For the 2012-2013 school year students may incur additional fees, depending on major and residential status. A detailed compilation of additional fees can be viewed on our web site.
Graduation Fee $35
Each graduating student is required to pay this fee, without regard to commencement participation. The fee will appear on the student's account at the time the application for graduation has been submitted. In addition, students who participate in commencement will be required to purchase regalia through the bookstore.
Official Transcripts $2
The first transcript is issued without charge. The fee is charged for all subsequently issued transcripts.
Auto Registration $25
Any automobile that will be parked on campus must have a JBU parking sticker. This sticker is valid for one academic year, fall semester through summer terms. Motorcycle registration fee is $15.
Orientation U.S. Residents $100
All incoming full-time students are required to participate in orientation activities at the beginning of their first term. The fee is charged to the student's account.
Payment of Student Accounts
Tuition and fees are due prior to the start of each semester. Payment will be the semester's charges less pending financial aid (i.e. scholarships, grants, and loans). A payment plan option is available to students in good financial standing-payment plan fees are $50 per semester. Payment policy and payment plan details are available on the Student Accounts & Cashiering Services web page. Certain fees are applicable for students on the payment plan option, and the university reserves the right to change the fee structure as needed to fund the payment plan program. Paper check, E-check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are accepted.
Students who fail to comply with their current payment schedule are subject to finance charges and termination of enrollment. Official transcripts of academic credits are not released while any balance is owed JBU. The university engages professional collection agencies when collecting delinquent accounts.
Adjustment of Accounts
Students in traditional programs withdrawing from the university near the beginning of a semester are entitled to a partial refund of tuition, course fees, and music lesson fees, adjusted according to the following schedule:
100% refund during the first week of classes.
80% refund during the second week.
60% refund during the third week.
40% refund during the fourth week.
20% refund during the fifth week.
No refund after the fifth week.
Room and board will be pro-rated weekly over the number of weeks in the term.
Commuter meal plans are pro-rated to the number of meals used.
Non-course fees will not be refunded after classes have begun.
In the event of medical withdrawal prescribed by a physician, special consideration will be given to tuition adjustment.
Summer courses are presented in different formats and are not subject to the above refund schedule. Students in traditional summer courses withdrawing from a course are entitled to receive a tuition refund according to the following schedule:
100% before the second class meeting.
90% before the third class meeting.
80% before the fourth class meeting.
60% before the fifth class meeting.
40% before the sixth class meeting.
20% before the seventh class meeting.
No refund after the seventh class meeting.
One Lesson Weekly $ 250
Two Lessons Weekly $ 500
Class Lessons in Piano $ 140
Audio Technology, each course $ 150
Music Arranging with MIDI $ 150
Practice Room Fee $ 25
Recital/Presentation Fee $ 30
Recital Recording Fee $ 70
Accompanist Fee (1/2 recital) $ 100
Accompanist Fee (full recital) $ 200
Worship Arts Presentation $ 125
In addition to private lesson fees, students enrolled in applied music for credit are charged tuition according to their course load. Part-time students are charged the regular tuition fee for each semester hour of credit in music lessons as well as the private lesson fees. Students whose private lessons put them at more than a full-time load (19+ hours) will be charged overload tuition and the private lesson fees for each credit hour over 18 hours.
A student whose JBU enrollment involves only applied music may register as a student-at-large. Regular lesson fees will be paid, but no tuition will be required. The student will receive no college credit.
Visual Arts Course Fees
Certain offerings in the Visual Arts Program require a technology support fee of $150 per course.
Education Program Fees
A per-term fee of $25 will be charged to a student's account for Digital Portfolio.
Each student is required to have in force a medical and hospital insurance plan sufficient to cover personal needs while in college. John Brown University recommends that all international students have health insurance with annual limits of not less than $100,000. Students not covered by their own plan or a parent's plan will be automatically enrolled in a third party provided insurance plan. Plan fees are to be determined for the 2012-2013 academic year and plan details will be available online.
The university does not assume any responsibility for lost or stolen property, nor does it carry fire, theft, or damage insurance on the personal property of students. Upon arrival, students may engage one of the banks in Siloam Springs to handle financial matters and to provide safety deposit box services.
Students are required to remove all personal property from dormitories over the summer months, since the residence halls are often used by visitors.