Tuition and Fees
Other Fees (as applicable)
Tuition may be paid in four or five equal monthly payments. All other fees must be paid in full at the start of the semester or as otherwise incurred. Arrangements must be made at the beginning of each semester. FFCU accepts payments by VISA, MasterCard, cash, or check. A convenience fee will be charged for credit card payments.
Balances must be paid in full at the end of each semester. Unpaid account balances will hinder a student from continuing his studies. Furthermore, transcripts will not be issued for students who are not making satisfactory and faithful progress in paying any outstanding account balance. NOTE: VA beneficiaries are not penalized in any way as a result of delayed VA payments. Please contact the Financial Aid Office if you need assistance in this area.
With the help of the Financial Aid Director, students utilize the Virtual Financial Aid Office (VFAO) to complete the financial aid process. Each student seeking financial assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and include the Family of Faith Christian University federal school code (036763). This number ensures that our VFAO receives the Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR) so that potential sources for financial assistance can be identified. Students and prospective students are encouraged to complete their tax forms and FAFSA early in the calendar year because some monies are only awarded early in the calendar year. Additional documentation is usually required to process a student’s financial aid package, be sure that you have your income tax records, W2’s, and Social Security documents. To receive and retain financial aid, students must meet all federal standards regarding documentation and Satisfactory Academic Progress. Details of these standards will be provided to all students
receiving financial aid.
Repayment of Financial Aid
If the tuition, fees and housing costs were paid with financial aid monies, all or a portion of the student’s refund must be returned to the student aid programs from which the money was awarded. This includes federal aid, state aid, VA benefits, and tribal monies. A student who receives a cash disbursement to assist with living expenses and then withdraws, drops out, or is expelled, may be required to repay money to the programs from which the money was awarded.
Employer Tuition Reimbursement
The student must provide two things to the Financial Aid Office: (a) a copy of the employer’s Tuition Reimbursement Plan/Policy, and (b) a letter from the employer stating when and how the tuition reimbursement payments will be made. If the employer’s plan calls for payment at the end of each course or at the end of the semester, the plan must be approved by the Vice President of Finance and Operations. The University will provide the cost of tuition along with a notification of the student’s successful completion of modular courses or a semester according to the employer’s requirements for reimbursement. If the tuition reimbursement plan covers less than 100% of the tuition, the student will be required to pay at the beginning of each semester the portion of tuition not covered by the employer tuition reimbursement. The student will be responsible for the payment of any portion of the tuition in the event the employer does not pay the agreed upon tuition reimbursement.
• Billing will occur two weeks before classes begin. After this time, fees are not refundable and a late registration fee will be assessed.
• The Add/Drop deadline is set for each semester. It is the end of the second academic week of the semester (e.g. the second Friday after classes begin on Monday).
Rejection: An applicant rejected by the school shall be entitled to a refund of all monies paid less the stated application fee.
Three-Day Cancellation: All monies paid by an applicant will be refunded if requested within three days of enrolling and making an initial payment.
Withdrawal Prior to the first day of class: Applicant is entitled to a refund of all monies paid minus the application fee.
Dropping a Course: In order to drop a course or withdraw from enrollment, a student must complete and return an Add/Drop form with all necessary signatures. A distance education student may submit an email to both the Registrar and the appropriate Faculty member. After receiving a completed form, the registrar’s office will assess the associated fee, amend the student’s record and make all necessary billing changes.
When dropping a course but continuing enrollment, the refund of tuition is as follows:
• If a student drops a course before the first login day of the semester, the student is allowed a 100% refund of tuition. Fees are not refundable.
• If a student drops a course during the first two weeks of the semester, the student will be entitled to an 80% tuition refund. Fees are not refundable.
• If a student drops a course during third or the fourth week of the semester, the student is entitled to a 50% tuition refund. Fees are not refundable.
• If a student drops a course after the fourth week of the semester, the student is not entitled to a refund of tuition. Therefore, the college will retain 100% of the stated tuition.
Withdrawal from the University:
If a student decides to withdraw enrollment prior to the end of the semester and is seeking a refund of monies, he must notify the registrar in writing specifically noting his termination date. The registrar’s office will assess the associated fee, amend the student’s record and make all necessary billing changes. Refunds due to the student will be paid within 30 days from the termination date. All other refunds will be paid within 60 days from the termination date. In all instances, the refunds shall be calculated from the last date of attendance.
• Withdrawal during the first two weeks of the semester, the college retains 20% of the stated tuition. Fees are not refundable.
• Withdrawal during the third or the fourth week of the semester, the college retains 50% of the stated tuition. Fees are not refundable.
• Withdrawal after the fourth week of the semester: the student is not entitled to a refund of tuition. Therefore, the college will retain 100% of the stated tuition. Fees are not refundable.
Monies paid for housing not used as a result of termination will be refunded on a pro-rata basis, using a 30-day month as a basis for calculating the daily charge. Students using federal or state financial aid should refer to “Repayment of Federal Aid” below.