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Bursar: Mandatory Fees and Other Charges

Expenses are in the form of in-state tuition, out-of-state tuition, student services and other special fees. Fees of all students are due and payable at time of registration; registration is not complete until all fees have been paid. Fees are not deferred. Students may establish a payment plan with Nelnet Business Solutions(NBS). For more information, visit how fees are set.

Mandatory Fees

Mandatory Fees

Fees will be charged regardless of the length of the class. All fees are non-refundable unless stated otherwise in the academic catalog.

Type of Fee Amount

Student Activity Fee

The student activity fee is used to fund various organizations benefiting students, such as Student Life, The Inkwell, and student‐run organizations. The student activity fee is administered through the Student Government Association.

Athletic Fee

In April the Board of Regents approved all athletic fees for University System of Georgia institutions for the 2017-18 academic year. The athletic fee at Armstrong will support student access to all Georgia Southern athletic events as well as transportation from the Armstrong campus to major Georgia Southern athletic events in Statesboro. The fee will support enhancements to the Recreation and Club sports, athletic facilities and the master plan for all athletic facilities at Armstrong. The fee also supports the Armstrong student-athletes who remain on a University grant and athletics staff who will remain at Armstrong through December 2017. Any additional expenditures for Recreation and Club sports, Armstrong campus athletic facilities or related expenses will first be proposed to the Armstrong student fee committee for advice and feedback in accordance with the normal processes governing the budgeting of mandatory student fees.  Fall 2017 Athletic fee information can be found on our consolidation website

Recreation Center Fee

This fee helps cover the debt service payments on the Student Recreation Center. This fee is set for the full term of the bonds that finances this facility. The Student Activity Fee also provides funding for operation of the Center.

Technology Fee

The Technology Fee is intended to enhance the technology available for the education of Armstrong students. It is used to fund the refurbishment of existing technology based equipment and to fund innovative projects for the use of technology in education. Colleges, schools, groups of faculty, students and staff may request funds. The Technology Fee Committee, which includes faculty and students, makes recommendations for the distribution of funds to the Chief Information Officer who, in turn, allocates the funds. Online and 62+ students are not exempted from this fee. 

Student Health Fee

The student health fee covers unlimited visits to the clinic, some laboratory testing, psychiatry assessment and limited psychiatrist visits per semester, and consultations with health educators. Other services are significantly discounted. A supplemental health insurance plan, which covers referrals, hospitalizations and other costs, is available for all students.

Institutional Fee

This is a general purpose fee charged USG "teaching" institutions.  This fee was established in 2009 (BOR Minutes, June 2009) to ensure continued academic excellence during times of reduction in State funding. Students registered in 4 credit hours or less pay $125.00. Students who are designated Active Duty Military do not pay this fee.

Student Success Center fee

This is a facility fee used to fund the cost of operations and service capital lease payments on the Student Union.

Student ID Fee

The Pirate Card is the official Armstrong identification card for students. It is a student’s ticket for student athletic events, access to various facilities such as housing and the recreation center, access to meal plans, and a valuable tool for storing funds so cash is not needed to purchase campus wide services.
Other Charges

Other Charges

Admission Application Fee

  • Undergraduate Application Fee: $30
  • Graduate Application Fee: $30

The application fee must accompany initial application. Acceptance of the application fee does not constitute acceptance of the student to the university.​ 

Housing Application Fee

This $100 housing application fee is a one-time non-refundable fee that goes toward the Residence Life program. 

Housing Charge

Housing charges are based on your specific room assignment, per term. Explore our choices and rates for each one of our unique residential options on Housing & Residence Life's website.  

Meal Plans

For meal plan options, please visit Dining Services website.  The residential meal plan is associated with your Housing Contract and is billed each term you reside on campus. Choose your plan through your Housing Application. If it is not utilized during the term, the student still owes the amount due. Plans are activated upon payment and can not be paid via Financial Aid disbursement. Cash/Check/Money Order/all major credit cards accepted.

Residential Life Fee

Activities sponsored by the Office of Housing & Residence Life: $20.

Parking Decal

  • Commuter Decal: $50 (Valid August 1 through July 31, upon registration)
  • Commuter Multiple Vehicle Pass: $75
  • Residential Decals: Included in residents's cost of housing- limited to Housing parking lots only.
  • Universal Decal: Commuter- $75/ Residential- $25

Students may only use financial aid to pay for parking decals through Add/Drop. 

Late Registration Fee

A $ 54 late registration fee is charged to all students who do not complete registration by the close of business during the regular registration period. Registration is completed by registering for class(es) and paying all fees due on your student account. Students who have completed registration during the regular registration period and subsequently add classes during late registration will not be charged a late registration fee. Students having checks for tuition returned for non-payment are charged the late registration fee. If a student receives financial aid, they must pay the balance of what they owe after the deducting of any amount of financial aid.  This includes students who receive the Hope Scholarship.

Graduation Fee

A $63 Graduation Fee is payable, by each candidate for graduation, when the graduation application is submitted (two semesters prior to graduation).  If the candidate is receiving a second degree at the same graduation ceremonies, an additional $10 is due.  The full $63 is charged for the first degree awarded at a subsequent graduation ceremony. A fee of $25 is charged for a replacement diploma. Online and 62+ students are not exempted from this fee. 

Exit Fee

  • Mathematics:$30
  • CJSPS: $27
Lab/Other Fees

Lab/Other Fees

Students enrolled in certain courses are required to pay an additional fee. The following lists those departmental charges. Please consult individual departments as to which courses their fees apply. Students in multiple courses with fees will be charged for each course.

  • Art: $12/$15/$20/$25/$30/$35/$45/$60/$70
  • Biology: $40
  • Chemistry: $25, $40
  • Communication Sciences and Disorders: $75/$100
  • Computer Science: $30
  • Economics: $20
  • Educational Technology: $15 (N/A for 2015-2016)
  • Engineering: $50
  • English Communications: $10
  • Health Science: $10/$20/$25/$30
  • Information Technology: $30
  • Intramural Forfeit: $25
  • Language: $10
  • Math I,II: $5/$10
  • Math for Educators: $15
  • Medical Laboratory Science: $50
  • Music: $10
  • Nursing: $35
  • Nursing Lecture ATI: $45
  • Official Transcript: $5
  • Outside P.E.: $40
  • P.E.. Red Cross Certification: $10
  • P.E.. Golf: $40
  • Physics: $40
  • Physical Therapy Anatomy: $75
  • Physical Therapy: $25
  • Psychology Lab: $25
  • Radiologic Science: $20/$25/$30/$35
  • Radiologic Senior Seminar: $50
  • Replacement Diploma: $25
  • Respiratory Therapy: $50
  • Respiratory SAE Test: $125
  • Scuba Diving: $245
  • Theater Video Production: $15

Music Fees

Applied music courses consist of one 25-minute private lesson per week (Music 1300) or a 50-minute private lesson per week (Music 1400, 2400, 3400, 4400). A special fee of $52 is charged for 25-minute lessons and $104 for 50-minute lessons.

Health Professions

Reserves a seat in appropriate health program, payable upon application to program. 

  • Medical Laboratory Science: $ 50
  • Radiologic Sciences: $ 100
  • Nursing: $175
  • Physical Therapy: $250

Teacher Education Practicum

  • Teacher Practicum: $625 (to be assessed with tuition)
  • Pre-intern Practicum: $75