May 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog

Tuition, Fees and Other Expenses



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University Of Bridgeport Student Account Payment Policy

To best serve you and your financial needs as a student at the University of Bridgeport, it is important that you become familiar with the university’s account payment policy. We have provided the information below to help you better understand the terms of your payment obligations. Please review this document carefully. If you have any additional questions, please contact the Student Financial Services Office at 203.576.4568.

University of Bridgeport Student Enrollment and Financial Responsibility Policy

Payment of Charges

Students are responsible for all charges in­curred upon registration. Charges generally include tuition, fees, housing meal plans, and other miscellaneous costs. Students must make acceptable payment arrangements no later than 2 weeks prior to the start of classes. For late registrants, payment is due upon reg­istration. Acceptable payment arrangements are as follows:

  • Payment in full
  • Approved financial aid covering all charges, including loans.
  • Participation in an approved company or organization reimbursement payment agreement
  • Enrollment in an approved payment plan

A student who complies with the above shall be considered in good financial standing, as long as all terms and conditions are met throughout each semester. All payment arrangements must be satisfied in full to receive grades, diplomas and receive future services.

Delinquent Accounts/ Collection

In order to continue in the classes for which a student has registered, a student with a de­linquent balance must make immediate pay­ment in full or agree to otherwise make ac­ceptable payment arrangements. If a student fails to timely satisfy the terms of his or her financial responsibility agreement, the Uni­versity may in its absolute discretion cancel registration or refer delinquent past due bal­ances to an outside collection agency, where additional fees and penalties will be charged to the account, as permitted by law.

Holds

Holds will be placed on students’ accounts for students who are not meeting their payment plan agreements and/or have any remaining balance due on their accounts. The hold will prevent the student from; registering for additional terms, adding or dropping courses, accessing their grades, receiving their diplomas, and having access to other University services. The hold will not be lifted until the balance is paid in full.

Late Payment Plan Charges

A late fee of $75 will be assessed each month to any past due account. The fee will charged every 30 days until balance is paid in full.

Communication

Method of Communication: UBMail (powered by Google) is the official method of communication with students. Students are responsible for reading the e-mails sent by the University of Bridgeport.

Billing statements are emailed to students at least 4 weeks before the beginning of the term if the student has preregistered. Students who register late shall request a bill at the time of registration.

Reminder statements are emailed every 2 weeks. Notices informing students of holds or late fees will be emailed to students.

Students shall access their UB Portal on a regular basis to determine if they have a balance, a hold or have had late fees added to their accounts.

Students are responsible for all charges and failure to review or receive a billing state­ment does not excuse a student’s responsi­bility to pay.

For the current year’s tuition and fees please see UB website: http://www.bridgeport.edu/finaid/tuition-and-fees/

Payment By Cash, Check, Or Money Order

Payments by cash, check, or money order can be made directly to the Student Financial Services Office located on the Garden Level of Wahlstrom Library, or payments can be mailed to the Student Financial Services Office, University of Bridgeport, 126 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604. If you pay by check or money order, please record your University of Bridgeport Student I.D. number on the check or money order.

Payment By Wire Transfer

International payments can be wired to the University through Flywire at www.flywire.com. If assistance is needed, student can contact Flywire’s support team via their web page or Student Financial Services at 203- 576-4568 or email SFS@bridgeport.edu.

Payment By Credit Card

Students may pay their tuition bill using VISA, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover Card. Payments can be made in person at the UB Student Financial Services Office located on the Garden Level of Wahlstrom Library or Waterbury centers. To make a credit card payment by phone, call 203-576-4568. For additional information you may email SFS@bridgeport.edu.

MyUBportal Online Payment

The University of Bridgeport has an online payment option for WebAdvisor or the UB Portal. Students may pay their tuition bill using VISA, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover Card.

To make payments follow these steps:

  • Log in to MyUBPortal on www.bridgeport.edu
  • Select View Account and Make Payment under Financial Information
  • Sign in again
  • Review account activity
  • Select Make Payment

Payment Alternatives

The University of Bridgeport understands that families look for as many options as possible to make financing an education more convenient and affordable. Students may sign up for the University Payment plan through their UB Portal.

Monthly Payment Plans

Students may sign up for the payment plan via the UB Portal. Under the Financial In­formation heading, select Enroll in payment plan.

Fall Plans available:

  • 5 pay plan - enroll by July 1st
  • 4 pay plan - enroll by August 1st

Spring Plans:

  • 5 pay plan- enroll by Dec 1st
  • 4 pay plan- enroll by Jan 1st

Summer Plans:

  • 3 pay plan-enroll by May 1st

Direct Payment Option

Students eligible for an external scholarship or for whom an employer pays their tuition may qualify for the deferment/direct pay­ment option. Consult your sponsor to deter­mine if a direct billing agreement has been established with the University of Bridge­port. If one has been established, you need a letter, on company letterhead, from your sponsor that includes your name, eligible program, and maximum tuition amount where the bill should be sent. The letter should be forwarded to the Office of Student Financial Services, at 126 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 or faxed a (203) 576-4570.

Students are responsible for obtaining a di­rect billing option letter from their sponsor for the initial registration and ensure that it is received at the Office of Student Financial Services by the tuition due date. Students who are unable to obtain a deferment pay­ment/direct billing letter by the payment deadline must pay their tuition prior to the start of the semester. Students must pay any fees not covered by the employer’s direct payment plan at time of registration.

Should employment cease with sponsor or conditions of sponsorship are not met, the student is responsible for all tuition and fees. A financial obligation continues to ex­ist when using a direct billing option. There­fore, a transcript hold will be applied to the student record if any part of the balance is not covered by the direct billing agreement. Official transcripts will not be released until all University of Bridgeport financial obliga­tions have been satisfied.

Financial Aid Deferment Without Fee (Domestic Students)

Domestic students who receive Financial Aid should review their billing statements to en­sure that correct aid is being deducted from the costs. If aid is missing students must contact the Office of Student Financial Ser­vices at 203-576-4568 or email SFS@Bridge­port.edu for assistance in determining which action is necessary for the financial aid to be credited to their account. Please note work-study awards are not deducted from the amount due since the student will be eligible to earn up to this amount through student employment. Federal Regulations require the University to issue a paycheck directly to the student for hours worked.

Federal Direct Loans:

Loan origination fees will reduce the amount of loan funds received. These fees (normally between 1% and 3%) should be deducted from the amount shown in the award letter before deducting the amount of these funds from the final bill.

Alternative Loans

Alternative loans are private loans offered through a lending institution and are not a part of federal student aid programs. Inter­est rate and repayment provisions vary from lender to lender. It is the responsibility of the student to research and understand the im­plications of borrowing an alternative loan. Loans must be approved by lender prior to the tuition payment due date.

Institutional Undergraduate/ Graduate Refund Policy

Tuition Refunds

  • Proper withdrawal is granted upon obtaining approval via Withdrawal Web Form and confirmation via email from the Registrar’s Office at 126 Park Avenue, Wahlstrom Library Garden Level, Bridgeport, CT 06604.
  • Note that withdrawal from individual classes or the University may affect financial aid and other eligibility.
  • Refunds are based on the schedule below and determined by the date of notification to the Office of the Registrar, not the date of last class attended.

Withdrawal Policy Schedule

Refund of tuition and fees is based on the length of each course. Students who are en­rolled in courses of different lengths within a term, will have each course evaluated for tu­ition and fee liability if they choose to with­draw. Where noted, fees are incurred as of first day of classes. The liability percentages are for tuition charges plus the full fees.

5 Week/Summer Classes

Week Percentage Due
First Day All Fees
Day 2 and first week 20%
Week 2 40%
Week 3 60%
Week 4 100%

7 or 8 Week Classes

Week Percentage Due
Week 1 All Fees
Week 2 15%
Week 3 30%
Week 4 45%
Week 5 60%
Week 6 100%

12 Week Classes

Week Percentage Due
Week 1 All Fees
Week 2 10%
Week 3 20%
Week 4 30%
Week 5 40%
Week 6 50%
Week 7 60%
Week 8 100%

15 Week Classes

Week Percentage Due
Week 1 $200 Processing Fee
Week 2 All Fees
Week 3 5%
Week 4 10%
Week 5 20%
Week 6 30%
Week 7 40%
Week 8 50%
Week 9 60%
Week 10 100%

18 Week Classes

Week Percentage Due
Week 1 $200 Processing Fee
Week 2 All Fees
Week 3 10%
Week 4 17%
Week 5 24%
Week 6 31%
Week 7 38%
Week 8 45%
Week 9 52%
Week 10 60%
Week 11 100%

20 Week Classes

Week Percentage Due
Week 1 $200 Processing Fee
Week 2 All Fees
Week 3 6%
Week 4 12%
Week 5 18%
Week 6 24%
Week 7 30%
Week 8 36%
Week 9 42%
Week 10 48%
Week 11 54%
Week 12 60%
Week 13 100%

English Language Institute (ELI ) 7 Week Classes

Week Percentage Due
Week 1 All Fees
Week 2 30%
Week 3 45%
Week 4 60%
Week 5 100%

Additional Refund Information

  • If a student withdraws prior to the start of the semester, all fees will be refunded.
  • All student fees are for a full semester and are non-refundable in accordance with the refund schedule.
  • Room and board charges are for a full semester and are non-refundable.
  • If the course is cancelled, all fees are refunded.
  • Admissions/Tuition Deposits and Room Deposits are non-refundable.

Any outstanding balance on a student’s account is deducted from the tuition credit. Any credits resulting in a refund to the students account as authorized by the Office of Student Financial Services, will require approximately three weeks for processing. Please see Federal Financial Aid Return of Title IV below to understand how your financial aid will affect your refund.

The Office of Student Financial Services does not provide check cashing services for students. All banking services required by students must be personally arranged with local banking facilities. The University does have an ATM banking machine located on the Ground Floor in Wahlstrom and in the Security Office (Norseman Hall).

Federal Financial Aid Return of Title IV

A statutory pro-rate refund applies to any student who is a recipient of federal financial aid funding (Title IV) and leaves the school on or before the 60% point in the enroll­ment period for which he or she has been charged. After the 60% point in the enroll­ment period, a student has earned 100% of the SFA program funds. Students may contact the Office of Student Financial Services (203- 576-4568, sfs@bridgeport.edu) for additional information on the Federal Title IV regula­tions regarding student refunds.

All students who receive federal financial aid and withdraw from the University are subject to a Federal Title IV return of funds policy. Federal Title IV refund will be made in this order:

  1. Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan
  2. Federal Direct Subsidized Loan
  3. Federal Direct PLUS Loan
  4. Federal Pell Grant
  5. Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
  6. Other Title IV aid programs
  7. Other federal sources of aid
  8. Other state, private, or institutional aid
  9. The Student

Veteran’s Readjustment Act

As mandated by Title 38, USC 3679 of the Veteran’s Re-adjustment Act, the University of Bridgeport will not impose any penalty or deny access to educational resources and facilities for VA beneficiaries, under Chapters 31 and 33 of the GI Bill®, while awaiting VA benefit payment. This applies only to the percentage of the veteran’s eligibility identified on the VA student’s Certificate of Eligibility. The University may impose fines for the portion of tuition and fees not covered by the GI Bill®.

Health And Accident Insurance

(Mandatory for all full-time undergraduate, international and residential students)

UB insurance coverage is mandated for all full-time undergraduate, international, Physi­cian’s Assistant, and any residential students. Domestic students who presently have medi­cal insurance coverage may complete an on­line waiver. The policy must meet minimum standards for basic medical/surgical expens­es. Waivers must be completed by September 15th each year and by February 15th for spring admits. Policy commences August 1 for 12 months.

For additional information on the insurance plan, please refer to Student Health Infor­mation in the Student Affairs section of the catalog.

Property Insurance

The University does not assume respon­sibility for the loss of personal property of students either on or off the campus. It is recommended that students protect them­selves against such losses by consulting with their own (or with their parent’s) insurance agent in regard to coverage provided by ex­isting policies, if any; or by purchasing private property insurance. Information may be obtained at the Residential Life Office, (203) 576-4228, or email reslife@bridgeport.edu.

Administrative Fee For Students Who Receive A University of Bridgeport I-20 and Use It To Obtain an F-1 Visa

Upon receipt of the I-20, all new incoming students will be assessed a $3,000USD Ad­ministrative Fee. This administrative fee will be applied to the student’s first semester tu­ition and fee bill and is non-refundable. Pay­ments can be made at: Bridgeport.flywire.com, in person at our Bursar’s office or by phone at: 203-576-4568 with a credit card. Students’ failure to pay the Administration Fee upon receipt of F1 visa will be subject to termination.

Bookstore

Acquiring your textbooks and school sup­plies is now even easier. Books may be ac­quired at the On-Campus Bookstore located at the Garden Level in the Wahlstrom Library or via the In­ternet at www.bridgeport.edu/bookstore. In addition to the required course texts, the On- Campus Bookstore carries supplies, materi­als, UB memorabilia and much more. For ad­ditional information contact the Bookstore at (203) 576-4804, fax (203) 576-4802, or email bookstore@bridgeport.edu.

Bookstore’s normal hours of operation are*:

Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Saturday-Sunday: We are closed.

* Rush and summer hours change

Change of Address

A student must complete a Change-of- Address Web Form via the UB Portal whenever a change is made in his or her local or mailing address. This will avoid misdirection of appropriate financial documents.

Student Identification Cards

A photo identification card must be obtained at the security department between the hours of 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Registration confirmation is required. Upon activation, the ID card serves as a library and meal card and provides access into the residential halls to the resident students. A fee will be charged for replacement of lost, stolen, misplaced or damaged ID cards.