All charges for tuition and fees are due 30 days prior to the first day of the academic term.
Students unable to pay the full amount by these dates may utilize a tution payment plan offered through the University if eligible. More detailed information about this payment method is available at the Payment Options Web page.
Students whose accounts are not paid in full or who are not enrolled in one of our payment options may be restricted from attending class, and will not be allowed to register for the following academic term. Delinquent accounts will be assessed late fees, amounting to one and one-half percent interest on the balance at the end of each month.
All outstanding amounts resulting from nonpayment of tuition and fees are the responsibility of the student. Any student who is negligent in making adequate and timely arrangements to pay his or her account, or in completing arrangements for his or her financial aid, may be subject to immediate dismissal. Withdrawal from the University, officially or unofficially, will not cancel any financial obligation already incurred.
Missional University (MU) retains all legal remedies to collect unpaid tuition, fees, and other amounts due to the University. MU uses a variety of methods to keep students informed of amounts due the University, including financial web sites, statements, and various forms of correspondence. It is the student’s responsibility to remain aware of obligations to the University and to make payment in a timely basis.
If MU is unable to collect amounts due the University within a reasonable time, the debt may be referred to an outside collection agency and/or attorney for collection. You agree to reimburse us the fees of any collection agency, which will be based on a percentage at a maximum of 33% of the debt, and all costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees we incur in such collection efforts. Your application and registration to MU includes your consent and approval of use of the personal information you provide to MU for the purpose of collecting any debt incurred while at MU. This includes the consent to contact you on your cellular phone, either manually or by automated dialing or by text messaging, by MU or by an agency hired by CCU to collect on the debt.
Failure to pay all amounts due MU, including collection fees, may also result in various actions, including but not limited to withholding services and restricting the student’s ability to register for class, participate in graduation, receive a transcript or diploma, or be considered for readmission to the University. The University also reserves the right to report both positive and negative payment histories to credit-reporting agencies. This agreement entered into with MU is to be enforced in accordance with South Carolina state statutes.
MU correspondence to students is primarily through email. Students are responsible to keep their email contact information up-to-date and to check their email regularly for information regarding their MU account. Information regarding students’ current account balance is always accessible through their Self-Service online account, and student account payments can be made online through Self-Service.
To cover the extra costs incurred, special fees are required of students participating in certain courses, events, and programs. See our website for Tuition and Fees information. Fees are not refunded.
The Matriculation Fee is a one time fee charged to all newly admitted, degree seeking students to cover the costs associated with admissions, web, and other services associated with the enrollment of new and transfer students. The current matriculation fee is $300.
Students contemplating complete withdrawal from the University should first contact their Academic Advisor to complete the appropriate paperwork. Refunds on tuition will be made according to the following schedule:
Withdraw by 5:00 p.m. the Friday of the 1st week of class: Refund = 100%
Withdraw by 5:00 p.m. the Friday of the 2nd week of class: Refund = 50%
Withdraw any time after 5:00 p.m. the Friday of the 2nd week of class: Refund = 0%
For these figures, weeks are calculated from the start date of the course. Fees are not refunded. If a withdrawing student has any outstanding obligations to the University, any approved refund will be applied to the outstanding obligation and the student will be liable for any unpaid balance. Please note that classes are not considered “dropped” until the appropriate paperwork is filed with the Registrar's office and processing is completed. This paperwork must be completed by the above deadlines to be considered for a refund.
Missional University does not participate in US federal student aid (FAFSA) in order to maintain religious separation from governmental affairs. However, financial assistance for students is available in a variety of forms to include loans, grants, scholarships and other payment options.
The University funds a variety of grants and scholarships for qualifying students.
To qualify for institutional aid, a student must meet the following requirements:
For detailed information regarding MU’s institutional grants and scholarships, contact the Admissions office. To maintain financial aid eligibility, students must be enrolled in coursework that satisfies the degree requirements for an eligible program of study.
The Sponsorship Program at Missional University is designed to support students as they train for missional work in their communities and around the globe without adding educational debt. The program provides training in micro-fundraising and biblical stewardship, as well as providing a 50% tuition Scholarship that is renewable each year. For further information see the website.
Apply for admission. Entering students cannot be candidates for financial aid until they have been admitted.
Students may receive requests for additional information or documentation. To help expedite the application, students should promptly submit the requested information.
A graduate student must provide proof of undergraduate degree completion before financial aid can be disbursed.
Applications for financial aid should be submitted by one month before the start of the academic term for priority awarding. Applications completed less than 30 days prior to the start of the academic term are considered only if funds are still available. Students are notified as awards are made.