May 27, 2024  
2023 - 2025 Voorhees University Catalog 
  
2023 - 2025 Voorhees University Catalog

Tuition



An expense can be an investment, especially when it leads to future opportunities. Education is a worthy investment, and the Division of Business and Fiscal Affairs is available to assist, from the first semester through graduation. The schedule of basic fees below does not include charges for books and supplies, travel expenses, and miscellaneous personal expenses. Basic tuition, fees, room, and board are to be paid in full prior to the beginning of classes. Payments can be made in cash, by certified or cashier check, draft or money order, made payable to Voorhees University. The University also accepts Visa, American Express, Discover, and/or Master Card.

Please Note: Cash should *not* be mailed to the University!! When mailing payments, address these to

The Division of Business and Fiscal Affairs
Attn: Vice President for Business and Fiscal Affairs Voorhees University
Post Office Box 678 Denmark, SC 29042-0678

The University reserves the right to adjust tuition, fees, room, and board during the year, should conditions warrant.

Schedule Of Basic Fees

(One Academic Year = Two Semesters) Full-Time Students (12-18 Credit Hours) 

  Resident/Boarding Non-resident/No Board
Tuition $11,630 $11,630

 

Technology Fee $550 $550
Student Activity Fee $450 $450
Board $3,670 $0
Room- Guerry Finely, Halmi, Blanton, Battle $3676 $0
Room Menafee $4,276 $0
Room- Living and Learning Center $4,876 $0
One-Year Total $19,976 $12,630

Important:

  1. Part-time students (who carry less than 12 hours) are charged $484 per credit hour.
  2. The $484 per credit hour fee also applies to full-time students for each credit hour carried over 18 hours.

Other Fees and Assessments Payable in Advance

Textbooks and Supplies (estimated per semester) $750
Graduation Application Fee $25
Graduation Application Late Fee $40
Graduation $250
Late Registration $75
Room Deposit (Non-Refundable) $75
Room Deposit Menafee $150
Room Deposit Living Learning Center $200
Key Replacement - Mail Room $50
Key Replacement - Dormitory $25
Application Fee $25
International Fee $50
Automobile Registration $40
Duplicate ID Card $10
Duplicate Library Card $5
Transcripts (Official Copy $10, Student Copy $5) $5 or $10

Voorhees University requires each student to pay a minimum payment of $350 on tuition and fees each semester. The payment is due before or at the time of registration without regard to the amount of financial aid for which the student is eligible.

Payment of Fees and Expenses

Fees and expenses are due at or before the beginning of each semester. In cases where a student cannot pay the full amount due at registration, he/she should contact the Office of the Vice President for Business and Fiscal Affairs for assistance far enough in advance to avoid delays in registration. However, the University reserves the right to require from all students, at each registration period, an amount that is determined annually, regardless of the amount of financial aid received. All cashier checks and money orders should be made payable to Voorhees University. A $35.00 bookkeeping fee will be charged for returned checks. Students will not be allowed to view their final grades or receive official transcripts if they have not paid, in full, any amount due to the University.

TUITION, ROOM, AND BOARD CHARGES may be paid in four installations: the first such installment must be paid at the time of enrollment; the second, third and final payments must be paid monthly on or before due dates posted by the Business Office.

Schedule Of Payments

First Semester

DATE DUE BOARDING STUDENTS DAY STUDENTS
Due on Entrance (12-18 hrs.) $3,329.00 $2,105.00
October 1 $2,220.00 $1,404.00
November 1 $2,219.00 $1,403.00
December 1 $2,219.00 $1,403.00
TOTAL $9,988.00 $6,315.00

Second Semester

DATE DUE BOARDING STUDENTS DAY STUDENTS
Due on Entrance (12-18 hrs.) $3,329.00 $2,105.00
February 1 $2,220.00 $1,404.00
March l $2,220.00 $1,403.00
April l $2,219.00 $1,403.00
TOTAL $9,988.00 $6,315.00
TOTAL FOR YEAR $19,976.00 $12,630.00

Summer School

TUITION AND BOARDING STUDENTS DAY STUDENTS

(1 - 5 Hrs.)

(6- 9 Hrs.)

Over 9 hrs.

$484.00.00/credit hour

$2,904.0

$2,904.00 + 484.000 (each
additional hour in excess of 9)

$484.00/credit hour

$2,904.00

$2,904.00 + 484.00 (each additional hour in excess of 9)

Room $492  
Board $600  

General Information

​Disbursement And Federal Funds Credit Balance Policy

Title IV federal financial assistance and other types of financial aid will be credited to student accounts. At such time that the total of Federal Title IV funds credited exceeds the amount of the student’s tuition and fees, room and/or board, and other authorized charges, the credit balance will be paid directly to the student or parent no later than 14 days after the date the credit balance occurs If a student has a credit balance on their account due to the disbursement of Title IV Federal Financial Aid, Voorhees University will automatically refund the credit balance UNLESS the student has specific instructions on file with the Business Office.

Voorhees University Refund Policy

If a student withdraws from or leaves the University at any time after registration, a prorated refund of institutional charges (tuition, fees, room, and board) will be granted according to the following:

Withdrawal within the first week, 100 percent
Withdrawal within the second week, 90 percent
Withdrawal within the third week, 80 percent
Withdrawal within the fourth week, 70 percent
Withdrawal within the fifth week, 60 percent
Withdrawal within the sixth week, 50 percent
Withdrawal within the seventh week, 0 percent

Federal Policy For Return Of Title Iv Funds

Federal financial aid funds are awarded the expectation that students will complete the entire period of enrollment. Students earn a percentage of the funds that are disbursed with each day of attendance. When a student who has received federal financial aid funds (Title IV funds) withdraws from school before the end of the semester. Federal law requires Voorhees University to calculate the percentage and amount of unearned financial aid funds that must be returned to the federal government.

Once a student has completed more than 60% of the enrollment period, students are considered to have earned all funds received. This calculation may also have the effect of requiring the student to repay the federal government, in cash, funds that have already been disbursed to the student. Students are encouraged to meet with their financial aid counselor before deciding to withdraw from school. The following procedures will determine the amount of funds to be returned. Additionally, the student will not be eligible for any refund of tuition that may have otherwise been due to the student based on the Voorhees Tuition refund schedule due to the student’s failure to officially withdraw. Fees are not refundable.

Withdrawal Process

OFFICIAL - Students may withdraw from the institution at any time. The point of contact for withdrawal from the institution is the Office of Records and Registration, located in Room 103, Massachusetts Hall. The Official Withdrawal date is the date that the student contacts the records office of their withdrawing from the University via form, email, or phone call. If a student withdraws from the University by the last day to add a class, the student will not receive grade assignments on their academic record. However, the student is not absolved of charges incurred. Please see the Tuition Refund Policy for additional information. If the student withdraws after the last day to add a course, but before the Drop withdrawal deadline (please see the current Academic Calendar for specific deadlines), a grade of “W” will be assigned to the student’s permanent academic record. If the student withdraws after the deadline, the instructor of each course will assign the grade of “WP” or “WF,” which will be placed on the student’s permanent academic record. Additionally, an exit date, based on the last date of class attended will be reported on behalf of the student. This may affect student loan repayment dates.

UNOFFICIAL - If a student ceases attending school but does not officially notify (unofficial) the school of their withdrawal, the school will treat the student as withdrawn. The institution then uses the midpoint of the semester or the last date of the student’s documented academic-related activity or attendance date. The University will review records of students with grade assignments of all FX’s, on their mid-term and final semester records. A Return of Title IV calculation will be done at the end of the semester for students who fall into this category. Note: Voorhees University considers all F’s as earned grade assignments.
Note: This process cannot be completed by proxy and must be completed at the time you cease to attend classes.

The University uses the Return of Title IV calculations from the Return of Title IV tool provided by FAA Access online.

  • The institution determines the withdrawal date from the date the student makes official contact with the records office their withdrawing from the University. This can be done by completing the withdrawal form, email, or phone call. The University uses that contact date as the date of withdrawal.
  • The institution determines the amount of student financial aid earned.
  • Multiply the percentage of the payment period or enrollment completed times the aid that was disbursed or could have been disbursed.
  • Subtract the earned amount from the aid disbursed as of the date the institution determined that the student withdrew. This is the unearned amount.
  • Return unearned funds to Title IV Programs, or pay student post-withdrawal disbursement.
  • If the student earned less aid than was disbursed, the institution will be required to return a portion of the funds and the student may also be required to return a portion of the funds. Keep in mind that when Title IV funds are returned by the institution, the student borrower will generally owe a debit balance to the institution.
  • If the amount of aid disbursed to the student is less than the amount of aid earned by the student, a post-withdrawal disbursement may be available to assist the payment of any outstanding tuition and fee charges on the student’s account. The post-withdrawal disbursement will be made from Title IV grant funds before available Title IV loan funds. If part of the post-withdrawal disbursement is a grant, the institution may apply the grant funds to tuition and fees or disburse the grant funds directly to the student.
  • If the student is eligible to receive a post-withdrawal disbursement from the Title IV loan funds, the student (or parent in the case of a PLUS loan) will be asked for their permission to either disburse the loan funds to the student’s account to reduce the balance owed to the institution or disburse the excess loan funds directly to the student. Voorhees has 30 days from the date of determination the student withdrew to offer the post-withdrawal disbursement of a loan to the student (or the parent in the case of a PLUS loan). The student (or parent) has 14 days from the date Voorhees sends the notification to accept the post-withdrawal disbursement in writing. If the student accepts the post-withdrawal disbursement, Voorhees will make payment as soon as possible, but no later than 180 days from the student’s withdrawal date. No portion of the post-withdrawal disbursement of loan funds will be disbursed if the student (or parent) does not respond to Voorhees’s notification.
  • The institution must return the amount of Title IV funds for which it is responsible no later than 45 days after the date of determination of the date of the student’s withdrawal. Title IV refunds are allocated in the following order:
  1. Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans
  2. Federal Direct Subsidized Loans
  3. Federal Direct PLUS Loans
  4. Federal Pell Grants for which a return of funds is required
  5. Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grants for which a return of funds is required
  6. Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant for which a return of funds is required

*Not all Federal Title IV fund types are listed here but those listed are the most likely to be administered by Voorhees University.

Customer Agreement/service Contract Addendum

By signing this application for Tuition and other fees, the applicant agrees to pay all costs of collection of the applicant’s unpaid bills. Voorhees University has the right under the South Carolina Setoff Debt Collection Act to collect any sum due and owed by the applicant through offset of the applicant’s state income tax refund. If Voorhees University chooses to pursue debts owed by the applicant through the Setoff Debt Collection Act, the applicant agrees to pay all fees and costs incurred through the setoff process, including fees charged by the Department of Revenue, the South Carolina Association of Counties, the Municipal Association of South Carolina, and/or Voorhees University. If Voorhees University chooses to pursue debts in a manner other than setoff, the applicant agrees to pay the costs and fees associated with the selected manner as well.

Responsibility For Student Possessions

Although every precaution is taken to maintain adequate security, the University cannot assume responsibility for the loss of or damage to students’ possessions. Students are advised to secure personal insurance to cover their belongings in the event a loss occurs.

Release Of Academic Transcripts

Transcripts and/or grades will be released only when accounts are cleared. Academic transcripts will not be released to former students who are delinquent or have defaulted on an education loan received at Voorhees University.

Purchase And Payment Of Books

The cost of books ranges from $500 to $750 per semester for a full-time student.