Sep 21, 2021  
2021-2022 General Catalog 
    
2021-2022 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.

Bossier Parish Community College complies with the requirements as part of the Veterans Benefits and Transition Act of 2018, Section 3679 of Title 38, United States Code. BPCC will allow a student using Chapter 33 or Chapter 31 of the GI Bill to attend classes until VA provides payment to the institution.  BPCC will not impose a penalty or require the beneficiary to borrow additional funds to cover tuition and fees due to late payments from the VA. This does not include balances owed once payment is received from the VA. The individual will provide proof of entitlement to the institution with a “statement of benefits” or “certificate of eligibility” from the Department of Veterans Affairs stating coverage for the period in which the student is enrolled.

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)

Tuition/fees (in-state) $ 4,283
Room/Board $ 3,531
Book/Supplies $ 1,300
Transportation $ 3,000
Misc. Expenses $ 2,190
Total $14,304

Full-time *Independent Student (not living with parents)

Tuition/fees (in-state) $ 4,283
Room/Board $ 9,932
Book/Supplies $ 1,300
Transportation $ 3,000
Misc. Expenses $ 2,190
Total $ 20,705

* 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, 1998.
  • 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, 2021 through June 30, 2022.
  • 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, 2021 through June 30, 2022.
  • 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 number of semester hours (credit and audit) for which the student enrolls. 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.
(https://www.bpcc.edu/finance/tuitionfees Will open new browser window or tab)

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.

Note: Section 702 of the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 (“Choice Act”), requires VA to disapprove programs of education for payment of benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill and Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty at public institutions of higher learning if the schools charge qualifying Veterans and dependents tuition and fees in excess of the rate for resident students. Beginning Aug. 1, 2021, public schools will be required to charge all GI Bill recipients the in-state tuition rate for classes. This change will remove the current restriction that requires schools to charge in-state tuition only for GI Bill recipients within three years of their discharge date.

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. (https://www.bkstr.com/bossierparishccstore/home  Will open new browser window or tab)

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: (https://www.bpcc.edu/computer-services/student-login-information Will open new browser window or tab). 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.

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 have 100% of the tuition and fees removed from their student account and for each course, the student will be reported as “No Show” in that class.

Return of VA Funds

The Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020 (Public Law 116-315) provides for the improvement and/or expansion of various GI Bill® programs.  The new law requires schools and training providers to be financially responsible, instead of the student, for benefits paid directly to an educational institution. This applies to tuition and fee payments and Yellow Ribbon program payments under the Post-9/11 GI Bill (including under the Edith Nourse Rogers STEM Scholarship), and to advance payment of benefits under the various GI Bill programs.

Effective August 1, 2021, VA payment systems for the Post-9/11 GI Bill will establish debts against the school for all withdrawals. The College will be required to remit payment to the VA for the tuition and fees on behalf of the withdrawn course. The return of funds to the VA by the school may create a debt owed by the student to the school.

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 https://www.bpcc.edu/finance/tuition-payment-plan-options Will open new browser window or tab.

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:

 

Maymester 2021

Maymester 2020 From To
100% 11/11/2020 5/20/2021
75% 5/21/2021 5/23/2021
50% 5/24/2021 5/26/2021

Summer 2021

Session A From To
100% 11/11/2020 6/4/2021
75% 6/5/2021 6/7/2021
50% 6/8/2021 6/10/2021
Session B From To
100% 11/11/2020 6/4/2021
75% 6/5/2021 6/7/2021
50% 6/8/2021 6/10/2021
Session C From To
100% 11/11/2020 7/1/2021
75% 7/2/2021 7/4/2021
50% 7/5/2021 7/7/2021
BPCC @ NSU Session B From To
100% 11/11/2020 6/3/2021
75% 6/4/2021 6/6/2021
50% 6/7/2021 6/9/2021
BPCC @ NSU Session C From To
100% 11/11/2020 6/30/2021
75% 7/1/2021 7/3/2021
50% 7/4/2021 7/6/2021

Fall 2021

Session A From To
100% 4/14/2021 8/25/2021
75% 8/26/2021 9/1/2021
50% 9/2/2021 9/4/2021
Session B From To
100% 4/14/2021 8/21/2021
75% 8/22/2021 8/24/2021
50% 8/25/2021 8/27/2021
Session C From To
100% 4/14/2021 10/16/2021
75% 10/17/2021 10/19/2021
50% 10/20/2021 10/22/2021
Session D From To
100% 4/14/2021 8/21/2021
75% 8/22/2021 8/24/2021
50% 8/25/2021 8/27/2021
Session E From To
100% 4/14/2021 9/19/2021
75% 9/20/2021 9/22/2021
50% 9/23/2021 9/25/2021
Session F From To
100% 4/14/2021 10/16/2021
75% 10/17/2021 10/19/2021
50% 10/20/2021 10/22/2021
Session G From To
100% 4/14/2021 11/13/2021
75% 11/14/2021 11/16/2021
50% 11/17/2021 11/19/2021
Session J From To
100% 4/14/2021 9/10/2021
75% 9/11/2021 9/13/2021
50% 9/14/2021 9/16/2021
BPCC @ NSU Session A From To
100% 4/14/2021 8/25/2021
75% 8/26/2021 9/1/2021
50% 9/2/2021 9/4/2021
BPCC @ NSU Session B From To
100% 4/14/2021 8/21/2021
75% 8/22/2021 8/24/2021
50% 8/25/2021 8/27/2021
BPCC @ NSU Session C From To
100% 4/14/2021 10/16/2021
75% 10/17/2021 10/19/2021
50% 10/20/2021 10/22/2021

Winter 2021

Winter 2021 From To
100% TBA 12/23/2021
75% 12/24/2021 12/26/2021
50% 12/27/2021 12/29/2021

 

Spring 2022

Session A From To
100% TBA 1/19/2022
75% 1/20/2022 1/26/2022
50% 1/27/2022 1/29/2022
Session B From To
100% TBA 1/15/2022
75% 1/16/2022 1/18/2022
50% 1/19/2022 1/21/2022
Session C From To
100% TBA 3/18/2022
75% 3/19/2022 3/21/2022
50% 3/22/2022 3/24/2022
Session D From To
100% TBA 1/15/2022
75% 1/16/2022 1/18/2022
50% 1/19/2022 1/21/2022
Session E From To
100% TBA 2/12/2022
75% 2/13/2022 2/15/2022
50% 2/16/2022 2/18/2022
Session F From To
100% TBA 3/18/2022
75% 3/19/2022 3/21/2022
50% 3/22/2022 3/24/2022
Session G From To
100% TBA 4/16/2022
75% 4/17/2022 4/19/2022
50% 4/20/2022 4/22/2022
Session J From To
100% TBA 2/5/2022
75% 2/6/2022 2/8/2022
50% 2/9/2022 2/11/2022
BPCC @ NSU Session A From To
100% TBA 1/19/2022
75% 1/20/2022 1/26/2022
50% 1/27/2022 1/29/2022
BPCC @ NSU Session B From To
100% TBA 1/15/2022
75% 1/16/2022 1/18/2022
50% 1/19/2022 1/21/2022
BPCC @ NSU Session C From To
100% TBA 3/18/2022
75% 3/19/2022 3/21/2022
50% 3/22/2022 3/24/2022

 

Bankmobile

Bossier Parish Community College issues refunds through the use of BankMobile. BankMobile gives the students options for selecting how they would like to receive their refund. For more information about BankMobile, visit this link: https://bankmobiledisbursements.com/refundchoicessso/ Will open new browser window or tab

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.