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Schedule of student charges 2012-2013

The schedule of student charges is published as a supplement to the Augustana College Catalog.

College costs

The following costs are for the academic year 2012-13. There are three terms in the academic year. Costs for the full academic year (August-May) are three times the single-term charges.

Basic student charges

Tuition & fees* $11,538 $34,614
Standard room & board $2,928 $8,784

Total Comprehensive Fee $14,466 $43,398
Part-time or overload tuition per credit and/or private study per credit (including courses audited) $1,500 -----
When determining eligibility for assistance, allowances are made for the following expenses:
Books and supplies ----- $1,000
Personal expenses ----- $800
Travel expenses (depending on home city and state) ----- $400-800

Student Accident and Sickness Insurance is optional in most cases. The insurance is required for international students. If participating in intercollegiate athletics, students must purchase insurance or submit a signed waiver.

Tuition and fees

Basic student charges

* Full-time tuition for only one term in an academic year covers enrollment in 8 to 11 credits of instruction. Full-time tuition for two terms in one academic year covers enrollment in up to 22 credits, an average of 11 credits per term with at least eight credits per term (e.g., 10+12 will not result in an overload charge). Full-time tuition for the academic year covers enrollment in up to 33 credits with at least eight credits per term (e.g., 12+9+12 will not result in an overload charge). Refer to Payments.

Applied music fees for all students
First half-hour lesson each term (one credit): $227
Additional half-hour lesson each term (one credit): $143 
One credit: $227, two credits: $370 
Three credits: $513, four credits: $656
Chamber music fee: $50 each term of participation in chamber music courses.

Application fee
A student entering Augustana for the first time has a one-time non-refundable $35 application fee expense.

Optional accident and sickness insurance fee:
$303 per academic year which covers the cost of participation in the Student Accident and Sickness Insurance Plan.

Late registration fee
Students will not be allowed to enroll for the term after the sixth day of classes and will be asked to vacate campus housing and leave campus if they do not meet this deadline.  Students must also adhere to the published drop deadlines. In extenuating circumstances, students who are given special permission to register after published deadlines will be subject to an additional late fee of $250.   In addition, individual late add/drops approved after the published deadline are subject to a $50 late fee per section.

Instrument rental fee
A charge of $35 per term for the rental of college musical instruments.

Late payment fee
Charged to students who have not made payment to the Business Office by the first day of classes each term: $50

Special examination fee:
$215 per credit

Automobile registration fee (annual charge):
Each residence hall lot: $200
Commuter campus lots: $200
Term decals: $75

Transcripts may be obtained only by official request to the Office of the Registrar. This request must be made by the student through the on-line request process or by a form request mailed or faxed to the Office of the Registrar. Transcripts may be withheld if the individual has any outstanding financial obligation to the college. Federal law prevents honoring requests received by telephone, email or third parties.

Current students
Current students may print their own unofficial transcripts through the secure Web Advisor login for no fee. Official requests must be made using the transcript request form through the Web Advisor menu. Currently enrolled students may request up to five transcripts in a 5-day period with no fee. There is a $20 charge per transcript over five requests in this period. Please allow three to five business days for processing and up to two-three weeks during peak processing times (after final grades, graduation and January-February).

Rush orders
(or over-the-counter service)
Same-day processing requires a $20 fee per transcript. Please note all fees must be paid in advance through the requesting website or in person in the Office of the Registrar by cash or check. Augustana does not participate in overnight mail or delivery services for transcripts.

Unofficial transcripts
Currently enrolled Augustana students may print their own unofficial transcript from their secure Web Advisor login at no cost. Requests for processing unofficial transcripts are subject to the same fees, policies and procedures for official copies. Same-day processing service requires a $20 prepayment fee per transcript.

Obtaining your transcript by fax
Requests to have transcripts sent by fax are subject to the same fees, policies and procedures for official copies. Same-day faxing service requires a $20 pre-payment fee per transcript. Transcripts sent by fax are necessarily unofficial.
Requests should be addressed to the address below and require prepayment. Please do not send cash through the mail.
Office of the Registrar Augustana College
639-38th Street
Rock Island, IL 61201
Phone (309) 794-7211
FAX (309) 794-7544

Housing and meal plans in residence halls

All resident students are billed per term according to the following schedule:

  • Standard hall double/triple: $1,480
  • Deluxe room: $1,702
  • Standard hall single: $1,919
  • Standard TLA double/triple/quad: $1,979
  • Premium TLA: $2,051
  • Standard TLA single: $2,210
  • Deluxe TLA single: $2,333

For more detailed information, go to Residential Life webpage at

Room and common-area damage assessments: Charges for room damage will be billed after the check-out process is completed. This billing statement will include charges for damages sustained in common areas where perpetrators could not be identified after a staff investigation. These damages are equally divided among residents in the appropriate internal communities. In cases where vandals can be identified, bills will be issued directly to the responsible parties.

TLA (Transitional Living Areas) and apartment assignments are preferred housing and are available to upper-division students only; meal plans are optional.  

Meal Charges

All resident students are billed per term according to the following schedule:

  • Full Meal Plan: $1,448
  • Three-Fourths Meal Option*: $1,085
  • Full Plus Meal Option: $1,525

The à la carte basic board charge covers typical food needs for one term and is adequate for most students. Additional food credit may be purchased, if necessary. Any unused food credit is refunded.

* Available to juniors and seniors who reside in traditional residential housing.


Full-time students will be billed prior to the start of each term for tuition, fees, housing and meal plans. The college does not offer a deferred payment plan. There is a private monthly payment plan offered through Tuition Management Systems. The website is All payments must be received by the first day of the term or a $50 late payment fee will be assessed. Enrollment is not complete until these fees have been paid.

Overload charges will be assessed when the number of credits enrolled in exceeds the number covered by full-time tuition (33 credits per year; 11 per term if student is not enrolled for the entire year). Overload charges are billed during the spring term, or immediately if the student does not enroll in the subsequent term (or at the time the student graduates). Courses dropped with a "w" are included in the determination of overload charges. Applied music credits for which a fee is paid are not included in the determination of overload charges. They are counted, however, toward normal tuition charges and full-time credit loads.

A tuition deposit is required of all students new to the campus. Deadline for this deposit is May 1. The deposit is non-refundable.

Students new to the campus are affected by policies appearing in the Admission section of the Augustana College Catalog. All financial obligations to the college must be met and all borrowed college property must be returned before academic records (diplomas and transcripts of grades) will be released.

Augustana College is an equal opportunity employer and is in compliance with the requirements of Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. Augustana administers its educational programs in conformity with all applicable statutes concerning non-discrimination with regard to age, sex, race, color, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental handicap, military status, national origin or any other unlawful basis. Evidence of practices which are inconsistent with this policy should be reported to the Associate Dean of the College, 639 38th St., Founders Hall, Rock Island, Ill. 61201-2296; phone (309) 794-7328.