Jan 16, 2019  
2018-2019 General Catalog 
  
2018-2019 General Catalog

Financial Information



Student Financial Responsibility

When a student registers for any class at Bossier Parish Community College, the student is making a financial commitment to pay all tuition, fees, and other associated charges assessed as a result of the student’s enrollment and/or receipt of services. The student’s registration and acceptance of these terms constitutes a promissory note agreement in which Bossier Parish Community College is providing the student educational services, deferring some or all of the student’s payment obligation for those services, and the student promises to pay for all assessed tuition fees, and other associated costs by the published or assigned due date. Students are expected to meet their financial obligations in a timely manner and to understand that failure to do so will result in further action to collect the balance due.

It is the student’s responsibility to understand all college policies and procedures related to managing their registration and student account. If the student drops or withdraws from some or all of the classes for which he or she registers, the student is responsible for paying all or a portion of tuition and fees in accordance with the published tuition refund schedule. In addition, the student’s failure to attend class or receive a bill does not absolve the student of financial responsibility as described above.

Estimated Cost of Attendance

The annual estimated cost of attendance includes tuition/fees and allowances for books, supplies, room and board, transportation, and miscellaneous expenses.

This estimate is based on the Financial Aid Cost of Attendance budgets determined annually.

Full-time *Dependent Student (living with parents) Full-time *Independent Student (not living with parents)
Tuition/fees (in-state) $ 4,139   Tuition/fees (in-state) $ 4,139  
Room/Board $ 3,292   Room/Board $ 9,254  
Book/Supplies $ 1,300   Books/Supplies $ 1,300  
Transportation $ 1,916   Transportation $ 1,916  
Misc. Expenses $ 2,042   Misc. Expenses $ 2,042  

 
 
Total $12,681   Total $18,651  

* Are you an INDEPENDENT STUDENT? An Independent student will be able to state at least one of the following to be true. Please indicate below by checking which statement applies to you. PROOF MAY BE REQUESTED!

  • You were born before January 1, 1994.
  • You were married, as of the day you filed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • You have children for whom you will provide more than half of their support from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.
  • You have dependents (other than your children or spouse) who live with you and you provided more than half of their support and will continue to provide more than half of their support from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.
  • When you were 13 years or older you were: an orphan (both parents deceased), in foster care, or a ward/dependent of the court
  • You are a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces.
  • You are currently serving on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces for purposes other than training.
  • You are an emancipated minor as determined by a court in your state of legal residence.
  • You are in legal guardianship as determined by a court in your state of legal residence.
  • You are an unaccompanied homeless youth as determined by either: your high school or school district homeless liaison, the director of an emergency shelter program funded by HUD, or the director of a runaway or homeless youth basic center transitional living program.

If you are unable to state one of the above criteria to be true, you are considered a dependent student.

Tuition

Fees are assessed on all students who enroll at BPCC. The amount of fees, which is published each semester on the BPCC website, is determined in accordance with the residence status of the student and the number of semester hours (credit and audit) for which the student enrolls. Louisiana residents and audit students pay only the resident fee. The College reserves the right to change fees without prior notice.

Fall, Spring and Summer Tuition Schedules: Refer to the BPCC website for specific costs.
(www.bpcc.edu/registration/tuitionfees.html)

Costs include the student activities fee, building use fee, athletic fee, technology fee, operational fee, academic excellence fee, and enterprise resource planning fee which are explained in the following section. Tuition and fees are always subject to change.

Tuition-related Fees

Student Fees:

Athletic Fee $ 6.00 per semester hour with a maximum of $72.00
SGA Fee $ 2.50
Student Activities Fee $ 24.00
Student Activities/Athletic $ 1.75
Savoir Faire $ 1.50
Drama $ .25

These fees pay for various student activities sponsored by the College. The SGA Fee and Student Activities/Athletic fee support student life. The Savoir Faire fee is for the school literary magazine, and the Drama fee is for attendance at dramatic productions.

Student Fees are refundable up to the last day of refunds of 100%.

Mandatory Enrollment Fees:

Technology Fee: $5 per credit hour (maximum $60 charge). All students are required to pay the technology fee. The monies derived are used for the purpose of implementing, replacing, improving, and expanding technologies to benefit student life.

Academic Excellence Fee: $7 per credit hour (maximum $84 charge). All students are required to pay the academic excellence fee. The monies derived are used to promote academic excellence by enhancing instructional programs. This fee may be waived in cases of financial hardship.

Operational Fee: $3 per credit hour (maximum $36). All students are required to pay the operational fee. This fee covers operational expenses and may be waived in cases of financial hardship.

Building Use Fee: $4 per credit hour (maximum $48 charge). All students are required to pay the building use fee. The monies derived are used to maintain or improve facilities and infrastructure. This fee may be waived in cases of financial hardship.

Enterprise Resource Planning Fee: $5 per credit hour (maximum $60, except for online courses). All students are required to pay the enterprise resource planning fee. The monies derived are used by the LCTC System for implementing, replacing, improving, and expanding technologies to enhance system-wide communications.

Student Services Fee: $7 per credit hour (maximum $84, except for online courses). All students are required to pay the student services fee. This fee is authorized by the State Legislature for providing student services.

Excess Credit Hour Fee: $150.96 per credit hour which applies to students taking a course load of Lecture classes that exceeds 15 credit hours. The monies derived will be used to improve instructional programs for students.

Mandatory Enrollment Fees are refundable up to the last day for 100% refunds (with the exception of the Excess Credit Hour Fee which is refundable through the last day of refunds of 50%.)

(Hardship Fee waiver applications mentioned above may be obtained in the Financial Aid Office. Waiver eligibility must be verified by Financial Aid.)

Course/Program Fees:

Science, Allied Health, Nursing, Culinary Arts, Technical Education, Oil and Gas Technology, Advanced Welding, and Industrial Safety Lab Insurance: All students enrolled in a Science, Allied Health, Construction, Culinary Arts, Technical Education, Oil and Gas Production Technology, or Industrial Safety laboratory class or in the clinical or externship component of a program at BPCC are required to purchase accident insurance at registration. Also, certain course fees which may vary by semester are charged for students who participate in specific classes in the aforementioned disciplines.

Laboratory Fees: Various fees designated for the purchase of laboratory supplies are associated with specific courses.

Clinical Fees: Clinical level Nursing and Allied Health Programs require payment of program specific clinical fees.

Audit Fees and Tuition: A student auditing one or more classes must follow all regular admission and registration procedures, pay all fees, and attend class regularly.

Communication Media Late Fee: A charge of $5 per day will be assessed as a late return fee for Communication Media equipment.

Vehicle Registration Fee: Vehicle registration fees will be charged as follows for each semester a student attends Bossier Parish Community College: Summer Semester-$25.00, Fall Semester-$50.00, Spring Semester $50.00.

The Lab Insurance Fee is refundable up to the last date for 100% refunds.

Books/Bookstore

Students assume full and final responsibility for purchase of all books from the College bookstore.
(www.bpcc.edu/bookstore)

Payment of Tuition and Fees

Any student registering for classes may not have an outstanding balance due BPCC from a prior semester.

Students may pay tuition and fees by e-check, credit or debit card (MasterCard/Visa/Discover/American Express) via the Internet: (www.bpcc.edu/lola/login). Please note that debit/credit card payments cannot be accepted at the Business Office payment windows or by telephone. Also, any debit/credit card payment will incur a convenience fee equal to 2.75% of the total payment. Electronic check payments do not incur additional fees. The College continues to accept cash, personal and cashier’s checks, and money orders at the Business Office in Building F, first floor.

Purge Process:

Each semester, the day prior to general registration, a purge process is followed by the College whereby students who have registered for classes and have a balance due, are not under a payment plan or have not completed their Financial Aid paperwork prior to this date will have their classes removed.

Students who have registered for classes and no longer wish to attend, must officially drop any classes which they are registered or they will incur charges.

No Show

Students must begin attendance in their classes at the official start date of each Session. Students who do not officially withdraw or resign in accordance with the published start date of the Class Session will be considered as a “No Show.” Students who are considered a “No Show” will be responsible for 100% of tuition and fees for each course reported as “No Show”.

Balance Due Notification

Paper bills are not mailed. All tuition and fees are payable in U.S. dollars according to the established due dates. Students are responsible for accessing their LOLA account to view their account balance. The College holds students accountable for current due balances; therefore, students should check their LOLA account regularly.

Returned Checks

The charge for each returned check is $25. If the check is written payable to BPCC by a student or on his behalf and is returned to the College, that student will forfeit all check writing privileges with BPCC in the future. Payment by cash, cashier’s check, money order, or credit card will be required.

Putting a stop payment on a check will not constitute an official resignation from the College.

Deferred Payment Plan

Deferred Payment Plans are available. The student may choose the BPCC Payment Plan offered by the Business Office. This plan may be obtained by contacting the Business Office in person, or by accessing the payment plan options online at www.bpcc.edu/payment.

Also, the CashNET Automatic Draft plan is available and may be accessed online via LOLA. For further information, please contact the Business Office.

Refunds

Policy Statement

The College provides refunds to students who are enrolled at Bossier Parish Community College and who are resigning from all classes or dropping a course (changing from one course load to another).

Refunds of 100%, 75%, or 50% are given for drops and/or resignations according to the schedule listed in the current academic bulletin.

Tuition and applicable fees are refunded according to the following schedule:

Fall 2018

  From To     From To
Session A Session G
100% 4/17/2018 8/15/2018 100% 4/17/2018 11/3/2018
75% 8/16/2018 8/22/2018 75% 11/4/2018 11/6/2018
50% 8/23/2018 8/25/2018 50% 11/7/2018 11/9/2018
Session B Session J
100% 4/17/2018 8/11/2018 100% 4/17/2018 8/15/2018
75% 8/12/2018 8/14/2018 75% 9/2/2018 9/4/2018
50% 8/15/2018 8/17/2018 50% 9/5/2018 9/7/2018
Session C BPCC at NSU Session A
100% 4/17/2018 10/6/2018 100% 4/17/2018 8/15/2018
75% 10/7/2018 10/9/2018 75% 8/16/2018 8/22/2018
50% 10/10/2018 10/12/2018 50% 8/23/2018 8/25/2018
Session D BPCC at NSU Session B
100% 4/17/2018 8/11/2018 100% 4/17/2018 8/11/2018
75% 8/12/2018 8/14/2018 75% 8/12/2018 8/14/2018
50% 8/15/2018 8/17/2018 50% 8/15/2018 8/17/2018
Session E BPCC at NSU Session C
100% 4/17/2018 10/6/2018 100% 4/17/2018 10/6/2018
75% 9/9/2018 9/11/2018 75% 10/7/2018 10/9/2018
50% 9/12/2018 9/14/2018 50% 10/10/2018 10/12/2018
Session F
100% 4/17/2018 10/6/2018
75% 10/7/2018 10/9/2018
50% 10/10/2018 10/12/2018

Winter 2018

  From To
100% 12/11/2018 12/13/2018
75% 12/14/2018 12/16/2018
50% 12/17/2018 12/18/2018

 

Spring 2019

  From To     From To
Session A Session G
100% 11/7/2018 1/16/2019 100% 11/7/2018 4/12/2019
75% 1/17/2019 1/23/2019 75% 4/13/2019 4/15/2019
50% 1/24/2019 1/26/2019 50% 4/16/2019 4/18/2019
Session B Session J
100% 11/7/2018 1/12/2019 100% 11/7/2018 1/31/2019
75% 1/13/2019 1/15/2019 75% 2/1/2019 2/3/2019
50% 1/16/2019 1/18/2019 50% 2/4/2019 2/6/2019
Session C BPCC at NSU Session A
100% 11/7/2018 3/9/2019 100% 11/7/2018 1/16/2019
75% 3/10/2019 3/12/2019 75% 1/17/2019 1/23/2019
50% 3/13/2019 3/15/2019 50% 1/24/2019 1/26/2019
Session D BPCC at NSU Session B
100% 11/7/2018 1/12/2019 100% 11/7/2018 1/12/2019
75% 1/13/2019 1/15/2019 75% 1/13/2019 1/15/2019
50% 1/16/2019 1/18/2019 50% 1/16/2019 1/18/2019
Session E BPCC at NSU Session C
100% 11/7/2018 2/10/2019 100% 11/7/2018 3/9/2019
75% 2/11/2019 2/13/2019 75% 3/10/2019 3/12/2019
50% 2/14/2019 2/16/2019 50% 3/13/2019 3/15/2019
Session F
100% 11/7/2018 3/9/2019
75% 3/10/2019 3/12/2019
50% 3/13/2019 3/15/2019

Bankmobile Refund Service

Bossier Parish Community College issues refunds through the use of the BankMobile Refund Service. The BankMobile Refund Service gives the students options for selecting how they would like to receive their refund. The following information will help explain the BankMobile Refund Service and how is works for the student.

Look for your Refund Selection Kit in the bright green envelope with the BankMobile logo. The refund selection kit will be mailed to the student at the address on record in the Admissions Office. If the address has changed, the student will need to notify the Admissions office and submit a change of address as soon as possible. The Refund Selection Kit is ordered once a student has completed registration at Bossier Parish Community College.

Once the student receives the Refund Selection Kit, the student will perform the following steps to select the desired preference:

Visit www.refundselection.com and enter the “Personal Code” that is included with the mailer in the envelope.

Enter the requested information including your student number which is 7 digits and if the student number contains an “L” the “L” must be capitalized for you to proceed in the process. The student’s choices are:

Electronic Deposit to Another Account

Money is transferred to another account the same business day BankMobile receives funds from your school. Typically, it takes 1 - 2 business days for the receiving bank to credit the money to your account.

Electronic Deposit to a BankMobile Vibe Account

If you open a BankMobile Vibe account (upon identity verification), money is deposited the same business day BankMobile receives funds from your school.

Should a student choose the BankMobileVibe Debit Card refund preference, they will receive the debit card in approximately seven business days. While the student waits to receive the actual debit card, the student will have access to “Virtual” debit card which can be used for online purchases for up to seven days.

Should a student not receive the BankMobile Refund Selection Kit, the student may contact the Business Office and individuals in the office will be able to provide the student with an “Instant Personal Code” which will be active for twenty four hours letting the student select their refund preference.

General Financial Information

  1. 100% refund of tuition and fees will be made by BPCC when a class does not make or when College error is involved in scheduling.
  2. No refunds are made in cash, even though a student paid in cash.
  3. No refunds are made during registration. Please note that refunds for students who have made partial payments or paid in full during the enrollment period may take up to six weeks or longer depending upon the payment date for processing.
  4. If a student resigns before financial aid can be processed, the student is responsible for his/her account balance even if the student received a financial aid deferment. A financial aid deferment is null and void if a student resigns.
  5. Refunds for students receiving financial aid may be applied first to the Title IV federal aid program(s) overpayment(s), then to any institutional programs or balance owed the College before being paid to the students.
  6. Students who do not pay their outstanding debts to BPCC by the end of the semester in which the debts were incurred may have their accounts assigned to the Attorney General’s Office for collection. Students will be liable for all charges assessed by the Attorney General’s Office.