The registration of a student assumes a definite obligation between the student and VIU. It is an agreement by the student to fulfill all financial obligations stated in this catalog. Unpaid student accounts may delay or postpone graduation, the issuance of course credit, transcripts, and the student will not be permitted to take the final examination of any courses taken during the term unless arrangements are made with the business manager.
|Undergraduate Credit||$235 per semester credit hour|
|Graduate Credit (non-archaeology)||$330 per semester credit hour|
|MA in Archaeology Graduate tuition||$490 per semester credit hour*|
|Graduate Certificate Credit||$330 per semester credit hour|
|Doctor of Ministry Credit||$425 per semester credit hour|
|Doctor of Philosophy (Philosophy of Religion) Credit||$425 per semester credit hour|
|Doctor of Philosophy (Archaeology) Credit||$777 per semester credit hour*|
|Audit||$280 per course|
|Research Methods/Tech Skills Course||$50 per course|
|Personal Enrichment (DVD set)||$325 per course|
|Personal Enrichment (Residential)||$225 per course|
|Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)||$75 fee per course|
|*Archaeology Program Full Payment Discount: In order to reduce archaeology program costs, there is a 50% tuition discount for MA/PhD in Archaeology students who pay their full program tuition prior to beginning their program by January 1, 2023. After this time, the full program payment discount will be 30%. Existing archaeology program students (who are currently in the program) may take advantage of the 50% discount at the former tuition rate ($330 per unit/Grad and $525 per unit/PhD) if the remainder of their program tuition is paid in full by August 29, 2022.|
|Course Registration Fee||$30|
|Arranged Course Fee||$100|
|Arranged Custom Start Date Fee||$75|
|Administrative Fee (once per year)||$75|
|Incomplete Grade Request (Extension)||$50|
|Comprehensive Exam Fee||$100|
|Graduation Fee (Postgraduate Commencement Only)||$250|
*For other fees see Academic Catalog
The following refund policy is for those who officially drop courses. Failure to attend class does not constitute a withdrawal from a course. Courses are officially dropped when the student completes an Add/Drop form and is signed by the instructor and submitted to the Registrar’s office. Please allow up to two weeks for the refund to be processed. There are no refunds of course fees. VIU does not charge a fee to process a refund.
|Module Tuition Refund Schedule|
|Courses dropped by the end of the first class session—100% refund|
|Courses dropped by the end of the second class session—50% refund|
|Courses dropped after the second class session—no refund|
|Semester Resident Tuition Refund Schedule|
|Courses dropped by the end of the second week—100% refund|
|Courses dropped before the end of the fourth week—50% refund|
|Courses dropped after the end of the fourth week—no refund|
|Distance Learning Refund Schedule|
|Courses dropped by the end of the first week—100% refund|
|Courses dropped by the end of the second week—50% refund|
|Courses dropped after the second week will not receive a refund.|
|*There is no refund for Arranged Courses.|
Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF)
Students must pay the state-imposed assessment for the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) if all of the following applies to you:
- You are a student in an educational program, who is a California resident, or are enrolled in a residency program, and prepay all or part of your tuition either by cash, guaranteed student loans, or personal loans, and…
- Your total charges are not paid by any third-party payer such as an employer, government program or other payer unless you have a separate agreement to repay the third party. You are not eligible for protection from the STRF and you are not required to pay the STRF assessment, if either of the following applies:
- You are not a California resident, or are not enrolled in a residency program, or,
- Your total charges are paid by a third party, such as an employer, government program or other payer, and you have no separate agreement to repay the third party.
The State of California created the Student Tuition Recovery Fund (STRF) to relieve or mitigate economic losses suffered by students in educational programs who are California residents, or are enrolled in a residency programs attending certain schools regulated by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary and Vocational Education. You may be eligible for STRF if you are a California resident or are enrolled in a residency program, prepaid tuition, paid the STRF assessment, and suffered an economic loss as a result of any of the following:
- The school closed before the course of instruction was completed.
- The school’s failure to pay refunds or charges on behalf of a student to a third party for license fees or any other purpose, or to provide equipment or materials for which a charge was collected within 180 days before the closure of the school. The school’s failure to pay or reimburse loan proceeds under a federally guaranteed student loan program as required by law or to pay or reimburse proceeds received by the school prior to closure in excess of tuition and other costs.
- There was a material failure to comply with the Act or this Division within 30 days before the school closed or, if the material failure began earlier than 30 days prior to closure, the period determined by the Bureau.
- An inability after diligent efforts to prosecute, prove, and collect on a judgment against the institution for a violation of the Act.