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Requirements and procedures and policies related to student fees, charges and refund policies 

TUITION AND FEES

Tuition

Full-Time Students
Normally, for purposes of tuition assessment, NEIT defines a full-time course load as 10 technical credits per quarter. Some quarters may include some liberal arts courses to achieve 10 credits. The tuition for these quarters will remain at the full-time tuition rate. 

Please note that NEIT’s definition of full-time for purposes of tuition assessment differs from the definition of a “full-time student” used by the federal government for the purpose of awarding financial aid. See the section on Financial Aid for additional details. Please contact the Student Accounts Office for further information on tuition.

Part-Time Students
Part-time status is allowed for bachelor-level and graduate programs only. Students enrolled in an approved part-time curriculum may take up to 6 technical credits per quarter or up to 10 technical and liberal arts credits per quarter. Part-time students pay tuition at the part-time rate in effect at the time they enroll in the part-time program.

Non-Matriculated Students
Students who have not enrolled in a program of study but wish to take individual courses will pay the cost-per-credit rate in effect at the time they enroll for the course.

Program Rate Charge for an Individual Course
Students repeating an individual course or taking an elective course not required for graduation pay the program rate charge in effect at the time they take the course.

Students who have transfer, portfolio review, or challenge credits approved by the Office of Teaching and Learning will receive a tuition reduction for transferred technical courses. The tuition reduction, computed on a program rate basis, will be applied in the final quarter of the student’s curriculum to offset the tuition assessment. No tuition credit is allowed for non-technical courses. 

Students who elect to take the technical portion of the curriculum at a faster rate than the rate specified in the curriculum will be assessed additional tuition charges.
 

Fees

Application Fee
A non-refundable application fee is due at the time of application.

Registration and Administrative Fees
A registration fee is charged at the beginning of the first academic quarter. An administrative fee is charged at the beginning of each academic quarter. These fees cover the costs of administrative processing required for each student to register for each academic quarter and are non-refundable. See the tuition and fee schedule for current rates.

Student and Technology Fee
These fees are charged at the beginning of each academic quarter. These fees assist NEIT in providing: the required hardware and software throughout the institution; internet accessibility; and university-sponsored services such as student accident insurance, the maintenance of the student parking areas, parking stickers, and the I.D./Library card. See the tuition and fee schedule for current rates.

Laboratory Fees
A laboratory fee is charged at the beginning of each academic quarter and is used to cover the costs of equipment and material used in all technical courses. See the tuition and fee schedule for current rates.

Other Fees
There may be other incidental charges assessed for certain courses to cover material that will be consumed during the period of study.

Cancellation Policy

Should an applicant not be accepted by the Admissions Office, the applicant will receive notification. New England Tech will make a complete refund of all monies paid less the non-refundable application fee.

Applicants who have been accepted by the Admissions Office may cancel their enrollment at the university prior to starting classes by written notice to the Director of Admissions. Students who cancel their enrollment or do not attend one class will receive a 100% refund of all payments less the non-refundable application fee, registration and administrative fees.

NEIT reserves the right at any time and for any reason not prohibited by law, to return any tuition and fees or part thereof to any registered student who in the opinion of the university is unfit for the profession selected.

Institutional Tuition and Fees Refund Policy

  1. Any refunds of tuition, student and lab fees, and meal plans for resident
    students are calculated on an academic quarter basis.
  2. Students who withdraw from NEIT must notify the Registrar’s Office in writing. Absence from class does not constitute withdrawal. Tuition and fees refunds are pro-rated based on the following schedule:

    Written notification received by the Registrar:
  • In the first week* of class: refund of 75% of the quarter’s tuition and fees
  • In the second week* of class: refund of 50% of the quarter’s tuition and fees
  • In the third week* of class: refund of 25% of the quarter’s tuition and fees
  • After the third week* of class: no refund

3. Resident students who withdraw from NEIT or who move out of NEIT housing for other reasons must immediately notify the Director of Residence Life in writing. Moving out of the residence hall or not staying in one’s assigned room does not constitute withdrawal from housing. Students who assume residence in on-campus housing in any given quarter are responsible for all room charges for that quarter. There are no refunds.

Meal plan refunds are pro-rated based on the following schedule for resident students who withdraw from NEIT:

Written notification received by the Director of Residence Life:

  • In the first week* of class, will result in a refund of 75% of the quarter’s meal plan.
  • In the second week* of class, will result in a refund of 50% of the quarter’s meal plan.
  • In the third week* of class, will result in a refund of 25% of the quarter’s meal plan.
  • After the third week* of class, will result in no refund.

Resident students who remain enrolled at NEIT and change to commuter status during an academic quarter must use their remaining meal plan balance before
the end of the quarter in which they move out of the residence hall; and, they must use the remaining dining flex dollars before the end of the academic year
(three consecutive academic quarters). There will be no refunds of meal plans or flex dollars.

4. Commuter students may purchase a declining balance meal plan from Chartwells, the company that provides food services at NEIT. Information about commuter students’ meal plan refunds can be found on Chartwells’ website, Dineoncampus.com/NETech.

*Note: A week is an academic week, which begins on Sunday and ends on Saturday. An academic quarter is comprised of ten (10) weeks.

Return of Funds

Federal, state and institutional financial aid will be returned to the appropriate source (e.g., federal, state or other lender) in accordance with federal and state regulations in effect at the time of the student’s withdrawal. Information about the requirements for determining the treatment of Title IV funds when a student withdraws is available in the “Student Guide” which may be obtained in the Financial Aid Office.

See also: “Refunds to Financial Aid Programs” in the Financial Assistance Section of the catalog.

Repeating a Course
Repeating a Technical Course, Changing a Major, or Extending Studies an Additional Quarter

Subject to certain restrictions, students are allowed one opportunity, and only
one, to either:

1. repeat a course or courses in any one quarter without incurring any additional tuition cost.
or 2. attend one additional quarter as a result of a change in the student’s major without incurring any additional tuition cost for the additional quarter.
or 3. attend one additional quarter to complete courses prescribed in a student’s curriculum without incurring any additional tuition cost for the additional quarter.

Students are strongly encouraged, prior to scheduling repeat courses, changing majors, or extending their studies, to contact the Student Accounts Office to determine the implications, financial and otherwise, of these actions, including certain restrictions that may exist.

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