSU FINANCIAL AID CODE IS 003680. This code will be needed to complete your FAFSA application online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. All other applications and forms are available online at www.weber.edu.

  1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Renewal Application (for continuing students) at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
  2. Complete the WSU Finaid and Scholarship Application, located in the eWeber student portal.
  3. Submit additional, required documents through Financial Aid Verify, located in the eWeber student portal.

The Review Process

Students are advised to apply online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Applications will go through a Federal “needs analysis.” The ability of a student and the student’s family to contribute, as well as other resources, will determine the need for financial assistance. Students will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) which will provide information on the expected family contribution and financial need.

Once a student’s FAFSA is sent to Weber State University, it will be reviewed in the order it was received. File reviews will not take place until students have completed their Finaid and Scholarship Application in their eWeber student portal. As part of the review, our office may require additional information which may include, but is not limited to, official academic transcripts, tax return transcripts, marriage documentation, citizenship documentation, and/or emancipation documentation.

Students will be notified through their Wildcat Mail of additional requirements. If a student feels that their FAFSA does not accurately reflect their situation, they should contact a Financial Aid Advisor.

When a student’s file is complete, an award notice will be emailed to the student, directing them to their student portal. Students can view/accept their award(s) through the eWeber student portal, under Award Information.

An award may be canceled if the Award Offer is not accepted within the specified time period.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

In order to receive financial aid, students must meet qualitative and quantitative academic standards.

Qualitative (Academic Standing)

In addition to the University’s standards, all students who receive financial aid must maintain at least a “C” average overall GPA (2.00) by the end of their fourth semester.  This includes transfer work. Students not meeting this requirement will be disqualified from financial aid until they bring their overall GPA to the minimum requirement.

Quantitative (Completion Rate & Maximum Time Frame)

Students who receive financial aid must satisfactorily complete (receive grades other than I, T, W, UW, NC, E, or AU) at least 67% of their attempted credits, on a semester-by-semester and overall basis.

Students who receive financial aid must also complete their program of study within 150% of their program length. For example, a student in a bachelor’s program that requires 126 credits will need to complete their program within 189 attempted credit hours. A student in an associate’s degree that requires 62 credits will need to complete their program within 94 attempted credits. A student in a certificate program that requires 30 credits will need to complete their program within 45 attempted credits.

Any exceptions to these requirements must be approved by the Financial Aid & Scholarship Petition Committee (see Petitions and Reinstatement of Aid). Only cases resulting from mitigating circumstances will be reviewed by the committee.

Eligibility Status

Students who receive financial aid and complete less than the minimum number of credit hours required by their award level will be put on financial aid denial or warning.

Please be aware that any time a student drops a class, there will be financial aid consequences.

Credit hours transferred from other colleges/universities will be included in the total hour eligibility for Satisfactory Academic Progress whether or not financial aid was received at the other institution(s).

If students change their program of study, credit hours completed for the previous major or majors will still be included in the total number of hours for financial aid eligibility even though the credit hours may or may not satisfy program requirements for the new major. If a student cannot complete their program within the maximum time frame for their program (150% of credits needed for graduation), their financial aid will be denied.

Petitions & Reinstatement of Aid

Students who are denied financial aid, but who experienced extenuating circumstances, may petition to have their denial removed. Petitions include 1) a letter from the student 2) documentation of their circumstance and 3) a graduation plan. All petitions are reviewed by the Financial Aid & Scholarship Petition Committee.

For students who do not have extenuating circumstances, or whose petition is denied, can regain financial aid eligibility by paying for their courses with other funding until they meet the completion rate and GPA Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements.

Financial Aid eligibility cannot be regained in cases where the student has exceeded their maximum time frame.

Withdrawals and Return of Title IV Funds

Withdrawals will negatively affect your satisfactory academic progress calculation. If you completely withdraw from school, you may be required to return a portion, if not all, of the financial aid awarded for the semester.

If you are dropping some, but not all of your classes, make sure you know how this could affect your Pell Grant.

Return to Title IV Policy (R2T4)

Federal regulations require your eligibility for aid to be recalculated whenever you withdraw from the university, either officially or unofficially. The recalculation determines the amount of aid you have “earned” by prorating according to the percent of the term completed before withdrawing.

After the 60% point in the semester or period of enrollment, you are considered to have earned 100% of the Title IV funds you were scheduled to receive during that period.

The Financial Aid and Scholarship Office will use the withdraw date recorded in the Registrar’s Office as your official withdrawal date from the university. In the case of unofficial withdraws (i.e. dropped courses, UW grades, and/or retroactive withdrawals), your last date of attendance is reported by the instructor. When such a date can’t be determined, the midpoint of the semester is used as your last date of attendance.

A repayment of aid is required when the actual amount of aid disbursed is greater than the amount earned, as determined by the recalculation. The university will return funds to the Title IV Program on your behalf when you owe an overpayment, and the university will consider the returned funds as your debt to the institution.

If the overpayment is not repaid by the end of the semester:

  • A hold is placed on future registration.
  • Your account is referred to the Loan Servicing Department for collection.
  • You will be put on financial aid denial and will not be eligible to receive any future federal financial aid funding until the overpayment is paid is full and satisfactory progress requirements have been met.

A post-withdrawal disbursement will be made if you had eligibility for the Title IV funds (essentially earning more aid than was disbursed.) If you are entitled to a post-withdrawal disbursement:

  • You will be sent an email informing you that you are entitled to additional funding.
  • You must respond within 14 days of the receipt of the notification confirming the receipt of loan funds.
  • You will be informed what type of funds you are eligible to receive and reminded that if the funds are loans, you are responsible for the repayment.
  • If you still have outstanding institutional balances, the funds will be applied to the balance first.

A school must return Title IV funds to the programs from which you received aid during the semester as soon as possible, but no later than 45 days after the date it determines you withdrew. Funds are returned in the following order, as applicable.

  1. Unsubsidized Federal Stafford loans
  2. Subsidized Federal Stafford loans
  3. Federal Perkins loans
  4. Federal PLUS loans
  5. Federal Pell Grants
  6. Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG)

Sample Calculations

Example 1: Withdrawal Date: February 23, 2016

You initially received $1,979 in Direct Unsubsidized Loan and $1,155 in Direct Subsidized Loan. You attended 44% of the term, so the repayment amount, which must be repaid immediately, is calculated to be $1,121. Your revised award is $858 in Direct Unsubsidized Loan and $1,155 in Direct Subsidized Loan.

Example 2: Withdrawal Date: March 22, 2016

You initially received $1,484 in Direct Unsubsidized Loan, $2226 in Direct Subsidized Loan, and $1,381 in Pell Grant. You attended 62% of the term, so no repayment is required. You are allowed to keep all the aid initially awarded.

Student Expense Budget (Cost of Attendance)

The cost of attending Weber State University includes direct educational costs such as tuition, fees, books and supplies, as well as living costs such as room and board. Below is a table that gives an approximate budget for students attending the 2016-2017 fall and spring semesters. Students should use this only as an estimate when planning their education expenses.

Sample Budget: 2016-2017 Undergraduate - 2 semesters at Full Time Attendance

  In-state
(Utah residents)*
Out-of state
(non-resident)*
Tuition and Fees
(2 semesters)
$5,524 $14,750
Misc. Expenses $3000 $3000
Books (estimated) $1200 $1200
Room & Board **
(on-campus housing)
$8400 $8400


*Based on attending full time for 2 semesters. Please note that these amounts are from last year. Graduate tuition and fees vary by program. Current tuition and fee amounts by credit hour load are published on the web at weber.edu/bursar/TuitionFee_Tables.html.

**Room and board can vary greatly depending on whether or not students live in the dorms and what meal plan they select.

Student Success Center

    Director: Leslie Park
    Location: Student Services Center, Room 140
    Telephone: 801-626-6752
    Internet Address: weber.edu/ssc
    Email: studentsuccess@weber.edu

The Student Success Center at Weber State University provides academic advisement for students earning an Associate of Arts  or Associate of Science  degree in General Studies. Academic advisors assist General Studies majors with academic planning and referrals to other campus support services. The Student Success Center is also responsible for the administration of Early College, the First Year Experience Program (FYE), the Academic Advising Referral Service, and WSU’s Early Alert Referral Service (EARS).

Office hours at Ogden Campus (Student Services Center, Room 140)
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Friday

Please call 801-626-6752 for an appointment

Office hours at Davis Campus (D2, Room 241)
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Friday

Please call 801-395-3480 for an appointment

Office hours at West Center
Hours and days vary, please call 801-626-8975 for an appointment

First Year Experience Program

   Location: Student Services Center, Room 140
   Telephone: 801-626-6752
   Email: fye@weber.edu
   Internet Address: weber.edu/fye

The First Year Experience (FYE) Program is designed to help incoming students make a successful transition into the university community. The program assists students in making progress toward fulfilling the following educational and personal goals:

  • Acquiring a sense of competence as a student and becoming successful in college.
  • Mastering academic skills, such as note taking, textbook reading, test taking, writing, and time management.
  • Demonstrating knowledge and use of campus resources.
  • Demonstrating effective interpersonal skills with a variety of people.
  • Developing a sense of belonging to the WSU community through the connections with other students, teachers, mentors and WSU employees.
  • Enhancing his or her mental, physical, spiritual and social health.

Program Components

To aid students in achieving these goals, the FYE Program includes the following components:

  • UNIV 1105   Foundations of College Success (3).  This course assists incoming students in making a successful transition to college. Topics include the purpose of higher education, goal setting, time management, study and test taking skills, critical thinking, stress management, academic advisement, career and major exploration, using campus resources, and understanding student responsibilities.
  • UNIV 3170  First Year Experience Mentor Leadership Seminar (2)
    In this seminar course, FYE Peer Mentors are taught to effectively help Foundations of College Success (UNIV 1105 ) students in making a successful transition to college. FYE Mentor requirements are available at weber.edu/fye. Course enrollment limited to FYE Peer Mentors. May be repeated once for 2 more credits and additionally for zero credits.

Program Requirements

Any WSU student with 30 hours or fewer is welcome to participate in the program by taking UNIV 1105 .

Program of Study (Major/Minor) Declaration

Contact: Department Office for Major and Minor

All degree-seeking students must select a program of study. When students declare their program of study, they indicate their degree, major, (and minor if applicable), and catalog year. To declare or change a program of study, students should contact the department office of their chosen major and minor. To declare an associate’s degree in general studies, students should contact the Student Success Center.

Registration

Associate Registrar: Mr. Aaron Garza
Registration Advisor: Sharon Dansie
Location: Student Services Center, Room 101
Telephone: 801-626-7780 or 801-626-6100
Internet Address: weber.edu/registrar (click on “registration”)
Email Address: registration@weber.edu

The University offers classes during fall, spring, and summer semesters. Students must register each semester to attend classes. Class schedule information for specific semesters is available on the WSU home page (weber.edu). The web-based class schedule provides information about the dates and times classes are offered for the selected semester. See the Academic Calendar  of this catalog for registration dates and beginning and ending dates for each semester.

Registration Process - New Students

To register for classes, new students should:

  1. Complete the admissions process - new students who have applied for admission (available on-line at weber.edu/admissions), but have not received an acceptance notice by mail, should contact the Admissions Office at 801-626-6050.
  2. Obtain a registration appointment by accessing the Internet* see the Academic Calendar  in this catalog to determine when registration begins each semester; the system will be available to provide appointments one week prior to that date.
  3. Plan a course schedule - some alternate classes should be selected in case first selections are closed.
  4. At the correct appointment time access the Internet.* 
  5. Pay tuition and fees - log in to the eWeber student portal* to pay tuition and fees online. Electronic statements and up-to-date balances are available in the student account at any time.

* To log in, go to weber.edu and enter your Wildcat Username and password.

A Wildcat ID and password are required before registering online in your eWeber student portal. You can sign up for a Wildcat ID online at weber.edu/eservices. For assistance contact Computing Support at 801-626-7777.

Registration Process - Continuing Students

To register for classes, continuing students should:

  1. Obtain a registration appointment by accessing the Internet* - see the Academic Calendar  to determine when registration begins each semester; the system will be available to provide appointments one week prior to that date.
  2. Plan a course schedule - some alternate courses should be selected in case first selections are closed.
  3. At the correct appointment time access the Internet*.
  4. Pay tuition and fees - log in to the eWeber student portal* to pay tuition and fees online. Electronic statements and up-to-date balances are available in the student account at any time.

* To log in, go to weber.edu, and enter your Wildcat Username and password.

A Wildcat ID and password are required before registering online in your eWeber student portal. You can sign up for a Wildcat ID online at weber.edu/eservices. For assistance contact Computing Support at 801-626-7777.

Registration Appointments

  • Registration appointments are issued to new and continuing students one week before registration begins each semester. During this week students may obtain a registration appointment by accessing the Internet at weber.edu and entering their Wildcat Username and password. Go to the Student Services tab and click on Registration Time.
  • Registration appointments are calculated based on a student’s total earned hours (hours earned with a passing letter grade and hours earned through credit by examination).

First Registration Phase - (Registration by Appointment)

  • During this registration phase, students may register starting on their appointed day.
  • On their assigned day and appointed time, students should access the registration system on the Internet at weber.edu and enter their Wildcat Username and password.
  • Tuition and fees may be paid by cash, check VISA, DiscoverCard, or MasterCard. Log in to the eWeber student portal to pay tuition and fees online. Electronic statements and up-to-date balances are available in the student account at any time. A paper billing statement will be mailed at the student’s request by sending an email to cashiers@weber.edu.
  • Refer to Bursar’s Office to obtain information about payment deadlines and tuition and fee amounts. It is the student’s responsibility to understand the registration, payment, withdrawal, and refund schedule and to make sure account balances are paid in-full and on-time to avoid late fees or other charges.

Second Registration Phase - (Open Registration)

Once appointment registration is complete, “open registration” continues and all students are allowed access to register and/or make changes to their class schedules on a first-come-first-served basis.

  • During the second phase of registration, all students may register or make changes by accessing the registration system on the Internet at weber.edu and entering their Wildcat Username and password.
  • Tuition and fees may be paid by cash, check VISA, DiscoverCard, or MasterCard. Log in to the eWeber student portal to pay tuition and fees online. Electronic statements and up-to-date balances are available in the student account at any time. A paper billing statement will be mailed at the student’s request by sending an email to cashiers@weber.edu.
  • Refer to the Bursar’s Office to obtain information about payment deadlines and tuition and fee amounts. It is the student’s responsibility to understand the registration, payment, withdrawal, and refund schedule and to make sure account balances are paid in-full and on-time to avoid late fees or other charges.

Changes in Registration

  • Students may add classes online or at the registration windows (Registrar’s Solution Center at the Ogden campus, Davis campus, West center and Morgan center) through the 5th business day of the semester or block. Instructor approval will be required to add a class beginning on the 6th business day of the semester or block.
  • Students may drop classes online or at the registration windows (Registrar’s Solution Center) through the deadline dates (see the Academic Calendar  online). There are different deadlines for refunds and grading when withdrawing from classes.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to plan their class schedules in consultation with an advisor to avoid unnecessary changes and ensure efficient progress toward completion of degree requirements.
  • Students receiving financial aid should be careful not to reduce their credit hour load below the minimum number of hours required by their award level.

Closed Classes

  • Only academic departments and instructors have the authority to admit students to closed classes.
  • Students may contact the individual department and/or the instructor for specific procedures regarding admission to closed classes.

Credit/No Credit (CR/NC) Registration

The basic objective of credit/no credit grading is to allow students the opportunity to enroll in classes outside their major or minor on a pass (CR)/ fail (NC) basis without affecting their GPA. The following rules apply:

  • Freshmen students may take no more than one class per term on a credit/no credit basis.
  • Students with 30 or more credit hours who have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above may register for no more than two classes per term on credit/no credit basis.
  • A maximum of 20 hours of credit/no credit in elective courses may be used for graduation.
  • Classes taken on a credit/no credit basis will not satisfy major, minor, general education, or specific course requirements. The University Curriculum and General Education Committee have designated a few exceptions to this rule. Please see the academic department for information on these course exceptions.
  • Grades on the credit/no credit system are not included in computing the term or cumulative grade point average. A grade of credit is recorded only for letter grades of C- and above. Grades less than C-, including UW, will be recorded as no credit.
  • Students who change their Program of Study must submit the appropriate form to the Records Office and request the grade be changed to the letter grade issued by the instructor if a credit/no credit course applies to the new Program of Study. 
  • If a student has previously taken a course for a letter grade, the same course may not be retaken for credit/no-credit.
  • Choice of credit/no credit registration should be made at the beginning of the term, but a student may change classes to credit/no credit status until the CR/NC deadline. This date can be found in the University’s Academic Calendar .
  • The instructor is not notified when a student takes a class for a credit/no credit grade. The instructor will assign a letter grade on the Final Grade Report and then the Records Office will convert the letter grades to credit or no credit.

Audit Course Registration

The basic objective of taking a class as audit is to allow students the opportunity to attend a class without earning either a grade or credit for the class.

  • Students registering to audit a class will pay tuition and fees per the current tuition and fee schedule.
  • Students in regulated programs, i.e. Financial Aid and Athletics, are subject to the respective program guidelines for audit registration.
  • Some courses may not be open to audit students because of classroom space limitations. Students must receive instructor permission to audit a class.
  • Choice of audit registration should be made at the beginning of the term, but a student may change classes to audit status until the audit deadline. This date can be found in the University’s Academic Calendar .
  • Students auditing classes are expected to attend on a regular basis. Students may officially withdraw from the audited class according to the deadline. Audit students failing to attend class may be issued a “W” grade at the discretion of the instructor.
  • Senior Citizens (Utah residents ages 62 and over) may audit a course as a Lifetime Learner for a $10.00 fee per semester, on a space available basis, by applying at the Admissions Office. Lifetime Learner’s selecting this option for courses do not have the option to receive a letter grade nor credit on their transcript for these courses.

Registration Credit Hour Loads

  • It is recommended that undergraduate students planning to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in four years register for at least 15 credit hours per semester.
  • Undergraduate students are classified as full-time if they register for 12 or more credit hours, as three-quarter time with 9 credit hours, and as half-time with 6 credit hours.
  • Graduate students are classified as full-time if they register for 9 or more credit hours, and as half-time if they register for 5 or more credit hours.

Overload Registration

  • Students may register for a maximum of 20 credit hours without special permission.
  • Students with a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or better may petition for a maximum of 24 credit hours, and students with a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or better may petition for additional credit hours. Petition forms are available from academic departments or the Registrar’s Solution Center.

Withdrawal

  • Students can withdraw from individual classes online according to the deadlines on the Academic Calendar .
  • Students who want to completely withdraw from the semester or block may do so online according to the deadlines on the Academic Calendar. Students who need help may come in-person with picture ID to the Registrar’s Solution Center, SC 101, or the Davis Campus, D2 246, or may send an email request to registration@weber.edu from their Weber email account ending in @mail.weber.edu, or send a signed written request via fax (801-626-6679) or mail (1102 University Circle, Ogden, UT 84408). Requests should always include the student name, W#, and a clear statement explaining the request.

    Go to the Cashier’s Office page online (www.weber.edu/bursar/RefundDates) and check the Refund Policy and Deadlines before making a decision to drop classes. You will be accountable to the refund schedule for any tuition and fee costs associated with the time you spent registered for your classes.
     
  • From the 16th to 50th business day of a semester, or 16th to 30th business day of a block, students may withdraw from classes online or by submitting a completed “Withdrawal from Class” form to the Registrar’s Solution Center. Courses dropped during this period will appear on the transcript with a “W” notation.

State Authorization

Weber State University is registered as a Private Institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71.  Registration is not an endorsement of the institution.  Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

Class Standing

  New Freshmen Students with 0 earned credit hours
  Advanced Freshmen Students with 1-29 credit hours
  Sophomores Students with 30-59 credit hours
  Juniors Students with 60-89 credit hours
  Seniors Students with 90 credit hours or more
  Graduates Students who have previously received a bachelor’s degree

Course Numbering System

  0001-0999 Non-credit, Developmental (ND) (do not satisfy degree requirements and are non-transferable)
  1000-2999 Lower division
  3000-4999 Upper division
  5000-5999 Post-baccalaureate
  6000-6999 Graduate (Master’s Degree)

Individual course descriptions are listed within each departmental section.

Davis Campus and Additional Locations

In addition to classes taught on the main campus, course work is also available at several off-campus locations including:

WSU Davis Campus, 2750 University Park Blvd, Layton

WSU Morgan Center, 241 E. Young St., Morgan

WSU West Center, 5627 S. 3500 W., Roy

Clearfield High School, 938 S. 1000 E., Clearfield

Davis Area Technical College, 550 E. 300 S., Kaysville

Kaysville Center at Davis High School, 325 South Main, Kaysville

Roy High, 2150 W. 4800 S., Roy

Salt Lake Community College, 4600 Redwood Rd., Salt Lake City

Tuition, Fees and Refunds

Bursar: Michael Richter
Location: Miller Administration, Room 204
Cashiers’ Office: Student Services Center, second floor (SC 209)
Telephone: 801-626-8006
Internet Address: weber.edu/bursar
Email: cashiers@weber.edu

Tuition and Fees

Weber State University reserves the right to assess tuition and fees as approved by the Board of Regents. Current policies, procedures, tuition and fee tables, payment deadlines, refund schedules and other important information are available at weber.edu/bursar (click on the link for Tuition and Fee Tables). 

  • Tuition is established by the Utah State Board of Regents and is subject to change without notice.
  • Full-time students (12-18 credit hours) are assessed full tuition.
  • Part-time students (less than 12 credit hours) are assessed tuition on a per credit hour basis.
  • Students that enroll in more than 18 hours will be assessed tuition on a per credit hour basis for the additional hours.

Please also see Surcharge.

Tuition and Fee Schedule

Tuition and fees are established each year in late spring. Current tuition and fees will be posted on the Internet at weber.edu/bursar/TuitionFee_Tables.html.

HB248 Tuition Disclosure 2012-2013

Full-time undergraduate resident students at Weber State University paying a semester of tuition and fees amount of $2,384 contribute an estimated 59% of the full cost of instruction of $4,041. The remaining support of $1,657 is provided by state tax funds.

Tuition and Fee Assessment

Weber State University does not drop courses for non-payment or non-attendance. Students are responsible for dropping courses they do not plan to attend. Tuition and fees will not be waived for nonattendance. Once registered, each student is obligated to pay for their courses unless the student has dropped courses or the student completes a total withdraw from school during the 100% refund period. If a student drops or completely withdraws from school after the 100% refund period, the student is obligated to pay tuition and fees according to the current semester refund schedule. Also, a student must pay for or drop courses by the payment deadline to avoid late fees and interest. (See Withdrawal for further information.)

Tuition and Fees for Online and Independent Study Courses

Refer to wsuonline.weber.edu/students/costs.asp for tuition and fee information for WSU Online and Independent Study courses, or call 1-800-848-7770 and choose “Online & Independent Study Student Services” from the phone menu.

Course (Lab) Fees

Some courses require additional fees for materials and/or resources.

Rentals and Deposits

Rentals and/or deposits are required on certain items and are paid to the Cashier. Any applicable refunds must be obtained from the Cashier prior to June 30.

Surcharge

In 2003 the Utah State Board of Regents passed a policy designed to encourage students to make reasonable progress toward completion of degree requirements. The policy states that students who exceed 135% of the credits required for completion of their baccalaureate degree will be charged the full cost of instruction. For example, a student whose program of study requires 126 semester credit hours will be allowed a maximum of 170 semester hours in which to complete degree requirements (126 credits x 1.35 = 170 credit hours). Any work beyond the allowed 135% will be charged at the full cost of instruction.

Credit hours that do not count toward the 170 hours are concurrent enrollment, advanced placement, and credit by examination. Individuals are also exempt from the surcharge if:

  • the credits are necessary for the student to complete the student’s program of study; and the excess credits are a result of circumstances where a substantial number of credits from a transferring institution could not be applied to the program of study;
  • the excess credits are a result of a reasonable enhancement of the student’s major by the addition of a minor or emphasis to the program of study; or
  • the excess credits are the result of a re-entry into the educational system by a student who may have accumulated a large number of credits, or even completed degrees, but where employment requirements obligate his or her return to college.

More information is available by contacting the Cashier’s Office at 801-626-8006 (SC 209).

Agreement to Pay Tuition Charges

When a student registers for courses at Weber State University the student agrees to the terms of the “Agreement to Pay Tuition Charges.” The agreement states:

In consideration of the University’s allowing me to register for courses, thus incurring the attendant costs to the University, both direct and indirect, I promise to pay Weber State University (WSU), Ogden, Utah, tuition and fees (principal) assessed to me for courses for which I have registered by the published payment due date for each semester. Also, I agree to pay for any additional fees and interest charges that are assessed to my account each semester. I hereby agree to pay a late payment fee of $40 if my account balance is not paid by the published payment due date, together with interest at the rate of 12% per annum on the unpaid balance. In the event I default on this agreement and it becomes necessary to place this account for collection, I also agree to pay collection fees, not to exceed 50.00% of the original principal balance, plus any court and/or attorney fees resulting from the enforcement of this agreement. Any collection costs stated above are in addition to the principal, fees and interest due on my account. In the event of default of any of the terms of this agreement, I hereby give to the WSU Controller, or his/her designee, Power of Attorney to apply all monies due me from WSU to any delinquent portion of this note until the principal, fees, interest and costs are paid in full. I agree that WSU may repay my account balance from any TITLE IV funds due me. I understand that the principal amount is calculated based on my class-load each semester at WSU. All outstanding tuition account balances are considered qualified educational loans under I.R.C § 221 and are extended with the express understanding that future repayment shall be made to the university. I further understand that my acceptance of these terms represents my acknowledgementand acceptance of my tuition account balance qualifying as a qualified education loan under I.R.C. § 221, and as such, is exempt from discharge under federal bankruptcy code 11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(8).

Billing Statement

Tuition and fees statements are available on the eWeber student portal. Electronic statements and up-to-date balances are available in the student account at any time. Students are responsible for viewing up-to-date balance or e-statements in the student account. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure account balances are paid in-full and on-time. A paper billing statement will only be mailed at the student’s request by sending an email to cashiers@weber.edu.

Payment Schedule

  • Payment deadlines are listed on the Internet at weber.edu/bursar.
  • Tuition and fees may be paid by cash, check VISA, DiscoverCard, MasterCard or American Express.
  • Monthly payment plans are available to help students who are not able to pay in full when tuition is due. (See Monthly Payment Plan Option below.)

Late Payment Fee

A late payment fee will be assessed to all students who have not paid their tuition and fees in-full or have not signed up for a monthly payment plan (see weber.edu/bursar/Late_fees.html for the amount and schedule for assessment of the fee.) If a student has an outstanding balance after their financial aid or scholarships have been applied, the student is responsible to pay this amount by the payment deadline to avoid the late payment fee and interest charges. The late payment fee and interest are nonrefundable and will not be waived.

If a student changes his/her schedule by adding classes, the student has until Friday at 4:00 p.m. of that week to pay the balance or the late payment fee will be assessed to the student account. Students should check their account balance each time a change is made to his/her schedule to determine the new balance due.

Interest Assessment

Interest will begin the fourth week of the semester. The annual rate is 12%. A student will not be assessed interest as long as the student is in a Monthly Payment Plan that covers all tuition and fees and current on all payments. Interest on unpaid balances will be assessed in addition to the late payment fee.

Monthly Payment Plan Option

The Monthly Payment Plan is a program intended to help students who are not able to pay their account in full by the tuition and fee deadline. Instead of one large payment, tuition and fees are broken down into equal monthly payments. Enrollment in a plan is available at the time of registration prior to beginning of each semester. See weber.edu/bursar for details about monthly payment plans.

Personal Checks or eChecks

Personal checks or eChecks returned by a financial institution for any reason are subject to a service charge and may result in the withholding of student records and/or dropping of courses.

Delinquent Accounts-Collection Fees

Students with unpaid tuition and fees, room and board, parking fines, or other fees due to the University will have a hold placed on their records until such obligations are paid in full. The hold will prevent the student from registering for future semesters, viewing transcripts or grades, delay graduation, and limit use of the Wildcard and certain student services.

Unpaid accounts will be processed by University collections. A collection fee of ten percent of the outstanding balance will be assessed to the student. Interest and monthly collection fees will also be assessed on any unpaid balance. In the event additional collection efforts become necessary, WSU may refer a past due account to an outside collection agency. All delinquent accounts are subject to collection fees, interest, plus all court costs and reasonable attorney fees. The collection agency and/or WSU will report delinquent accounts to a credit reporting agency.

Third Party/Sponsored Payments

Students are responsible for ensuring that appropriate documentation for third party/sponsored payments is submitted to the main cashier’s office prior to the start of classes each semester. Students must comply with the terms of the agreement and verify that all tuition and fees changes are paid by the sponsor agreement. It is the student’s responsibility to verify that any course or tuition and fee changes will be paid by the sponsor and that these changes are reported to the accounts receivable office for proper processing. If the sponsor does not provide funding by the end of the semester, the student will be responsible for payment of tuition and fees. The account will be considered delinquent if unpaid at the end of the semester. (See Delinquent Accounts above.) Contact 801-626-6263 for information on how to submit vouchers or contracts.

Administrative Withdrawals

The University reserves the right to administratively withdraw a student from a current semester if a student has an unpaid tuition and fee balance from a prior semester or if the student provides a dishonored check or other payment to pay for tuition and fees. The prior semester courses will not be dropped or withdrawn.

Financial Petitions

Tuition and fee assessment is based on the registration date of the course and date of withdrawal from the course. The withdrawal dates are published on the Academic Calendar  each semester. If, due to extenuating or for other acceptable circumstances, the student must drop a course after the published deadline, the student must complete the “Exception to University Policy-Tuition and Fee Assessment Petition” weber.edu/bursar/Petition.html and submit supporting documentation.

Tuition and fees are assessed according to approved tuition and fee tables. The assessment is based on the number of registered credit hours or liable hours for each student. For example, if the student signs up for 12 credit hours, he or she is liable for paying for 12 hours according to the tuition and fee table.

Deadlines for Filing Petition

The deadline for filing a petition is the last day of the semester of enrollment. The burden of proof rests with the student to submit documentation of circumstances that prevented the student from adhering to the University policies and procedures. For more information and forms refer to: weber.edu/bursar/Petition.html

Refunds and Reimbursements

Student fees and course fees are refunded based on the University refund schedule (see weber.edu/bursar). Late fees and withdrawal fees are nonrefundable. In most cases, if a credit card is used to pay for tuition and fees, refunds and residual funds will be credited to the credit card. Students may opt to have any refund sent electronically to a bank account of their choice by setting up a refund profile at weber.edu/bursar/erefunds.html. All other refunds will be mailed to the student. Admission fees and recording fees are nonrefundable.

Refunds for dropped courses will be processed after the third week of class.

Financial Aid Withdrawals and Return of Title IV Funds

See Withdrawals and Return of Title IV Funds in the Financial Aid section.