Fees and Expenses

Fees and Expenses continued

Student Recreation and Wellness Services
Full details including the full list of membership and guest fees can be found at the Student Recreation and Wellness Services website
University Police Department
Police Service Calls (for vehicle assistance) No Charge
Special Events Detail (3 hour minimum) $41.72/hour
Police Report – 1-5 pages No Charge
6 or more pages .05/page
Fingerprinting – Students, faculty and staff $5/card
All others $15/card
Photo $5
Web-based records check: BCI only/FBI only/BCI and FBI $27/$29/$52

Parking and Transportation Fees

Complete student transportation information and instructions and costs of obtaining a parking permit can be found on the Parking Services website.

Students and employees who desire a twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week parking privilege may apply for a permit and be assessed an optional parking permit fee for such privilege. The University may limit the locations that such permit shall be valid, and may limit the number of such permits that will be issued per year, per academic term, or other period. Qualified residence hall students will receive this parking privilege pursuant to the terms of their residence hall contract, without the necessity of paying an additional optional parking permit fee.

Course Materials Fee Schedule

A course materials fee is assessed to cover the cost of instructional materials for some of The University’s undergraduate courses.

Enrollment Cancellation

An undergraduate student whose financial account shows an amount due after their assigned due dates risks having all or part of their registration for current and/or future terms cancelled; however, non-payment of fees does not guarantee enrollment cancellation. If a student enrolls in classes and then decides not to attend, it is still the student’s responsibility to drop their classes to ensure the proper credit toward fees for the term, as defined by the current refund policy.

How to drop a class

Payment Plans and Options

Payment plans are available to help those students who cannot pay the full charges for tuition, on-campus housing and/or the meal plan at the start of the semester. To read more and sign up, visit the Payment options portion of the Office of Student Accounts website.

Student Health and Accident Insurance

All registered students taking six or more credit hours, doctoral students, ELI students and other special academic program students are eligible to enroll in a student health insurance plan offered by the Leonard Insurance Company on behalf of the University. All registered international students taking credit hours are required to purchase this insurance plan unless proof of comparable coverage is furnished. Visit the Student Health Insurance page located within the Student Health Services website.

Veterans Information

Full veteran information can be found at the Military Services Center website. The mission of the Center is to provide comprehensive enrollment and referral services to veterans and their families, making the transition to The University of Akron as smooth as possible.

Regulations Regarding Refunds

The Office of Student Accounts helps students and parents by addressing questions and concerns about refunds if needed. Complete details are located on that website.

Residence Hall Refunds

Refund/Release and Forfeiture Policy

A contract for housing accommodations at The University of Akron upon being breached by the student or otherwise terminated by The University of Akron is subject to the following refund provisions:

A full refund of room fees and the Prepayment under the following circumstances:

  • Graduation of the student from The University of Akron;
  • Academic dismissal of the student from The University of Akron;
  • Non-attendance or complete withdrawal by the student from The University of Akron prior to the start of the Contract term (except the advance rental payment of one hundred fifty dollars which shall be forfeited). The one hundred fifty dollar deposit be refunded for new entering students and new transfer students when notification of intent to break Contract is received prior to the fifteenth of May for the following fall semester; or
  • In the event mandatory or recommended participation in academic programs of The University of Akron requires the student to commute regularly beyond the Akron metropolitan area (i.e., student teaching or co-op assignments)

A partial refund of paid room and board fees, except the Prepayment fee, once occupancy has been established (e.g., acceptance of room keys and/or signing occupancy document) will be prorated beginning on the date the student officially surrenders use of University housing and returns all appropriate keys (room and apartment keys) to University staff and satisfies University-mandated housing separation requirements and procedures under the following circumstances:

  • Cancellation of the entire Contract term after the start of the fall semester and subsequent spring semester; or
  • Cancellation of a single semester Contract after the start of that semester

A partial refund of paid room and board fees when the student has fulfilled fall semester obligations and breaches the Contract for spring semester, except when under any dismissal or suspension. The student shall pay, as administrative fee for breach of the terms of the Contract, an amount of $200.00.

A student shall remain responsible for the full cost of the then-current residence hall Contract term if the University, it its sole discretion, terminates the contract:

  • For reasons related to the orderly operation of the residence halls, or for reasons relating to the health, physical or emotional safety and well-being of the persons or property of students, faculty, staff or University property; or
  • In the event that the student is dismissed or suspended from The University of Akron for disciplinary reasons in accordance with law or the rules and regulations of the Board of Trustees, or, if the student is suspended or placed on terms of disciplinary probation in accordance with law or the rules and regulations of the Board of Trustees, whereby such terms of probation prohibit the student from residing in University housing accommodations

Contract cancellations for a current semester received after the 12th week of that semester will be assessed the full semester fees.

The student is financially responsible for fees incurred through the date of such termination, dismissal, suspension or probation or until the student has completed the check-out process with the appropriate University employee, whichever date is later.

Notice requirements. All notices of intent to break this contract must be submitted in writing to the Department of Residence Life and Housing. If the student is under the age of eighteen years, the written notification of termination must be co-signed by the student’s parent or legal guardian.

No-Show Policy. The University will hold a student’s assignment until close of business on Wednesday of the first week of each semester. At that time the room will be reassigned, student’s Contract will be cancelled and Prepayment will be forfeited, or cancellation fee incurred, whichever is applicable.

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