Making Payments Convenient and AffordableAlmost all students at St. Louis College of Pharmacy receive at least one form of financial aid and we work with students and families to obtain this aid and make paying for college easy, convenient, and affordable. Students accepted for admission represent the best and brightest in a talented and promising pool of applicants, and we don’t want anyone to miss the opportunity to earn a degree from St. Louis College of Pharmacy due to financial constraints. Between grants, scholarships, student loans, and our flexible payment plan, almost every student is able to afford a Doctor of Pharmacy degree.
- All College costs, including tuition, fees, and room and board, are assessed per semester and payable two weeks prior to the start of each semester.
- After receiving notification from STLCOP of acceptance for admission, first-year and transfer students have 10 days in which to remit a $300 deposit, which holds their place in the incoming class. This deposit is refundable if the applicant notifies the Admissions Office in writing before May 1 that he or she will not be attending classes during the fall semester.
- Students with outstanding balances will not be allowed to register for subsequent semesters. Payment of all College fees and obligations is a requirement for graduation. If fees or obligations to the College remain unpaid after the student graduates or leaves school, the College reserves the right to withhold applications for state board examinations and certified copies of student transcripts.
Deferred Payment Plan: A Flexible Budget Option
STLCOP offers a deferred payment plan, which allows students to pay for their per-semester costs via four monthly payments. Twenty-five percent of the total tuition, fees, and housing costs for the semester is due two weeks prior to the start of the semester. The remaining 75 percent is paid in three installments due Sept. 15, Oct. 15, and Nov. 15 for the fall semester and Feb. 15, March 15, and April 15 for the spring semester.
It is the student’s responsibility to make sure payments are remitted on time. If a payment is not made, a finance charge of one percent per month for the unpaid balance will be assessed, with a minimum charge of $15.
Tuition and fees are refunded on a prorated basis during regular fall and spring semesters if a student withdraws from STLCOP. Summer session tuition and fees are refunded on a prorated basis after the second day of the session. However, no refunds are granted after 60 percent of the regular semester or summer session has elapsed. Tuition refunds are based on the documented last date of attendance listed on the Student Withdrawal Form. Title IV Financial Aid refunds will also be calculated based upon the last date of attendance.
- Residence Hall contracts cover the entire academic year (both fall and spring semesters) and can be cancelled only in the event of enrollment termination or marriage. The procedure is as follows:
- Request for housing contract cancellation must be submitted in writing to the director of facilities operations.
- If contract cancellation is approved, a refund will be made on a prorated basis. No refunds are granted after 60 percent of the semester has elapsed.
- If payments are being made under the deferred payment plan and the refundable amount, based on the above schedule, is less than the unpaid balance, the difference is due to the College. The amount of the refund will be applied to any outstanding obligation due to the College before a refund check is authorized.
- Refunds for miscellaneous fees are processed as follows:
- STLCOP application fee and student activities fee are nonrefundable.
- All tuition, except for a deposit fee of $300, will be refunded if a written cancellation is received by the dean of arts and sciences between May 1 and the first day of classes. The dean must approve the withdrawal and refund request. (In the absence of this approval, the student will receive failing grades in all courses taken that semester.)
- Any appeal of the dean’s decision must be submitted in writing within 15 days of the dean's written notice to the student regarding approval or non-approval of the student's withdrawal request. Upon receiving a request, a hearing with the College's Executive Committee will be scheduled.
We’re Here to Help
If you have questions about payments, the deferred payment plan, or refunds, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at 314.367.8700 ext. 8328 (or toll-free at 800.2.STLCOP) or email Fenita Loving, coordinator of financial aid at Fenita.Loving@stlcop.edu.