Jul 14, 2024  
2024-2025 Shepherd University Catalog 
2024-2025 Shepherd University Catalog

Expenses and Financial Assistance

Tuition and Fees

Enrollment Fees Per Semester 2024-2025


Hours Enrolled West Virginia Resident Non-resident
12 Hours or more (full-time) $4,348.00 $9,361.00
11 Hours $3,905.00 $8,500.25
10 Hours $3,550.00 $7,727.50
9 Hours $3,195.00 $6,954.75
8 Hours $2,840.00 $6,182.00      
7 Hours $2,485.00 $5,409.25
6 Hours $2,130.00 $4,636.50
5 Hours $1,775.00 $3,863.75
4 Hours $1,420.00 $3,091.00
3 Hours $1,065.00 $2,318.25
2 Hours $710.00 $1,545.50
1 Hour $355.00 $772.75

Rates are subject to change and approval of the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.

Audit Fees Per Semester

Enrollment fees for students enrolled in courses for audit (without credit) are the same as if credit were given.


Explanation as to Use of Enrollment Fees

  West Virginia Students (Full-Time Rate) Out-of-State Students (Full-Time Rate)
Tuition: Unrestricted to support education and general program services including, but not limited to, instruction, research, academic support, student services, institutional support, and operation and maintenance of plant.


Capital Fee: Divided into two categories: Education and General Capital Fee and Auxiliary Capital Fee. Restricted to support debt service, capital projects and facilities maintenance for both general instruction and services provided to students, faculty, and staff. 489.00 966.00
Intercollegiate Athletic Equity Fee: Restricted to defray expenses associated with the institution’s compliance with Title IX regulations. 88.00 88.00
Auxiliary Fees: Restricted to support auxiliary enterprises used to service students. 




$4,348.00 $9,361.00


Enrollment fees for a regular fall/spring semester and summer semesters are due and payable to the Business Office in accordance with the dates established and listed on the Schedule of Classes by semester located www.shepherd.edu/registrar. The Business Office accepts cash, checks, and credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express as forms of payment. A $20 charge will be assessed on each check that is returned for insufficient funds unless the student can obtain an admission of error on the part of the bank.

Student deferred payment plans for tuition will be offered for the fall and spring semesters. All available financial aid from the term must be credited to the student’s account prior to determining the amount available for deferral. Contact the Business Office for current deferred payment plan information. If payment or deferred payment plan is not received before the due date, student registration will be canceled and subject to withdrawal from the university.

A student who has a financial obligation to the university will not be able to engage in any registration activity until all obligations are satisfied. Additionally, failure to pay all financial obligations may result in debts being turned over to a collection agency.*

Student employees will be required to pay tuition and fees at the same time as other students.

*Special policy procedures and exemptions apply to certain students using VA education benefits .


Refund Policy


Students who initiate a complete withdrawal from the university may receive a reduction of tuition and fees in accordance with the schedules outlined below. Reductions are determined from the first day of the school term; the official withdrawal date is certified by the Registrar’s Office.


During the first 10% of the term 90% reduction
From 11% to 25% of the term 75% reduction
From 26% to 50% of the term 50% reduction
After 50% of the term No reduction will occur

 Should the percentage calculation identify a partial day, the entire day will be considered in the higher refund period.

Special Fees

Admissions Application Fee (undergraduate) $45
Admissions Deposit (non-refundable) $100
Applied Music Fee per credit hour $336
Art Fee 240, 250, 340, 350 $105
Art Studio Fee $55
Business Fee (407) $50
Business Fee (411) $55
CIS-CPE Lab Fee $55
Communication Course Fee $55
Continuing Education Fee per credit hour $73-123
DCACT Program Fee $125
Diploma Replacement $20
D.N.P. Clinical Fee $200
D.N.P. Nursing Fee (632) $375
Education Major Fee $135
Emergency Transcript $15
English 101S $35
English Course Fee (215) $50
English Course Fee (421, 532) $55
FYEX Course Fee (102) $12
Gender and Women’s Studies Course Fee (201, 350) $50
Graduate Admissions Fee (non-refundable) $40
Graduate Program Fee (part-time) $45
Graduate Program Fee (full-time) $70
Graduation Fee $75
History Course Fee (301, 329, 345) $55
History Course Fee (304 only) $85
Housing Deposit $100
I.D. Card Replacement Fee $25
Language Fee $40
Late Graduation Application Fee $50
Late Payment Fee $50**
Late Registration Fee (non-refundable) $50**
M.A.T. Major Fee $20
M.A.T. Transcript Analysis Fee $20
Math Course Fee (489 only) $50
Math Course Fee (109A) $35
M.B.A. Fee (590, 591) $40
Music Fee (160) $90
Music Fee (230) $245
Music Fee (231) $212
Music Fee (232) $208
Music Fee (233) $185
Music Fee (239) $109
Music Fee (360) $90
Music Major Fee $125
Nursing (310, 444) $75
Nursing Lab Fee $150
Nursing NCLEX Review Fee (senior year only) $525
Nursing Program Fee $90
Nutrition Course Fee (202) $50
Nutrition Course Fee (328, 329) $40
Nutrition Course Fee (420, 430) $30
Nutrition Program Fee $15
Parking Permit Fee $70
Photography Course Fee $75
Photography Course Fee (480, 495) $85
Physical Education Course Fee $45
Physical Education Course Fee (211) $75
Political Science Course Fee $55
R.B.A. Posting Fee (per credit hour) $10
Recreation Major Program Fee $45
Regents B.A. Degree Evaluation $300
Return Check Handling Fee $20
Science Lab Fee $80
Social Work Program Fee $50
Special Examination Fee (per credit hour) $25
Student Services Fee $160
Tech Fee (per credit hour) $15
Theater Fee $55
Theater Fee (490) $100
Transcript (after first request) $5


**Special policy procedures and exemptions apply to certain students using VA education benefits .


Reduced Tuition and Fee Program for West Virginia Residents who are at Least Sixty-five Years of Age

  1. To be eligible for this program the applicant must fill out the application/registration form completely and chose one of two options:
    • register under this program for all classes for credit.
    • register under this program for all classes for noncredit.
      (A student cannot mix these two options or mix this program with regular tuition course registration.)
  2. A student eligible for this plan may only register in the Office of the Registrar during the late registration add/drop period in a section with at least two openings at the time of registration and with the written consent of the department chair.
  3. The total tuition and standard fees for the credit option will be 50 percent of the normal rates charged to state residents by Shepherd University.
  4. The total tuition and standard fees for the noncredit option will be $12.50 per credit hour.
  5. Students under this plan will be expected to pay full charges for special fees, including laboratory fees, that are required of all other students. Such students are subject to regular parking rules and fees.
  6. No late fee will be charged.
  7. In lieu of a grade, an AU will be entered for courses in the noncredit option.
  8. Students may withdraw according to established dates.
  9. Must pay at time of registration (at the Business Office) to avoid being dropped for nonpayment.
  10. The standard refund policy applies, as do all other university policies not specifically addressed herein.
  11. All university academic policies apply.
  12. Students registered under this program cannot preregister for the next term.