Jul 22, 2019  
Undergraduate Day Catalog 2019-2020 
    
Undergraduate Day Catalog 2019-2020

Tuition & Fees


 

Student Accounts: Financial Information and 2019-2020 Fee Schedule

Palm Beach Atlantic University reserves the right to change fees and other charges that the Board of Trustees considers to be in accord with sound management.

Tuition

Full-Time Tuition (Per Semester)

Tuition Type Tuition Rate
Full Time (12-18 Day Undergrad credit hours) $15,960 per semester
Overload (Over 18 Day Undergrad credit hours) $15,690 per semester + $655 per credit hour over 18

Part-Time Tuition (Per Credit)

Credit Hours/Program Tuition Per Credit Hour
1-6 hours (Day Undergraduate) $765 per credit hour
7 hours (Day Undergraduate) $870 per credit hour
8 hours (Day Undergraduate) $965 per credit hour
9 hours (Day Undergraduate) $1,080 per credit hour
10 hours (Day Undergraduate) $1,190 per credit hour
11 hours (Day Undergraduate) $1,300 per credit hour
Dual Enrollment (High School) $50 per hour
Summer (traditional undergraduate)  $545 per credit hour

Auditing a Course

The rate of tuition for auditing course work depends upon the total number of credit hours (including audit hours) for which a student registers in a given semester. If a daytime undergraduate student is part time, or if the total number of credit hours exceeds 18, then tuition for auditing is one half the applicable per-hour charge.  If a full time day undergraduate student audits a course and the total credit hours including the audit remains between 12 and 18 hours, there is no additional fee to audit the course because it will be included in the flat rate tuition.

Evening/Online students should see their respective catalogs for audit and tuition/fees information.

Meal Plans (per semester)

Meal Plans (per semester) Price
All Access Gold $2,440
All Access Silver $2,350
All Access Bronze $2,175
Block 100 $1,425
Block 50 Meal Plan $825
Block 25 Meal Plan $290
  • Details about each meal plan can be found at https://pba.campusdish.com.  
  • All students residing in residence halls, with the exception of Coastal Towers and Mango Hall, are required to purchase a meal plan. A student with valid medical reason may apply for a meal plan accommodation through the office of Academic Support & Disability Services by the drop/add deadline of each academic semester. The student must have a physician submit a written explanation of the medical problem and recommendations for treatment. If the University's food services are unable to provide accommodation of the prescribed diet, an exemption may be granted.

Residence Halls (per semester)

Residence Hall Cost
Baxter Hall $2,765
Flagler Towers $3,020
Lakeview Hall $3,020
Johnson Hall $2,765
Oceanview Hall $2,765
Rinker Hall $2,860
Weyenberg Hall $2,105
Mango Hall $2,265
Coastal Towers - Standard - Fall and Spring $3,425
Coastal Towers - Premium - Fall and Spring $3,535
Coastal Towers - Standard - Summer $2,173
Coastal Towers - Premium - Summer $2,242

Course Fees

Course fees are set by each school to cover additonal expenses associated with certain courses. Palm Beach Atlantic University reserves the right to change fees and other charges that the Board of Trustees considers to be in accord with sound management. Occasionally, course fees that cover direct expenses associated with the course are added after the publication of this catalog. 

School of Music & Fine Arts Course Fees Fee
Applied Music Fee (1 hour per week) $445
Applied Music Fee (1/2 hour per week) $360
Applied Music Fee (45 minutes per week) $382
Applied Music Fee (Class Instruction) $138
Art Course Fee $98
Dance Course Fee $98
Composition Major Course Fee (MUSC 1002 & MUSC 3002) $445
Recital Fee (15 minute recital) $64
Recital Fee (30 minute recital) $96
Recital Fee (60 minute recital) $159
School of Nursing Course Fees Fee
NUR 3152, NUR 3352, NUR 3242 $30
NUR 3043, NUR 3223 $40
NUR 3012, NUR 3343, NUR 3233, ENUR 4720, ENUR 4730 $50
NUR 3113, NUR 4003 $70
NUR 3112 $80
NUR 4104, ENUR 4710, NUR 6153, NUR 6063, NUR 6163 $100
NUR 2003, NUR 4112, NUR 4012 $105
ENUR3223, ENUR3233, ENUR3813, ENUR3824, ENUR4203, ENUR4343, ENUR4883 $120
NUR 2013 $125
NUR 4232 $130
NUR 4223 $150
NUR 2023 $175
NUR 6104, NUR 7053, NUR 7153, NUR 8053 $200
NUR 4203 $230
ENUR 3803 $250
NUR 4505 $270
NUR 3104 $275
NUR 8153 $489
NUR 8502 $500
School of Communication & Media Course Fees Fee
Cinema-Television Lab  $375
Journalism Lab $100
Sports Broadcasting Lab $375
School of Education & Behavioral Science Course Fees Fee
PRF Assessment Fee (PSY 5023) $15
Group Counseling Fee (PSY 5113) $40
Supplies and Equipment Fee (HHP 1031) $349
Supplies and Equipment Fee (HHP 1071, HHP 2071) $399
Fitness Evaluation Fee (HHP 1061) $30
Lab Fee HHP 3233, HHP 3263, HHP 3423 $30
Lab Fee HHP 4003, HHP 4813 $45
Lab Fee HHP 3021, HHP 4203 $65
FEAPs Documentation Fee (EDU 2001) $125
Materials Fee PSY 5023 $14
Materials Fee PSY 5203 $45
Materials Fee PSY 5323 $22
Materials Fee PSY 5363 $170
Athletic Training Fee (ATR 3023) $25
Athletic Training Fee (ATR 4211, ATR 4333, ATR 4453) $40
Athletic Training Fee (ATR 1003, ATR 2013) $65
School of Arts & Sciences Course Fees Fee
Biology Lab Fee (BIO1021, BIO1041, BIO1101, BIO1111, BIO2281, BIO2291, BIO3001, BIO3101, BIO3111, BIO3201, BIO3211, BIO3311, BIO3401, BIO4001, BIO4101, BIO4201, BIO4212, BIO4301, BIO4601, BIO4852) $90
Biology Lab Fee (BIO2501, BIO3152, BIO3501, BIO3801, BIO4913 $160
Chemistry Lab Fee (CHM1011, CHM1021, CHM1111, CHM2011, CHM2021,CHM3111, CHM3311, CHM4321) $90
Chemistry Lab Fee (CHM3002, CHM3301, CHM3311, CHM4914) $160
Computer Science Lab Fee $35
Earth Science Lab Fee $90
Forensic Science Lab Fee (FOR 1001) $90
Forensic Science Lab Fee (FOR 3001, FOR 4001) $160
Oceanography Lab Fee $90
Physics Lab Fee $90
MacArthur School of Leadership Course Fees Fee
Assessment Fee (ORL 3223, EORL 3223) $35
Assessment Fee (LDR 5073, ELDR 5073) $15

Other Fees

Description Fee
Bridges Fee $150
Directed/Independent Study Fee (in addition to regular tuition rate) $250 per credit hour
First Year Experience Fee $45
General Resource Fee - Full-time (WPB Campus & Online Programs) $290 per semester
General Resource Fee - Part-time (WPB Campus & Online Programs) $185 per semester
General Resource Fee - Orlando Campus $175 per semester
Summer Resource Fee - Daytime UG Students $185 per semester
General Resource Fee - Dual Enrolled On Campus Students $60 per semester
Health Insurance  $2,163 per year
IncludEd Book Fees Set by course
New Student Orientation Fee $50
Late Payment Fee $30 per month
PBACard Replacement $5
Pharmacy Fee (P1-P3) $220 per semester
Pharmacy Fee (P4) $318 per rotation block
Professional Education Credit  $100 per credit
Reservation Deposit (Day Undergraduate) $300
Reservation Deposit (Evening and Graduate Students) $100
Reservation Deposit (Pharmacy) $2,250
Returned Payment Fee (per item) $30

*NOTE: Students should contact the Center for Experiential Learning to determine fees for travel-study courses and study abroad.

Palm Beach Atlantic University reserves the right to change all tuition and fees based on board approval.

Student Accounts: Financial Policies and Services

Billing Information – Tuition and Fees

Initial billing statements will include charges and anticipated financial assistance as of invoice date. Any charges not covered by anticipated financial assistance are due by the tuition due date for each specific term.  See the "Payment Policies" section of this catalog for further information about student account payments.  

Any charges on the account that are accrued after the due date for the term are due within one week of the date that the balanced changed.

Please contact the Financial Aid Office if you are expecting financial assistance that is not shown as anticipated aid on your billing statement. For questions or comments regarding items other than financial aid, please contact the Student Account's Office by e-mail at Student_Accounts@pba.edu or by telephone at (561) 803-2152.

Note: Student account charges and/or financial aid awards may be revised throughout the semester if there is a change to enrollment and/or financial aid eligibility. In addition, estimates on the account for third party funds such as Florida Prepaid, VA, etc. are subject to change based on the student's enrollment and eligibility. If revision to charges, estimates, or aid takes place, the student is required to adjust payment arrangements to cover the balance in full within one week of the revision. Please call the Student Accounts Office to inquire about these changes.  

Billing Errors

Palm Beach Atlantic University strives for excellence in all areas, including billing communications.  However, administrative, clerical, or technical billing errors do not absolve the student of his/her financial responsibility to pay the correct amount of tuition, fees, and other associated financial obligations assessed as a result of registration at Palm Beach Atlantic University.

Billing Method

Palm Beach Atlantic University uses electronic billing (e-bill) as its official billing method, and the student is responsible for viewing and paying the student account e-bill by the scheduled due date.  Failure to review the e-bill does not constitute a valid reason for not paying the bill on time.  E-bill information is available at https://pba.afford.com.  

Campus Purchases with PBACard

Funds may be added to your PBA Card for purchases or services in the Campus Store, Einstein Bros Bagels, Chick-Fil-A, P.O.D. Express, Greene Complex for Sports and Recreation, The Fresh Food Company, vending machines, laundry facilities, etc. by contacting Sailfish Services, the PBACard office, or at the ADM machines located on campus by cash, check, credit card by contacting Sailfish Services, the PBACard office, or at the ADM machines located on campus.  To use approved financial aid credit on your PBA Card, you may transfer funds online using the Transfer PBA Card Funds form on MyPBA.

Campus Store Return Policy

The PBA Campus Store return policy for textbooks purchased by individuals whose National Guard and Reserve Units have been activated is as follows:

  • All textbooks that are in new condition and in their current edition and are being used for a course at Palm Beach Atlantic may be returned for full credit.
  • All textbooks that are in used condition (having underlining, highlighting, inscribed name or other markings, or whose binding is cracked), and are in their current edition, and are being used for a course at Palm Beach Atlantic can be returned for one-half of their retail price.
  • All textbooks, in resalable condition and in their current edition, that were used for a course at Palm Beach Atlantic when the student was activated for service but are no longer being used can be returned, but the amount of the refund will depend on the wholesale prices set by the used-book company contracted by the bookstore. Receipts are required for refunds, and the individual must present identification and proof of military service.
  • All textbooks not in their current edition are non-refundable regardless of their condition.

Check-In

At the beginning of each semester, ALL students are required to complete check-in to have their PBACards (student identification cards) activated. This activation must occur before a student is eligible for campus services (class attendance, entrance to campus facilities, Campus Store purchases, meal plan use, etc.). Failure to complete the Check-In process does not release the student from his or her financial obligations. A student who has not cleared Online Check-In will still be responsible for paying all charges incurred, even if access to services is limited by failure to activate the PBA Card in a timely manner. Students are required to produce ID upon request for security purposes.  While Online students are not required to have a PBA Card, they are required to complete the Check-In process before classes begin.

Dropping a Course

When either a part-time day undergraduate student or a full-time day undergraduate student enrolled in more than 18 credit hours drops an individual course before the census date (but does not withdraw from the University), the student receives a full refund of tuition for the course dropped, where applicable*. If the student withdraws from the course after the census date, he/she is not entitled to a refund of tuition for that course.

Tuition refunds follow the course status assigned by the Registrar's Office. A course that is listed as "dropped" on the student's record is given a full refund. A course that is listed as a "withdrawal" on the student's record remains fully fee-liable (non-refundable).

If a student decides to drop all courses, he/she must follow the procedure detailed in the "Withdrawal from the University" section of this catalog. Undergraduate students enrolled in any of PBA's nontraditional programs, or graduate students or pharmacy students should note the refund policy stated in their respective PBA Catalogs.

*Note: All day undergraduate students with Full Time status (enrolled in 12-18 credit hours) are charged a flat rate for tuition; therefore, if the student is still enrolled in 12-18 credit hours after a course has been dropped/withdrawn, the tuition charge does not change. 

Financial Aid Awards

First-time students who have applied for financial aid may expect to receive a financial aid award within two to three weeks of being accepted for admission beginning March 1 of each year. Returning students who have completed the registration process for fall and who have completed/submitted required financial aid applications/forms may expect to receive notification of financial aid eligibility by June 15.

Each semester financial aid funds are applied to the student's account upon verification of enrollment, receipt of required documentation, completion of the FAFSA and required certifications, and PBA's receipt of funds from the funding source(s). Aid is not applied to student accounts until attendance in the minimum required number of classes has been verified.

Financial aid listed as "estimated" or "pending" on the Financial Aid Award does not represent actual or guaranteed payment, but is an estimate of the aid the student may receive if he/she meets all requirements stipulated by that aid program.

Note: All awards are estimated and subject to change in response to information received (e.g., Student Aid Report verification documentation, changes in fund allocations, and/or receipt of additional aid) by the Financial Aid Office.

Florida State Aid Programs Refund Policy

Requirements of the Florida Office of Student Financial Assistance state that PBA must return funds to the State in accordance with PBA's institutional financial aid refund policy.

Health Insurance

Palm Beach Atlantic University requires that all full time day undergraduate, pharmacy and international students be covered by adequate insurance while attending school. PBA has made available to students a low cost health insurance plan. The plan is an annual policy effective 08/16/19 to 08/15/20 for fall enrollment and 01/01/20 to 08/15/20 for new spring enrollment.

Note: All full time day undergraduate, pharmacy, and international students must either enroll in or waive the insurance coverage. The cost of the insurance coverage is included in on your tuition bill and will not be removed unless proof of adequate coverage has been provided by on-line waiver. In order to be approved for check-in, you must either enroll or waive the insurance by September 1, 2019.  Please visit the Health & Wellness section of MyPBA to find detailed instructions for waiving or accepting the student health insurance.

Online Students

All Online students are required to have an activated PBA student identification number. The student's ID number must be activated each semester after the student account balance has been cleared by completing Online Check-In.

Parking Permits

Vehicles parked in PBA designated parking areas must be registered with Campus Safety & Security each academic year. If the student parks outside authorized areas, the student will be ticketed, and payment information can be found on the Campus Saftey section of MyPBA. Parking decals may be obtained from Campus Safety & Security year round. Overnight parking permits for the parking garage are also obtained at Safety & Security.

Payment Policies

Bills for full tuition, housing and fees will be generated and are due in according to the schedule below.  Payments not received by the due date for the prospective term may be subject to course cancellations and loss of housing if applicable.

Due dates are as follows:

Semester Statement Generated By Tuition Due Date
Fall  July 1, 2019 August 1, 2019
Spring  November 19, 2019 December 15, 2019
Summer April 3, 2020 April 27, 2020

Account Payment Options

  • Payment in full each semester (on/before the due date)
  • Monthly Payment Plan: The student may enroll in an approved PBA payment plan that allows him/her to make monthly payments. Contact the Students Accounts Office for further information.  The student is responsible to review monthly statements to ensure the payment plan is amended to reflect any additional charges or changes in financial aid.

Account Payment Methods

  • ACH: Electronic payments from checking or savings account are accepted online at https://pba.afford.com or over the phone at 1-800-334-7284.
  • Credit Card: Credit card payments are accepted on-line at https://pba.afford.com or over the phone at 1-800-334-7284. Note that a processing fee applies to all credit card payments.
  • Personal check or money order: Make payable to Palm Beach Atlantic University and mail to Sailfish Services at P.O. Box 24708, West Palm Beach, FL 33416-4708, or deliver in person to the Sailfish Services office.
  • Wire Transfers: Contact Sailfish Services for instruction via phone (561.803.2000 or 888.468.6722) or email (Sailfish_services@pba.edu).
  • Cash: In person at the Sailfish Services Office.

Charges

By registering for classes, the student acknowledges that he/she incurs a financial obligation to Palm Beach Atlantic University. Additionally, by choosing to reside in Palm Beach Atlantic University's residence halls, selecting a meal plan or parking permit, opting to use other campus facilities that may incur fines or additional fees or any other expenses, the student acknowledges that he/she is responsible for paying such excess fees. If the student decides to withdraw from courses, he/she must follow the official withdrawal procedure as stated in the Catalog.  The student is responsible for paying all tuition and fees as well as any applicable room and board charges or other fees and fines which accrue on his/her account by the published due date. Please refer to the "Delinquent Account Penalties" section of this catalog for details about accounts that are not paid in full by the due date.

Note: Students who decide not to attend some or all of their courses after registration are required to officially withdraw by contacting Sailfish Services. Otherwise, students will be held responsible for all charges on their accounts. There are no exceptions to this cancellation and withdrawal procedure.

Credits & Refunds

Disbursement of financial aid occurs according to federally mandated regulations. If a credit balance results once financial aid is applied to a student's account, the surplus will be refunded to the student within 14 days of the aid posting date reflected on the student account. The student may elect to have refund disbursements automatically deposited into a checking/savings account. Students who do not enroll in automatic deposit will have their information provided to a third party service provider in order to have a check or a reloadable stored value debit card issued to them.  The terms and conditions for this account are available at https://pba.afford.com. The student may select or change his/her method of refund at any time online at https://pba.afford.com.   

Delinquent Account Penalties

A Student whose account is not paid in full by the tuition due date will not receive transcripts, diplomas, or other services offered to students with accounts in good standing, and are not permitted to register for a new semester until the balance owed is paid in full. If the student's account becomes delinquent, his/her PBA Card may be deactivated, thus suspending access to campus facilities, meal plans, and other services on campus.  In addition, other actions may be taken up to and including suspension from the current term. If the student has a delinquent account, he/she is responsible to pay Palm Beach Atlantic University the fees of any collection agency, which may be based on a percentage at a maximum of 33.3% of the delinquent account, together will all costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney's fees, incurred by the University in such collection efforts.  The delinquent account may be reported to one or more of the national credit bureaus.  

Delinquent Payment Plan Accounts

Payment plan participants are required to make consecutive monthly payments as scheduled. Accounts with two missed payments or two returned checks will be cancelled from the payment plan. Once cancelled, the due date will revert back to the original due date of the prospective term. Therefore, the student must make immediate payment in full of the account balance owed.

If the student's account becomes delinquent, his/her PBA Card may be deactivated, thus suspending access to campus facilities, meal plans, and other services on campus.  In addition, other actions may be taken up to and including suspension from the current term. If the student has a delinquent account, he/she is responsible to pay Palm Beach Atlantic University the fees of any collection agency, which may be based on a percentage at a maximum of 33.3% of the delinquent account, together will all costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney's fees, incurred by the University in such collection efforts.  The delinquent account may be reported to one or more of the national credit bureaus.  

Late Payment Fees

Failure to pay the student account bill or any monies due to Palm Beach Atlantic University by the scheduled due date will result in a late payment fee of $30 per month on the student account each month until the account is paid in full.  

Returned Payment Fees

Any check or ACH payment returned by the bank for any reason will be charged back to the student's account along with a $30 fee.  Multiple returned payments may result in the cancellation of classes and/or suspension of eligibility to register for future classes.  

PBACard (Student Identification Card)

All students are required to have a validated PBA student identification card. The student card must be validated each semester after the student account balance has been cleared. The card is required for chapel attendance verification, check cashing, access to campus facilities (including residential halls), and services in the library, sports complex, computer lab, dining hall, etc. Students are required to produce their PBA ID card upon request. Identification cards, new or duplicate, are issued by the PBACard Office. There is a charge for replacement cards.

Note: If your card is lost or stolen, notify The PBACard Office or Safety and Security immediately to have the card deactivated.

Personal Property Insurance

Palm Beach Atlantic University does not carry insurance on students' personal belongings (e.g., automobiles, computers, etc.) and is not responsible for loss or damage from any cause. Students are advised to review their family's homeowner's insurance policy to determine if personal belongings are insured while on PBA property. If not, students may wish to obtain personal coverage.

Resource Fee

In keeping with our ongoing commitment to outstanding student support, and to maintain the highest level of service to our students, Palm Beach Atlantic charges a Student Resource Fee. The purpose of the semester fee is to enable the infrastructure required to provide services that are vital to the success of our student population. Services include, but are not limited to:

  • Remote system access
  • Library utilization (including on-line library usage)
  • Computer labs
  • Student information access (grades, schedules, student account information)
  • Facilities and activities access
  • Student identification cards
  • Yearbooks
  • Help Desk support

Semester Off-campus Programs

Charges, financial aid eligibility, and withdrawal deadlines for study abroad or other off campus semester programs vary by program. Students are responsible for completing the institutional approval guidelines prior to commencing their study in an off-campus program. Refer to the Center for Experiential Learning  for more information.

Special Circumstances

If the student thinks he or she has special circumstances that should be considered in determining the student's financial aid eligibility (e.g., loss of family income or request for change in dependency status), please contact the Financial Aid Office at 561.803.2000. The student will be given information about the process and documentation needed to have the student's appeal reviewed by PBA's Professional Judgment Committee.

Title IV Authorizations

The student (or the student's parent in the case of a PLUS loan) must provide signed authorization, as required by federal regulations, if the student requests that PBA apply the student's federal financial aid to the student account balance for charges other than tuition and fees, room (residence hall or other PBA housing) and board. Acceptance of the financial aid award letter is verification of this authorization. However, this form, as well as other required authorizations, is available in the Student Accounts Office.

Title IV Refund and Repayment Calculation

The Financial Aid office will calculate the amount of the repayment or refund to the financial assistance programs based on the Federal Return to Title IV guidelines. Based on Federal regulations, the repayment or refund will be distributed to programs in the following order: Federal Stafford Loans, Federal PLUS, Pell Grant, FSEOG, ACG and SMART Grants, other Title IV programs, and then any independently administered scholarship or loan program.

Tuition Deposit

A mandatory admissions deposit is required for all first-time students. This deposit is applied as a credit toward the student's first semester enrolled at PBA. After May 1, deposits become non-refundable for students that decide not to attend.

Tuition Reimbursement from Employers

Palm Beach Atlantic University will accept reimbursement from students' employers who pay PBA directly, as long as the employer pays 50% or more of the tuition and fees due before the end of the semester. An authorization voucher or a statement signed by the employer verifying that the employer will be liable for the tuition must be submitted to the Student Accounts Office. The student whose employer pays less than 100% will need to pay for the balance not paid by his or her employer or arrange for a loan or a payment plan for this portion prior to check-in. PBA bills the employer according to the instructions provided by the employer's authorization after the census date. It is the student's responsibility to monitor both the status of this employer-paid tuition benefit and the status of the student account balance. Any balance not paid by the employer for any reason is the student's responsibility.

Those students who are reimbursed directly by their employers, or those whose employer does not pay until after the successful completion of the term, will need to enroll in a monthly payment plan, apply for loans, or pay their account balance in full. The loan, payment, or payment arrangements must be in place before classes begin.

Note: Student account charges and/or financial aid awards may be revised throughout the semester if there is a change to enrollment and/or financial aid eligibility. If revision to charges or aid takes place, the student is required to adjust payment arrangements made at the beginning of the semester. Please call the Student Accounts Office to inquire about these changes. (Orlando students should contact the Orlando campus.)

Withdrawal from the University

When a student withdraws from the University, the student forfeits his or her rights and privileges as a student, including the use of all PBA facilities. Therefore, he or she will be required to move out of campus housing immediately and turn in their PBACard and key to PBA Security, Sailfish Services or Residential Life. When a student withdraws from the University he/she must properly complete the withdrawal process. The Withdrawal from the University form may be obtained from the Dean of Students' office. The last date of attendance is used to calculate any applicable refund of allowable institutional charges, including tuition and fees and/or room and board. Any refund will be determined by the University's institutional refund policy in compliance with the Federal Return to Title IV financial assistance regulations. Funds may be required to be repaid to Federal programs. Calculations for repayment will be in accordance with Federal regulations. Example calculations may be obtained from Sailfish Services or Financial Aid.

Withdrawal: Information for Active Duty Students

PBA students called to active duty in the military reserves or the National Guard of the United States after the beginning of a semester or summer session have two options they may consider depending upon their personal situation, the time remaining in the semester, and agreements which can be made with the dean's office of the school in determining their enrollment status with the University. Students must provide a copy of their orders to the Veteran's Affairs representative located in the Office of the Registrar at the time of withdrawal.

  • Students may withdraw from all courses in which they are enrolled as of the effective date of the orders to report to active duty. When this option is selected, a full credit of all tuition, fees, and admission deposits will be made to the students' accounts. Students will receive a pro-rated credit of dining service and housing contract charges. Financial aid awards, which were credited to students' accounts, will be used to cover dining or housing charges. Students receiving Title IV Federal Funds and state aid will follow the refund policies as provided by the agencies sponsoring the aid. These policies may result in the student being responsible for repayment of funds to the agencies. Students should consult with the Financial Aid Office prior to selecting an option.
  • Students may take a grade of incomplete in all courses. There will be no refund of tuition. The conditions for completing course work and receiving a regular grade should be agreed to between the student, the appropriate dean of the school in which the student is enrolled and the Provost. Withdrawn-Active Duty will appear on the student's records and transcript. Upon separation from active duty, students may complete the course work without paying any additional tuition and fees. Students will receive a pro-rated credit of dining service and housing contract charges. The student's financial aid will be applied to the account and the student will be fee liable for the semester's charges. Payment arrangements will be made accordingly. Students receiving Title IV Federal Funds will follow the refund policies as provided by the agencies sponsoring the aid. These policies may result in the student being responsible for repayment of funds to the agencies. Students should consult with the Student Accounts Office and the Financial Aid Office prior to selecting an option. If administrative drops or withdrawal are processed, records and transcript will clearly state "Called to Active Duty."
Active Duty Campus Housing Information

Students called to active duty living in Campus housing may remain in their units for 60 days or until the end of the semester, whichever is longer, subject to conditions of the housing contract and the Navigator.

Active Duty Withdrawal Procedure

Students recalled to active duty should notify Sailfish Services. (Fax 561.803.2186, phone 561.803.2000, or e-mail Sailfish_services@pba.edu). Sailfish Services and the Office of the Registrar will coordinate with the student and deans' offices to effect the desired option.

Applicants to PBA who have accepted an offer of admission but who have not yet registered in a degree program will be permitted to enroll for the next appropriate semester following their discharge from active duty provided the school to which the student has been admitted receives adequate notice of the applicant's intention to enroll. It will not be necessary for the applicant to reapply for admission nor to pay an additional application fee. Any pre-paid admission deposits, tuition, room, or board charges will be refunded. This policy is applicable to all students registered at PBA. For further information, contact Sailfish Services at 561.803.2000.

—Adopted October 2001

Medical Withdrawal: Information for All Students

If a student withdraws from the University due to documented medical requirements, and this documentation is provided to the University within ten days of the date of last class attendance, tuition and fees and/or room and board will be refunded as per the following schedule with the last date of attendance (LDA) being back-dated one week. (See Refund Schedule below).  Medical withdrawal information is available in the Academic Support Office.

Withdrawal: Refund Schedule for PBA Daytime Undergraduate Students

Please note that this section applies only to a complete withdrawal from the university.  Students who are withdrawing from only a portion of their courses should refer to the "Dropping A Course" section of this catalog. 

Withdrawal requests must be submitted to the Dean of Students Office. In the case of a request for a medical withdrawal, please be sure all proper paperwork is filed with the Student Success Office. Please refer to the published academic calendar for the census date for each term.  The Last Date of Attendance will be determined by the latest date of attendence reported by the student's professors upon completion of the withdrawal process.   

Evening, Online, and Graduate students should see their respective catalogs for withdrawal information.

Study Abroad or off-campus study away programs are subject to different withdrawal deadlines.  Please refer to the Center for Experiential learning for more information.

Fall & Spring Withdrawal Refund Schedule for Tuition: 

Note: The student's last date of attendance (LDA) will be determined by the Registrar's office based on the latest date of attendance as reported by the student's professors.  Please note that these refund amounts are only applicable to students who complete a Withdrawal from the University.  Failure to officially withdraw will result in the full cost of tuition being owed to the University, even if the student stopped attending courses.   

Last Date of Attendance Tuition Refund
On or Before Census Date Full tuition & fees
One Week after Census Date 75%
Two Weeks after Census Date 50%
Three Weeks after Census Date 25%
Greater than Three Weeks after Census Date No Refund
 
Fall & Spring Withdrawal Refund Schedule for Room & Board: 

Note: The student's move out date will be determined by the Residence Life office based on the date on which the student officially checks out of the dorm room.  Leaving campus without notifying Residence Life staff will not count as an official move out date.  The student must officially check out with the Residence Life office in order to be eligible for a partial refund as determined below.  Failure to officially check out of the dorm upon withdrawal will result in the full cost of room and board being owed to the University, regardless if the student was physically present on campus or not. Meal plan charges are subject to the refund schedule below regardless of the student's use of meal plan.  Failure to utilize the meal plan for any reason does not absolve the student from financial responsibility for the meal plan.  Please note that these refund amounts are only applicable to students who complete a Withdrawal from the University.  

Official Move Out Date Room & Board
Prior to First Day of Semester Full Refund
First Day of Semester through Census Date 15/16 of cost
One Week after Census Date 14/16 of cost
Two Weeks after Census Date 13/16 of cost
Three Weeks after Census Date 12/16 of cost
Greater than Three Weeks after Census Date No Refund
Summer Term Withdrawal Refund Schedule:
Last Date of Attendance Tuition Refund Summer Housing
On or Before Census Date Full tuition & fees Prorated based on # of weeks
After Census Date No refund Prorated based on # of weeks

 

Withdrawal at the University's Request

Palm Beach Atlantic University may request withdrawal of a student. Once the student has been notified that a suspension is pending, any withdrawal on the student's part will not be processed for tuition refund until the suspension committee has reached its decision.  When a student is required to withdraw from the University, the student forfeits his or her rights and privileges as a student, including the use of all PBA facilities. The student will not be entitled to any refund of tuition or fees, and any unpaid accounts are due and payable at once. Furthermore, if the student is required to withdraw at the University's request while living on campus, he or she will be required to move out of campus housing immediately and turn in their PBACard and key to PBA Security or to Residential Life. See also Emergency removal and return policy in The Navigator: Student Handbook.