General Tuition & Fees
Tuition is charged per credit hour up to twelve (12) hours for undergraduates and up to nine (9) hours for graduates. Tuition is a flat rate for twelve (12) to nineteen (19) hours for undergraduates and nine (9) to thirteen (13) hours for graduates. Mini Session hours do not count in the flat rate hours. An additional per hour surcharge will be assessed for each credit hour over nineteen (19) for undergraduates and over thirteen (13) for graduates.
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Undergraduate Tuition Rates (Academic Year 2014)
Graduate Tuition Rates (Academic Year 2014)
All fees are subject to change without notice.
General tuition is the basic fee that all students are assessed for enrollment in the University and is approved by the Board of Trustees of The Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning. This fee, together with the allocation from the legislative appropriation is used for general support of the University.
The University of Southern Mississippi is supported chiefly by legislative appropriations. Increases in student fees are put into effect only when public support funds are inadequate and no other recourse is available. Increases are made only for support of the institution or improvement of the activity program of the students; therefore, the university must reserve the right to increase or modify fees without prior notice but with approval of the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning.
One-half of a student's tuition, room and board, and fees will be required for students to charge to their student accounts. Students with university loans, grants or scholarships may use those funds as payment for the first half of total fees.
Loans, grants and scholarship checks made payable to the university must be applied to charges in full before a refund or change can be given. These loans, grants and scholarships may not be used to pay prior semester outstanding balances.
Fees deferred past the last day to register each term will be billed monthly. A monthly finance charge of 1.5% will be applied to the unpaid balance as of the due date. All charges for a term must be paid by the end of the term to avoid a $100 Late Payment Fee and possible cancellation of pre-registered classes for the upcoming semester.
Classes may be dropped and the $100 Late Payment Fee assessed if a check which prevented class cancellation is returned.
Delinquent Accounts/Collection Costs
The University reserves the right to withhold readmission of a student until all delinquent accounts have been paid. Transcripts of credits will not be issued for students who owe a balance to the University. All fees must be paid before a degree will be awarded. Payments by personal check on delinquent accounts will be sent for collection before transcripts will be released. To avoid any delay in receiving these documents, payments can be made by cash, cashier’s check or money order.
By registering for classes, a student agrees to the terms and conditions in the AGREEMENT TO PAY as posted in SOAR including but not limited to the following:
The student entered a legally binding contract to pay all tuition, fees and related expenses.
The student is liable for all collection costs and attorney fees that Southern Miss may incur to collect any unpaid balance on the student account.