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Financial Policies

Payment of University Charges
All accounts are to be paid in full by August 15 for the fall semester and by January 15 for the spring semester. Fees for summer session courses must be paid by the first class meeting. Methods of payment accepted include:

  • Check or Money Order payable to Manchester University, mailed to our lock box at:
  • Manchester University
    4000 Solutions Center
    Chicago, IL 60677-4000

  • In Person Payment - Check, cash, or money order
    Payments can be made Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Student Financial Services office located on the main floor of the Administration Building.
  • Credit Card
    Make a payment of any amount online using a MasterCard, Discover, or American Express credit card. Please note that a convenience fee of 2.35% will be charged by Link2Gov for the processing of online payments. Manchester University does not receive any portion of this non-refundable fee.
    (Click here for online payments.)
  • Electronic Check
    Make a payment of any amount using an e-check. There is no fee for this service. (Click here for online payments.)
  • Monthly Payment Option - Tuition Management Systems, Inc. (TMS)
    Manchester University partners with Tuition Management Systems, Inc. (TMS) for interest free monthly payments. Yearly costs may be paid over a 10, 9, or 8 month equal payment schedule beginning in July, August, or September and ending in April. The amount budgeted to pay must equal the cost of the academic year to be considered successful. Full details are available at http://www.afford.com/manchester, 1-888-713-7240, or through Student Financial Services.

Students with unpaid balances may lose current enrollment and will not be allowed to register for any subsequent terms. Transcripts and diplomas are withheld from those who have not settled their financial obligations to Manchester University, which may include collection fees, attorney’s fees, and court costs.

Students are not fully registered, nor will they have the privilege of class attendance or use of University facilities until their charges are paid. A service charge of 1.5 percent or $30, whichever is greater, may be added to any unpaid balance in the student account as of the last working day of each month.

Refund of Tuition/Fees
In the case of official withdrawal from the University, a refund, less a withdrawal charge, is made according to the following schedules:

Fall and/or spring semester refund schedule:

  • Withdrawal before the official start of classes: 100 percent refund
  • Withdrawal during Change of Course days: 100 percent refund less $250 cancellation fee
  • Withdrawal during the first and second weeks (4-10 class days): 75 percent refund
  • Withdrawal during the third and fourth weeks: 50 percent refund
  • Withdrawal during the fifth and sixth weeks: 25 percent refund
  • Withdrawal after the sixth week: NO REFUND

Three-week summer session refund schedule:

  • Withdrawal before the official start of classes: 100 percent refund
  • Withdrawal during Change of Course day: 100 percent refund less $250 cancellation fee
  • Withdrawal during class days 1 - 2: 75 percent refund
  • Withdrawal during class days 3 - 4: 50 percent refund
  • Withdrawal during class day 5 - 6: 25 percent refund
  • Withdrawal after class day 6: NO REFUND

Six-week online summer session refund schedule:

  • Withdrawal before the official start of classes: 100 percent refund
  • Withdrawal during Change of Course day: 100 percent refund less $250 cancellation fee
    Withdrawal during class days 1 - 4: 75 percent refund
  • Withdrawal during class days 5 - 8: 50 percent refund
  • Withdrawal during class day 9 - 12: 25 percent refund
  • Withdrawal after class day 12: NO REFUND

 

Financial Aid

Students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for consideration for student loan eligibility.  Questions about financial aid should be addressed to the Student Financial Services Office, Manchester University, 604 College Ave., North Manchester, Indiana 46962. Phone: 260-982-5066.

Housing and Dining Services

Limited on-campus housing is available to graduate students. Several two-bedroom apartments are available for families and traditional residence hall accommodations are available for single individuals. Housing costs are not included in tuition fees. A request for on-campus housing is made at the time of application to the program. Due to limited accommodations, on-campus housing cannot be guaranteed.

Meal plans can be purchased for the University dining service. Meal plan purchase is optional.

Information Technology Services

Manchester University computing facilities consist of over 50 servers and 750 Windows-based computers. Over 200 of these computers are student-accessible and can be found in different computer labs spread across campus. Providing oversight for all computer technology, the Information Technology Services (ITS) department is housed in the Clark Computer Center.

To utilize the available computers, each student, faculty, and staff member is provided a network account. Attached to each network account is an e-mail account and access to Gateway. Gateway is the University network portal which channels campus information, document management, virtual storage space, and access to a variety of support services, plus administrative and software applications. It also provides access to ANGEL, a software system designed to support teaching, learning, and online course content.

The ITS Help Desk is available 6-days a week for all program participants with questions related to University computer network hardware and software. ITS Help Desk offers in-person advice, with email and phone assistance available for those located off-campus, and an ITS website for quick reference.

Library Resources

The library provides materials to serve the University curriculum, bibliographic and interlibrary loan support for research and instruction in the use of information sources. Library services are available on-site, as well as online through the Funderburg Library website.

Its 176,000 bound volumes, 530 printed periodical subscriptions, 5,600 sound and video recordings, and more than 20,000 online periodicals in 70 databases provide valuable research resources. Interlibrary loan service delivers materials from potentially thousands of libraries. Four librarians manage the on-site and virtual array of library services and resources.

Funderburg’s three floors can accommodate more than 200 students. Comfortable lounges for relaxed reading are balanced by special areas for computers, audio and video equipment, group conferences, and after-hours study. Special collections include the University archives, Brethren historical materials, and the peace studies collection.

Campus Communication

The Manchester University email address is the official method of electronic communication with all students.

Campus Policies

Manchester University has policies and guidelines that define the actions of the University community and govern both the rights and the expectations of its members. The Source, the student handbook, provides a listing and rationale for all policies that apply to members of the University community. More details are available at www.manchester.edu/images/thesource.pdf.

Students who seek admission should be aware of University regulations and be prepared to abide by these policies while enrolled at Manchester University.

The University reserves the right to dismiss or suspend any student at any time when, in the judgment of University authorities, such action is advisable. Upon registration at Manchester University, the student expressly concedes this right to the University. It is understood that attendance at Manchester University is a privilege, not a right, and that this privilege may be withdrawn in the case of any student who does not adhere to the objectives or policies of Manchester University.

Automobile Regulations
The use of automobiles and other vehicles on the campus is governed by regulations published in The Source. All students, faculty and staff members’ cars must be registered and bear the identification decal/hang tag, obtained at the Department of Campus Safety, 1305 East St. Vehicle owners will be held responsible for the proper use of their cars, even when driven by other people.

Health Insurance
All MAT students are required to have completed a Health Record which includes; personal history, physical, and immunization record (required: meningitis, two measles, mumps, and rubella, tetanus-diphtheria within 10 years and tuberculin skin test within the last year). The Health Record form is sent to the student from the Office of Student Development prior to enrollment. It is also located on the Health Service web site. The completed Health Record form must be on file with the University prior to the start of first semester classes.

Accident and Medical Insurance
Manchester University requires all MAT students to have an active health insurance plan in effect while enrolled. Students are automatically enrolled in the insurance plan and charged accordingly unless a waiver card with proof of coverage by a personal or family medical plan is provided to the Student Financial Services Office. The waiver card which must be completed each year is located on Gateway. All international students are required to be enrolled in the basic and major medical insurance plan.

Privacy and Student Records
Manchester University collects, records and uses information about students to carry out its educational mission. The University recognizes its responsibility for protecting the privacy rights of students regarding their academic and personal records. Students are provided access to information contained in their own official education records, a procedure for correction or deletion of inaccuracies found in their records, and a degree of control over the release of information from their records.

Certain items of personal information are considered directory information and may be published without students’ permission. These include name, dates of attendance, degrees earned, local and home address, e-mail address, phone number, major, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, height and weight and honors received.

A student has the right to request in writing, prior to the first day of classes of any semester, that any item listed as directory information not be released without his/her consent.

Procedures for student access to records may be obtained from the Office of the Registrar.