Jul 01, 2022  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Expenses and Financial Aid



Payment of Tuition and Fees

Students attending Pierpont are offered an alternative to payment in full at the time of registration. Please contact the Student Account Office at 304-333-3739 if you would like to join in a payment plan. If payment is not received before the due date each month, a $25 late fee will be added to the account. The registration process is not complete until all fees, plus interest and/or any penalties, have been paid in full. Fees can be paid with Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover Card. Students receiving financial aid must apply one hundred percent of their aid prior to FIPS payments.

Registration is not completed until payment of tuition and all applicable charges such as residence hall rent, board, and fees have cleared. A late payment charge of $50 will be assessed on the first day of class; a $15 charge will be assessed on each check returned for "insufficient funds" unless the student can obtain an admission of error on the part of the bank. The Office of Student Services shall declare the fees unpaid and registration canceled until the check has been redeemed and the additional charge paid. The Office of Student Services will not release student records for any student who has a delinquent financial obligation.

All outstanding amounts resulting from nonpayment of tuition and fees are the responsibility of the student. Withdrawal from school, officially or unofficially, will not cancel any financial obligation already incurred. Additionally, failure to pay all financial obligations may result in debts being turned over to a collection agency.

NOTE: The term "resident" refers to classification for fee purposes only. See end of this section for resident classifications.

All fees are subject to change. Please see our homepage for the most current tuition and fee information. From the main home page, select Financial Aid; next select Explore Costs; then select Tuition and Fees to locate this information.

Please remember that bills are no longer being sent via mail, billing information, reminders and important notices are sent to each student's institutional e-mail address.

Tuition and Fees (2019-2020)

Pierpont Community & Technical College Tuition & Fees per Semester

  WV Resident Non-Resident Non-Resident
MetroRate
12 hours 2,469 5,852 4,740
11 hours 2,266 5,368 4,345
10 hours 2,060 4,880 3,950
9 hours 1,854 4,392 3,555
8 hours 1,648 3,904 3,160
7 hours 1,442 3,416 2,765
6 hours 1,236 2,928 2,370
5 hours 1,030 2,440 1,975
4 hours 824 1,952 1,580
3 hours 618 1,464 1,185
2 hours 412 976 790
1 hour 206 488 395

NOTE: Metro Rate tuition applies to non-residents living in Greene and Fayette County, Pennsylvania, and Garrett County, Maryland.

Special Fees (Non-Refundable)

Applicable to All Students

New Student Orientation Fee $130.00

Other Fees - Applied As Appropriate

Board of Governor's Degree Evaluation $300.00
Additional BOG fee - Acceptance Fee $10.00/ credit hour
Competitive Programs Application Fee $20.00
Credit Conversion Fee (per credit) $22.00
Credit for Life Experience Evaluation $300.00
Diploma Replacement $50.00
Dual Enrollment Fee (per credit hour) $25.00
E-Learning Course Fee (per credit hour) $50.00
Excess Course Withdrawal Fee (assessed per course after 4 course withdrawals) $50.00
ID Card Replacement Fee $20.00
Late Payment Fee $50.00
Late Registration Fee $50.00
Occupational Develop/Tech Studies Degree Evaluation Fee $150.00
Off-Campus Instruction Fee (per credit hour up to $256 maximum) $22.00
Placement Credential Fee $3.00
Priority Transcript Fee $9.00
Reinstatement Fee $25.00
Returned Check Fee $15.00
Special Examinations for course credit (per credit hour) $22.00
Senior Citizens Audit Fee (per credit hour) $22.00
Violation of Tobacco Free Campus Policy - 2nd Offense $50.00
Violation of Tobacco Free Campus Policy - 3rd Offense $100.00
Pierpont Facilities Fee * $161.00
Pierpont Facilities Fee II * $29.00

*NOTE: Students will only pay either the Pierpont Facilities Fee or the Pierpont Facilities Fee II, but not both.

Program Specific Fees

The following fees are course and/or program of study specific fees that occur each semester unless otherwise stated. They only apply if the student is enrolled in the specific program of study or enrolled in a course where the fee is appropriate.

CTC Materials Fee (per course) $25.00
Math Lab Fee (per course) $55.00

School of Business, Aviation, and Technology

Applied Design (AAS) $19.00 per credit up to $225 per semester
Aviation Maintenance Technology (AAS) $34.00 per credit up to $400 per semester
  Aviation Technology Course Fee (per credit hour) $40.00
Business (AAS) $19.00 per credit up to $225 per semester
Drafting/Design Engineering Technology (AAS) $19.00 per credit up to $225 per semester
Graphics Technology (AAS) $19.00 per credit up to $225 per semester
Information Systems (AAS) $19.00 per credit up to $225 per semester
Cisco Academy Fee (per course) $56.00
  CompTIA A+ Exam Fee (per course) $220.00 (Max of $440 in one academic year)
  CompTIA Security+ Exam Fee (per course) $190.00 (Max of $380 in one academic year)
Cyber Security (CAS) $19.00 per credit up to $225 per semester

Workforce Development Division

Applied Process Technology (AAS) $30.00 per credit up to $350 per semester
Electrical Utility Technology (AAS) $30.00 per credit up to $350 per semester
Mining Maintenance (AAS) $30.00 per credit up to $350 per semester
  Mining Technology Course Fee (per course) $160.00
Petroleum Technology (AAS), (CAS) $30.00 per credit up to $350 per semester
Advanced Welding Technology (AAS) $30.00 per credit up to $350 per semester
  Welding Technology Course Fee (per course) $160.00
Machinist Technology (AAS) $30.00 per credit up to $350 per semester
  Machinist Technology Course Fee (per credit hour) $160.00 per credit for program-specific course

School of Health Sciences

Emergency Medical Services (AAS) $28.00 per credit up to $325 per semester
Emergency Medical Services (CAS) $28.00 per credit up to $325 per semester
EMT Basic Exam Fee (fee per exam) $80.00
  EMT- P (Paramedic) National Registry Exam Fee (fee per exam) $125.00
EMS FIDP (Field Internship Database Program) Fee (one-time fee) $100.00
Health Sciences (AAS) $16.00 per credit up to $185 per semester
Health Information Technology (AAS) $16.00 per credit up to $185 per semester
Laboratory Assistant (CAS) $16.00 per credit up to $185 per semester
Licensed Practical Nurse (CAS) $16.00 per credit up to $185 per semester
  LPN NCLEX Review Fee (one-time fee)* $245.00
  LPN NCLEX Comprehensive Predictor Test Fee (one-time fee)* $45.00
  LPN NCLEX Review Fee (one-time fee) $550.00
Medical Laboratory Technician (AAS) $16.00 per credit up to $185 per semester
Radiologic Technology (AAS) $16.00 per credit up to $185 per semester
Respiratory Care (AAS) $16.00 per credit up to $185 per semester
  Respiratory Care National Board Exam Review Fee (per course) $425.00 (Max of $425 in one academic year)
  Respiratory Care Self-Assessment Exam Fee (per course) $65.00 (Max of $65 in one academic year)
  Respiratory Care Trajecsys Online Portal Fee (one-time fee) $100.00
  Respiratory Care Board Testing Fee (One-Time Fee) $200.00
  Respiratory Care Practice Clinic Simulations Fee (One-Time Fee) $75.00
Physical Therapy Assistant (AAS) $16.00 per credit up to $185 per semester
Veterinary Technology (AAS) $16.00 per credit up to $185 per semester
Veterinary Assistant (CAS) $16.00 per credit up to $185 per semester
*NOTE: The NCLEX Review Fee of $550 will be charged to 1st year LPN students only. The NCLEX Review Fee of $245 and the NCLEX Comprehensive Predictor Test Fee of $45 will no longer be charged as the products they support are being phased out in 2021.

School of General Education and Professional Studies

Early Childhood (AAS) $23.00 per credit up to $275 per semester
Criminal Justice (AAS) $19.00 per credit up to $225 per semester
Food Service Management (AAS) $25.00 per credit up to $300 per semester
  Culinary Foods Lab Fee (per course) $120.00
  Culinary Arts Professional Tool Kit (one-time fee) $260.00
  Culinary Arts Membership (per year) $85.00
Interpreter Program (AA) $25.00 per credit up to $300 per semester
Liberal Studies (AA) $15.00 per credit up to $175 per semester
Paralegal Studies (AAS) $23.00 per credit up to $275 per semester
  Paralegal Studies End of Program Fee (one-time fee) $250.00
Paraprofessional in Education (CAS) $19.00 per credit up to $225 per semester
End of Program Exam Fee (one-time fee) $25.00

*NOTE: The NCLEX Review Fee of $550 will be charged to 1st year LPN students only. The NCLEX Review Fee of $245 and the NCLEX Comprehensive Predictor Test Fee of $45 will no longer be charged as the products they support are being phased out in 2021.

Refund Policy For Tuition And Fees

Students who withdraw from ALL classes shall receive a refund of fees, excluding special fees, in accordance with the following schedule. Refunds are determined from the first day of the school term. The student's official withdrawal date is certified by the Student/Enrollment Services. Students who have paid in advance and cancel schedules prior to registration day will receive full refunds. Students who do not officially withdraw from all classes after Late Registration (add/drop week) will not be eligible for any refund of tuition and fees. A withdrawal fee may be charged, not to exceed 5% of the total student fees charged for the term may be charged, or $100.00 whichever is less. Return of Title IV funds may reduce the tuition and fee refund resulting in the student owing a balance to the institution. The institution is responsible for notifying the student and recovering the funds.

Semester Terms

Complete withdrawal during first and second weeks 90% Refund
Complete withdrawal during third and fourth weeks 75% Refund
Complete withdrawal during fifth and eighth weeks 50% Refund
Complete withdrawal after the eighth week No Refund

Eight-Week Term

Complete withdrawal during the first week 90% Refund
Complete withdrawal during the second week 75% Refund
Complete withdrawal during the third and fourth weeks 50% Refund
Complete withdrawal after the fourth week No Refund

Summer Terms

Complete withdrawal during the first three days of classes 90% Refund
Complete withdrawal during the fourth through the fifth day of classes 75% Refund
Complete withdrawal during the sixth through the tenth day of classes 50% Refund
Complete withdrawal after the tenth day of classes No Refund

Room and Board Rates

Application/Damage Deposit $200.00

Residence Hall Rates

RESIDENCE HALL RATES RATE PER SEMESTER
Morrow Hall Double $2,414
Morrow Hall Double w/Bathroom $2,569
Morrow Hall Quad w/Bathroom $2,569
   
Pence Hall Double $2,414
Pence Hall Single $3,295
Pence Extended Academic Year $4,613
   
Prichard Hall Double $2,414
   
Bryant Place Single $3,327
Bryant Place Double $2,812

University Terrace

UNIVERSITY TERRACE RATE PER SEMESTER
Studio Single Apartment $4,682 (Meal Plan Optional)
Double Apartment $3,981 (Meal Plan Optional)
Quad Apartment $3,762(Meal Plan Optional)
Semi-Suite $3,109
Semi-Suite Extended Academic Year $4,353

Food Service Rates

All residents living on the Locust Avenue Campus in a Residence Hall will participate in their choice of one of the meal plans identified below for the academic year.

Traditional Meal Plans

TRADITIONAL MEAL PLANS RATE PER SEMESTER
Fifteen (15) meals per week $2,199 ($250 Flex *)/semester
Nineteen (19) meals per week $2,287 (175 Flex *)/semester

Block Plans

BLOCK PLANS  
The Ultimate - 210 Swipes $2,410 ($350 Flex *)/semester
Eating Made Easy - 160 Swipes $1,978 ($300 Flex *)/semester
On The Go - 40 Swipes ** $474 Flex per semester*
MP30-** $201 Flex per semester*

*NOTE: Flex Dollars are accepted at both Starbucks locations, Chick-fil-A, and Chilaca on the Locust Avenue Campus. Flex Dollars begin on the first day of class and end on the last day of the semester. They cannot be carried over to the next semester and are not refundable. Students are responsible for monitoring their own account balances and for all purchases made with Flex Dollars. All deposits and transactions on Flex Dollars accounts are final.

**NOTE: Commuter Plans, Apartment Residents, and Commuters "ONLY". May also be used refilling block plans.