Student Fee Definitions

Activity fee ($5.25 per credit hour, no maximum)

This fee will be charged to all students enrolled in 6 or more hours of on-campus classes fall/spring only. This fee is used to cover expenses of providing activity programming such as coffee houses, spring fling, concerts and lectures. 

Athletic fee ($17.25 per credit hour, no maximum)

This fee will be charged to all students enrolled in on-campus classes, off-campus classes and on-line classes (undergraduate & graduate). This fee is used to cover expenses relating to the university athletic program. 

Band fee (50 cents per credit hour)

This fee will be charged to all students enrolled in any on-campus classes. This fee is used to offset the cost of band equipment and uniforms. 

Broadcast fee ($7.50)

This fee will be charged to all students enrolled in any on-campus classes. This fee is used to offset the cost of equipment used to operate the radio station and interactive television station.  

Building and maintenance fee ($40)

This fee will be charged to all students enrolled in on-campus classes. This fee is used to cover expenses of major maintenance to buildings and improvements on campus.  

Communication fee ($105 Fall and Spring, $40 Summer)

This fee will be charged to all students living in Ridge Ponte, Reddie Villas, or University Place. This fee is used to cover the basic telephone hookup, cable hookup, and network hookup in each room. This fee is prorated on a daily basis for the time at Ridge Ponte, Reddie Villas, or University Place.

Communication fee ($95  Fall and Spring, $35 Summer)

This fee will be charged to all students living in International House, Newberry, Sturgis, East, West, or Smith.  This fee is used to cover the basic telephone hookup, cable hookup, and network hookup in each room.  This fee is prorated on a daily basis for the time spent living in these dorms.

Course change fee ($5 per form)

This fee will be charged to students adding or dropping a class. The add/drop is processed in the Registrar's office, and the student must come to the Business Office immediately to have the transaction(s) validated.  Transactions not validated by the end of the day are voided.  This fee is not refundable.

Duplicate I-20 form ($25)

This fee will be charged to international students that request a second, third, etc. I-20 form. This fee is not refundable.

Garrison Center assessment ($2 per credit hour, $30 maximum charge)

This fee will be charged to all students enrolled in on-campus classes. This fee is used to cover the bond indebtedness on the Garrison Center. 

Graduation application late fee ($25)

This fee will be charged to students who are graduating and have not paid their graduation fee by the scheduled deadline.

Graduation fee ($70 graduate, $50 undergraduate)

This fee will be charged to students when completing the graduation application. This fee covers the cost of academic apparel and diploma. It must be paid before cap and gown can be ordered. This fee is not refundable.

Health fee ($48 Fall and Spring, $22 Summer)

This fee will be charged to all students enrolled in on-campus classes. This fee is used to cover expenses of services provided at the health office, such as over-the-counter medicine, any testing, and a limited nurse practitioner. 

Late payment fee ($50)

This fee will be charged to any student who has not paid Payment #1 or have an approved payment plan by the 2nd class day during the summer sessions and the 5th class day during the fall and spring sessions.

Late registration fee ($25)

This fee will be charged to any student who registers after the scheduled registration day. The student will process the late registration in the Registrar's office, and must come to the Business Office immediately to have the transaction(s) validated.  Transactions not validated by the end of the day are voided.  This fee is not refundable.

Library fee ($2.50 per credit hour)

This fee will be charged to any student enrolled in on-campus classes. This fee is used to purchase books, videos and other library materials. 

New student orientation fee ($50)

This fee will be charged to first time undergraduate students. This fee is used to cover all aspects orientation and registration and Heart Start for first time undergraduate students to include undergraduate transfer students.

Online fee ($45 PER CLASS)

This fee will be charged to students enrolling in online classes. This fee is used for the development of the online courses.

Out-of-region intern placement fee ($500)

This fee will be charged to students who student teach/intern out of Henderson State University’s region (See Dr. Judy Harrison for details).

Publication fee ($15)

This fee will be charged to all students enrolled in on-campus classes for the Fall and Spring semesters only. This fee is used to offset the cost of publishing the Oracle and Star. 

Recreation Center fee ($125 fall and spring, $31.25 summer)

This fee will be charged to all students enrolled in seven or more on-campus classes for the fall and spring semesters. Charged to any student enrolled during the summer sessions. This fee is for the usage of the recreation center facility.  

Technology fee ($12 per credit hour)

This fee will be charged to all students including on and off campus classes. This fee is used to enhance the data and communication network at Henderson State University.  As more applications are added to the network, more bandwidth is required.  The technology fee will allow us to execute long range implementation of the necessary improvements to support the requirements for distance learning, access to dorms, access through dial-up, multi-media applications in classrooms and a fiber optic cabling plant. 

Testing fee ($5)

This fee will be charged to all students during fall and spring and summer semesters to cover the costs of hiring proctors to administer tests.  

Transcript fee ($20)

This fee will be charged to all students their first semester at Henderson State only. This fee is used to cover expenses of future transcript requests, but only if submitted in person or by postage mail to the Registrar's Office.  

Vehicle registration fee ($30)

The $30 fee purchases a parking sticker that is good for Fall, Spring and Summer terms.  The cost of the sticker is $20.00 if purchased for Spring and $10.00 for Summer only. State sales tax of 9 percent will also be charged. The sales tax for a yearly sticker will be $2.48, for the spring semester will be $1.65 and for the summer sticker it will be $.83.

The cost of the decal for a yearly sticker is $27.52, for the spring semester is $18.35 and for the summer it is $9.17.

Course-related fees

Various courses have fees that used to cover expenses of that specific course.