Personal Property and Liability

Students who need personal bank accounts are encouraged to use one of the local banks for checking and savings. The University is not responsible for the loss of personal property on the campus by fire or from any other cause. Students are advised to verify insurance coverage that may be extended from parents’ homeowners insurance. Students are responsible for all University property, materials and equipment issued to them and will be charged for loss or breakage.

Student Health Insurance

International students are automatically enrolled in the Student Health Insurance Plan offered through the University.

Clearance to Attend Class

Students whose bills have been paid or who have made appropriate financial arrangements in advance may view and print their class schedules by using the Web site

Until all financial obligations are met, registration is not complete and students are not permitted to view their registration on the Web site. Students who are not CLEARED in advance will not be permitted to attend classes.

Payment of Student Accounts

Students may make advance payments to the University on their accounts for the coming year from their earnings during the spring and summer months. Funds are held in trust until classes begin and may be withdrawn or transferred by the students.

In June and in December, an official billing is sent to each student for the subsequent semester. Billed expenses are due by August 10 for the fall semester, January 10 for the spring semester and “due upon receipt” of the billing statement for the summer semester and for January Term. Students are not allowed to begin the semester unless full payment has been received.

Full-time students may make prior arrangements for installment payments through Tuition Management Systems, Inc. (TMS Plan). Students should join the TMS Plan by June so that initial required payments have been made. The TMS Plan enables students to pay the Net Amount Due in six monthly installments (Fall - June through November and Spring - December through May). The TMS plan is also available for five months (Fall - July through November and Spring - January through May). Except for a small enrollment fee, there are no monthly interest charges. The Net Amount Due represents the total per semester charges, less any scholarships, grants or loans confirmed by the Office of Financial Aid but not including estimated awards or anticipated earnings, such as work-study employment which cannot be considered until they are earned or finalized. The budgeted amount elected under TMS is a term-based plan and should be sufficient to cover either fall or spring semesters. The TMS Plan is available only to those who have a U.S. bank account.

Alternatively, students may choose to arrange private financing for educational expenses through one of several private lenders. The Office of Financial Aid is able to provide information about such lenders.

Unpaid Student Accounts

Students who are delinquent in the settlement of any of their accounts with the University forfeit University privileges, including class attendance, board and room. Students whose accounts are not paid in full or otherwise provided for are not issued official transcripts or permitted to register for a new semester. Diplomas are not issued and no official transcripts of credit will be issued until all financial obligations have been cleared.

A service charge of 1.5% or $30, whichever is greater, is added to any unpaid balance in the student account as of the last working day of each month.

Refund Policies

Students who officially withdraw from Huntington or who reduce their course credit load (which reduces the tuition to be charged) may be entitled to a refund on the tuition paid for courses dropped, according to the schedule shown below. Before the official beginning of classes, full tuition is refunded. For withdrawal after the beginning of classes, the date for any refund is the official date of withdrawal based on whether that official date falls within the specified week or day below.  

Semester January Summer Tuition Refund
First Week* First Day First Class Day 90%
Second Week Second Day Second Class Day 80%
Third Week Third Day Third Class Day 60%
Fourth Week Fourth Day Fourth Class Day 40%
Fifth Week Fifth Day Fifth Class Day 20%
After these weeks or days   None
*including at least second class session in a regular semester

No refund of activity fees, lab fees or other fees is made after the first week of classes. Students who have been dismissed may not appeal for refund of tuition. Students who are called to active military duty and withdraw from classes at any point in the term will receive a refund of 100% of tuition and fees. Room and board refunds are calculated as described below.

Room refund follows the same schedule and policies above.

Board refund is provided at 90% of the unused full weeks remaining in the term.

Students considering reducing their status from full time to part time (less than 12 hours) should discuss those plans with the Office of Financial Aid since most financial assistance is available only to full-time students. If students withdraw or are dismissed, scholarships and grants are prorated to the tuition charged. University scholarships and grants may be recomputed and the students charged for the unpaid cost.

Students receiving Federal Title IV Student Financial Assistance may be entitled to a refund in accordance with the Federal Refund Policy or the Federal Statutory Pro Rata Refund Policy. All refund distributions will be made according to Federal laws and regulations. Students with questions regarding these policies should contact the Office of Financial Aid.

Refund Policies for Online Courses

Students who withdraw prior to the beginning of the course will receive a 100% tuition refund as long as they have not entered the course web site. Students who participate in any manner on the course web site then withdraw within the first week of the course will receive a 40% tuition refund. After the first week of participation, no refund will be allowed.

No refund of laboratory fees is made after the first week of classes. Students who have been dismissed may not appeal for refund of tuition. Students who are called to active military duty and withdraw from classes at any point in the term will receive a refund of 100% tuition and fees.