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    Jun 18, 2024  
Missouri Baptist University 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Missouri Baptist University 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

University Fees and Financial Information



BUSINESS OFFICE MASTER PROMISSORY NOTE (BOMPN)

A Business Office Master Promissory Note (BOMPN) and Financial Responsibility Agreement (FRA) must be completed by all students at the beginning of their current course of study. Any student who has had a break in their enrollment of at least one semester is required to complete a new BOMPN and FRA.

There is no charge for the completion of this note, and it does not take the place of a payment agreement. All students must sign a BOMPN and FRA prior to attending courses. Classes will not be moved to official status without a completed BOMPN and FRA for the current program of study on file.

Students may request a secure link to e-sign the documentation needed to finalize enrollment here: Document Request. Please include student ID number in your request. A signature link will only be sent to the student’s MBU Email. Photos of completed documents will not be accepted.

PAYMENT OF ACCOUNTS

All accounts are due and payable prior to the first day of classes each semester. The University offers a variety of financial aid to assist students in paying accounts, which are described in the catalog section on financial aid, scholarships, military and veterans’ benefits. All institutional and external aid applications must be completed and submitted to the Student Financial Services Office at least ten working days prior to the first day of classes. The student is responsible for the accuracy and timeliness of all applications. Should arrangements for payment appear necessary, such arrangements should then be made with the Student Financial Services Office in order to finalize official registration. Payment of account balance not covered by scholarships, aid, or an approved payment plan must be completed by the first day of class to avoid a late payment fee of $160.00 being assessed on your student account.   Payments may be made through myMBU Access and navigating to “My Payments/Refunds.

Semester Expenses (Excluding Textbooks)

The following fees are in effect for the 2023-2024 academic year.

MAIN CAMPUS

UNDERGRADUATE CHARGES:  
Fall and Spring Semesters, Full-Time (12-18 hours):  
Comprehensive Tuition $15,765.00
Overload Fee, per credit hour over 18 $1,051.00
Student Services Fee $796.00
Athletic fee, per term $90.00
Nursing Program Fee, per term $1,500.00
   
Fall and Spring Semesters, Part-Time (less than 12 hours):  
Tuition, per credit hour $1,090.00
Student Services Fee, per credit hour $34.00
Winter/Summer Semester:  
Comprehensive Tuition (9-15 hours) $8,155.00
Tuition, per credit hour $906.00
Student Services Fee, per credit hour $34.00
   
Parking Fees for Full- and Part-Time:  
Fall and Spring (Day and Evening):  
  Parking Lots C & F $99.00
  Parking Lots D, E, & G – Residence Hall Lots $99.00
   
GRADUATE CHARGES (Main Campus):  
All Terms:  
Master’s & Ed.S. Tuition, per credit hour $724.00
Ed.D. Tuition, per credit hour $799.00
   
RESIDENTIAL CHARGES:  
     HOUSING:  
Fall and Spring Semesters:  
Application Fee (non-refundable) $100.00
Lost Key Fee $105.00
Pillsbury-Huff & North Halls  
     Dorm Room & Board 19 meal plan $5,403.00
     Dorm Room & Board 15 meal plan $5,245.00
Spartan Village Row House  
     Dorm Room & Board 19 meal plan $6,654.00
     Dorm Room & Board 15 meal plan $6,496.00
     Dorm Room & Board 10 meal plan $6,302.00
Spartan Village Dorms  
     Dorm Room & Board 19 meal plan $6,019.00
     Dorm Room & Board 15 meal plan $5,861.00
 Spartan Village Apartments  
     On-Campus Apartment w/19 meal plan $7,611.00
     On-Campus Apartment w/15 meal plan $7,453.00
     On-Campus Apartment w/10 meal plan $7,259.00
     
*All students living on campus must have a meal plan. Students cannot make changes after the first day of the semester.  
   
Winter/Summer Terms:  
Lost Key Fee $105.00
Apartment only/no food service (per month) $636.00

OFF-CAMPUS PROGRAMS

Tuition and fees at off-campus sites are charged in addition to any comprehensive undergraduate Main campus tuition and fees for full-time, undergraduate Main campus students.

UNDERGRADUATE:  
   
Regional Learning Centers  
Undergraduate Tuition, per credit hour $499.00
Dual Enrollment @ Bowling Green HS, per credit hour $134.00
Buchanan HS Dual Enrollment @ MBU, per credit hour $134.00
   
GRADUATE (all Regional Learning Centers):  
Master’s & Ed.S. Tuition, per credit hour $599.00
Ed.D. Tuition, per credit hour $799.00
   
DISTANCE LEARNING:  
Undergraduate Web Courses, per credit hour $499.00
Ed.D., per credit hour $799.00
Online Programs, per credit hour:  
  BPS-M&L, MAT, MSE, MSFM, MSSM, MSW $668.00
  MA-School, MAC, MACM, MBA, MSN, Ed.S. $745.00
  MSCS $538.00
  GCTIE, MEA, MET, MS, MSHEL $599.00
  Adult and Online Program $499.00

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

EXCEL Dual Credit Program, per credit hour $70.00
MBU Achieve Program, per credit hour $113.00
High School Dual Enrollment on Campus, per credit hour $140.00
BJC, per credit hour $331.00
PEP, per credit hour $154.00
Special Seminars, per credit hour $115.00
   
Credit for Prior Learning (undergraduate and graduate)  
Portfolio Evaluation Fee, per credit hour $79.00
Portfolio Transcription Fee, per credit hour $328.00
   
Credit by Examination  
Advanced Standing by ACT/SAT Transcription Fee, per credit hour $80.00
Challenge Test Administration Fee, per credit hour $45.00
Challenge Test Credit by Exam, per credit hour $110.00
CLEP/DSST Credit Transcription Fee, per credit hour $80.00

COURSE SPECIFIC FEES

(in addition to tuition and student service fee):

Activity Course Fees  
  KACT 101A Archery, per hour $38.00
  KACT 101D Self Defense, per hour $38.00
  KACT 101G Golf, per hour $45.00
  KACT 101X Bowling, per hour $45.00
COUN 0000 Tevera Membership $200.00
EDAS WM3 Watermark 7-Year License $160.00
EDCL 4700 CPL Student Teaching Evaluation $350.00
EDSP 463/563 Individual Diagnostic Assessment $10.00
EDUC 201 Professional Growth & Development I $50.00
EDAS MoGEA Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA)* †   $59.00
EDUC 401 Professional Growth & Development II $100.00
EXSC 363 Adapted Physical Activity $10.00
EXSC 453/553 Fitness Management $80.00
EXSC 483/583 Principles of Human Performance $105.00
Field Experience Fee (EDCL 211, EDCL 220, EDCL 411/511, EDCL 420/520) $38.00
GRADUATE INTERNSHIP/PRACTICUM FEES (per course):  
  Counseling Practicum (COUN 5253 or SCED 5253) $130.00
  Counseling Internships  
        COUN 5461 or SCED 5801 $133.00
        COUN 5462 $266.00
       COUN 5343, 5353, 5383, 5393, 5463 $400.00
       SCED 5383 $400.00
  LBCL 583 - Library Practicum, per hour  $38.00
  Psychological Examiner and Reading Practicums $190.00
IDST 311 Leadership Development $110.00
SMGT 476 Sport Management Internship $64.00
SOCW 0000 MSW Professional Development $195.00
Laboratory Fee, per credit hour $38.00
  (biology, chemistry, communications, computer, exercise science, and physics laboratory courses)  
MUSIC: CLASS INSTRUCTION  
  Instrument, Piano, or Voice $120.00
MUSIC: PRIVATE INSTRUCTION (instrumental or piano)  
  MUAI or MUAP 101/301 (30 minute lesson) $188.00
  MUAI or MUAP 111/311 (45 minute lesson) $245.00
  MUAI or MUAP 112/312 (60 minute lesson) $370.00
MUSIC: PRIVATE INSTRUCTION (voice)  
  (includes fee for accompanist)  
  MUAV 101/301 (30 minute lesson) $250.00
  MUAV 111/311 (45 minute lesson) $339.00
  MUAV 112/312 (60 minute lesson) $490.00
Seminar Fee (CEWL 473 Christian Ministry Internship) $115.00
Student Teaching Fee (16 weeks) $520.00
Undergraduate Clinical Experience/Internship/Practicum Fee, per credit hour $38.00

*Students will receive a voucher codes with which to register for the assessment(s) associated with this course. Fees are set by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE).

Required only for undergraduate, degree-seeking students

OTHER FEES:

(in addition to tuition and student service fee):  
ACT Residual Test Fee $60.00
Application Fee (excluding Ed.D. program) $35.00
Application Fee (Ed.D. program) $50.00
Audit Fee, per credit hour equivalent $324.00
Graduation Fee, Undergraduate (final semester only) $220.00
Graduation Fee, Graduate (final semester only) $240.00
ID Replacement Fee $25.00
Note Fee $30.00
Note fee for Past Due Account $50.00
Test Proctor Fee (Non-MBU Student) $30.00
Transcript Fee (second and subsequent copies) $10.00

PENALTIES:

Administrative Withdrawal (on first day of term) $160.00
Late Payment Fee $160.00
Late Registration Penalty $30.00
Missed Test Fee $100.00
Returned Check Charge $30.00
Schedule Adjustment (after regular registration) $30.00

FOLLETT ACCESS® Program

The ACCESS® program delivers all required course materials as part of tuition or fees. Students enrolled in courses participating in the ACCESS® program do not need to buy course materials denoted with the ACCESS® logo on the course tags in the bookstore and on the bookstore website under the Section Note of each course: http://www.bkstr.com/missouribaptiststore/home. Students interested in opting out of the Follett ACCESS ® program must contact the bookstore for information on doing so. 

Policies Governing Finances

RELEASE OF STUDENT TRANSCRIPT

There is a charge of ten dollars ($10.00) for each official transcript. There are additional fees for transcripts mailed to addresses outside the United States and for overnight or express mailing. The student’s account must be paid in full and all holds cleared before any transcript of credit can be issued. There will be a ten (10) day waiting period before the transcript is released if students choose to clear their account and/or pay for their transcript using a check. All requests for official transcripts must be made in writing to the Director of Records. Information on requesting a transcript may be found at https://www.mobap.edu/academics-overview/academics-records-registrar/transcript-requests/. Transcript request forms are available in the Records Office, Regional Learning Center offices, or online. Unofficial transcripts are available through the student portal, myMBU Access.

DELINQUENT ACCOUNTS

Students whose accounts are delinquent will not be permitted to register and/or return for a succeeding semester or term. In addition, transcripts will not be issued, and the student will not be permitted to participate in commencement exercises, if scheduled to graduate. Delinquent accounts are charged interest, collection fees, and court costs, when submitted to the collection agency, and will be reported to a national credit bureau.

Students have six months following their last recorded date of attendance to dispute their bill based on their attendance.

ENROLLMENT STATUS CHANGE

After the first day of the semester, any schedule adjustment will result in a $30.00 schedule adjustment fee. If a student adds or drops individual courses changing status from part-time to full-time, or full-time to part-time, semester expenses will be recalculated to reflect the changed status. Financial aid will be recalculated according to applicable institutional policies, state and federal laws, and rules set out by agencies related to particular aid programs. Refund calculations will be made according to the refund schedule which follows.

REFUND SCHEDULES

It is understood that each student enters for at least one term, and the University assumes the expense of making provisions accordingly. Therefore, a student’s withdrawal does not materially reduce the costs to the University. Tuition refunds are pro-rated from the date withdrawal is approved by the Records Offices as follows in the case of a course load status change, such as overload to full-time, full-time to part-time, a reduction of course load within the part-time status, or complete withdrawal/dismissal from the University. Refunds for classes of non-standard term length are published in the respective class schedule.

Semester Add/Drop Dates 

Fifteen/Sixteen Week Classes  
Withdrawal on the 1st day (less administrative withdrawal fee) 100% of tuition
Withdrawal after 1st day through end of 2nd week 90% of tuition
Withdrawal during 3rd and 4th weeks 50% of tuition
Withdrawal during 5th through 8th weeks 25% of tuition
Withdrawal after 8th week 0% of tuition
   
Twelve-Week Classes  
Withdrawal on the 1st day (less administrative withdrawal fee) 100% of tuition
Withdrawal after 1st day through end of 1st week 90% of tuition
Withdrawal during 2nd and 3rd weeks 50% of tuition
Withdrawal during 4th through 6th weeks 25% of tuition
Withdrawal after 6th week 0% of tuition
   
Ten-Week Classes  
Withdrawal on the 1st day (less administrative withdrawal fee) 100% of tuition
Withdrawal after 1st day through end of 1st week 90% of tuition
Withdrawal during 2nd and 3rd weeks 50% of tuition
Withdrawal during 4th and 5th weeks 25% of tuition
Withdrawal after 5th week 0% of tuition
   
Eight-Week Classes  
Withdrawal on the 1st day (less administrative withdrawal fee) 100% of tuition
Withdrawal after 1st day through end of 1st week 90% of tuition
Withdrawal during 2nd week 50% of tuition
Withdrawal during 3rd and 4th weeks 25% of tuition
Withdrawal after 4th week 0% of tuition
   
Five-Week Classes  
Withdrawal on the 1st day (less administrative withdrawal fee) 100% of tuition
Withdrawal after 1st day through end of 1st week 90% of tuition
Withdrawal during 2nd week 50% of tuition
Withdrawal during 3rd week 25% of tuition
Withdrawal after 3rd week 0% of tuition
   
Four-Week Classes  
Withdrawal on the 1st day (less administrative withdrawal fee) 100% of tuition
Withdrawal on the 2nd day 90% of tuition
Withdrawal during 3rd day through 4th day 50% of tuition
Withdrawal during 5th through 8th day 25% of tuition
Withdrawal after 8th day 0% of tuition
   
Three-Week Classes  
Withdrawal on the 1st day (less administrative withdrawal fee) 100% of tuition
Withdrawal on the 2nd day 90% of tuition
Withdrawal after 2nd day through end of 1st week 50% of tuition
Withdrawal during 2nd week 25% of tuition
Withdrawal after 2nd week 0% of tuition

ROOM DEPOSITS AND ALL OTHER FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE IN CASE OF WITHDRAWAL FROM THE UNIVERSITY.

REFUNDS FOR RESIDENT STUDENTS

This information can be found in the Occupancy Agreement portion of the housing application or the Handbook For Residential Living  https://www.mobap.edu/student-life/residential-life/resident-life-forms/

Cancellation Policy for New Residents. For purposes of this Agreement, “New Resident” is defined as a student who has not enrolled in MBU before the upcoming semester.  If this Occupancy Agreement starts in the Fall semester, the duration is for the full academic year.  If this Agreement starts during the Spring semester, the duration is for the Spring semester only.  Students who seek to continue living in campus housing for the next academic year will complete a Resident Intent Contract during the spring semester for the following fall at which point they will be considered a “Current Resident” (see section below).

  • Cancellation for Fall for New Residents. A “New Resident” is defined as a student who has not previously lived in MBU campus housing the semester prior to the upcoming or current semester.  If written notice of cancellation for the Fall semester is received by the Office of Residence Life on or before July 1, 2023, the student will not have a cancellation fee for fall charges. If the student notifies the Office of Residence Life in writing after July 1, 2023, or fails to notify the Office of Residence Life, the New Resident will be charged a $1000 cancellation fee for students that continue to be enrolled at MBU. Any cancellation after August 22, 2023 will be subject to the terms of the refund schedule listed below. In an exception to this policy, if a student is denied admission to the University, the student will not be charged any cancellation fee. The housing application fee is non-refundable. The Office of Residence Life can be contacted at residentlife@mobap.edu.
Date FALL CANCELLATION POLICY for New Residents
7/1/2023 - 8/20/2023 $1000 cancellation fee
8/21/2023 - 9/1/2023 60% refund of housing and meal plan
9/2/2023 - 9/8/2023 40% refund of housing and meal plan
9/9/2023 - 9/16/2023 20% refund of housing and meal plan
9/17/2023 - 4/26/2024 No Refund
  • Cancellation for Spring New Residents. A “Spring New Resident” is defined as a student who has not previously lived in MBU campus housing the semester prior to the upcoming or current semester.  If written notification of cancellation for the Spring semester is received by the Office of Residence Life by December 1, 2023, the student will not have a cancellation fee or spring charges. If the student notifies the Office of Residence Life in writing after December 1, 2023, or fails to notify the Office of Residence Life, the New resident will be charged a $1000 cancellation fee for students that continue to be enrolled at MBU.  Any cancellation after December 1, 2023 will be subject to the terms of the refund schedule below. In an exception to this policy, if a student is denied admission to the University, the student will not be charged any cancellation fee. The housing application fee is non-refundable. The Office of Residence Life can be contacted at residentlife@mobap.edu.
Date SPRING CANCELLATION POLICY for Spring New Residents
12/1/2023 - 1/7/2024 $1000 cancellation fee
1/8/2024 - 1/19/2024 60% refund of housing and meal plan
1/20/2024 - 1/26/2024 40% refund of housing and meal plan
1/27/2024 - 2/3/2024 20% refund of housing and meal plan
2/4/2024 - 4/26/2024 No Refund

Cancellation Policy for Current Residents.

  • Cancellation for Current Students for Fall. If a Current Resident wishes to cancel this Agreement but intends to remain enrolled at MBU or if cancellation is necessitated by one or more of the following events: graduation, full University withdrawal (not including involuntary withdrawal as defined in the Spartan Virtues Student Handbook), or academic ineligibility, he/she may cancel the Agreement without penalty provided that written notification is received by the Office of Residence Life by July 1, 2023. The table below outlines a Current Student’s financial responsibilities based on the date written notification is received in the Office of Residence Life. Students that are dropped from classes by the University due to outstanding balance issues or failure to register for classes will not be charged the cancellation fee or any housing charges. Please note: This table is independent of the University’s refund table for tuition and other fees. 
Date FALL CANCELLATION POLICY
7/1/2023 - 8/20/2023 $1000 cancellation fee
8/21/2023 - 9/1/2023 60% refund of housing and meal plan
9/2/2023 - 9/8/2023 40% refund of housing and meal plan
9/9/2023 - 9/16/2023 20% refund of housing and meal plan
9/17/2023 - 4/26/2024 No Refund

** Any student removed from MBU housing for disciplinary reasons will be responsible for all housing charges assessed for the semester he/she is removed.

If a Current Resident intends to continue enrollment and chooses to vacate his/her occupancy space, he/she will be responsible for all terms of this Agreement, including housing charges for the academic year. Students who withdraw from classes and then re-enroll in the same academic year will be responsible for the entirety of the Occupancy Agreement.

  • Cancellation for Current Residents for Spring. A “Current Resident” is defined as a student currently living in the campus housing during the academic year and/or who has lived in campus housing during the spring semester and completed an intent form for the fall semester. The term of this Agreement includes the Spring semester. However, MBU may make the following provisions for cancellation of the Agreement. If a Current Student wishes to cancel this Agreement for Spring semester without penalty, he/she may do so only if cancellation is necessitated by one or more of the following events: graduation, voluntary withdrawal from the University, participation in a MBU program that requires Student to live away from the main campus for Spring semester, or academic ineligibility. Written notice of cancellation must be submitted by Student to the Office of Residence Life by December 1, 2023, and Student must be checked out of his/her space no later than last day of the Fall semester. Any student removed from MBU housing for disciplinary reasons will be responsible for all housing charges assessed for the semester he/she is removed. Students with previous outstanding balances or have not registered for classes will not be allowed to return to campus housing until approval has been given to the Office of Residence life by Financial Aid or the Records Office confirming that the student may continue for the Spring semester. Students that do not notify the Office of Residence Life by December 1, 2023 will be charged a $1000 cancellation fee. Those that move into campus housing on January 8, 2024 are responsible for the full academic year. Students that are dropped from classes by the University due to outstanding balance issues or failure to register for classes will not be charged the cancellation fee or any housing charges unless their enrollment is continued in that semester.