Jun 19, 2024  
2021-2023 University Catalog 
2021-2023 University Catalog

Business and Finance Information


Tuition and Fees


Estimated Undergraduate Tuition & Fees Schedule

  • Tuition (full-time): $5,484/semester
  • Mandatory Fees: $2,964/semester
  • Tuition and Fees**: $8,448/semester
  • Room and Board: $5,158.02/semester
  • Total: $13,606.02/semester

Scholarship, Grants, Work Study and University Work Aid


The Financial Aid Office must receive written notification of all outside scholarships, grants and loans before registration.      Scholarships, grants and loan checks must be forwarded directly to the Financial Aid Office for delivery to the Business and Finance Office prior to registration.  Federal Work-Study and University Work-Aid provide part-time employment to eligible students. These programs are considered self-help and compensation is earned when the student performs the work. The University must pay the student compensation for work the performed.

If the University obtains written authorization, the University can pay the student compensation by crediting the student’s account to satisfy current award year charges. AT4 Authorization must be completed giving the University Authorization to apply these funds to the account.

Students receiving outside employer tuition assistance benefits are expected to meet his/her financial obligations at the time of registration.

Eligible dependent students and/or spouses receiving Saint Augustine’s University tuition remission must submit the Tuition Remission Form for approval before registration. Faculty and Staff requesting to attend classes must submit the Request to Attend Class Form for approval before registration.

  • All individual expenses incurred by the student in an emergency or otherwise will be billed to the student’s account and must be paid immediately.
  • Students are encouraged to obtain adequate insurance coverage for loss or damage to personal property.
  • Students officially withdrawn, suspended or expelled are subject to Title IV and other refund policies. Failure to initiate or complete the proper forms at the time of withdrawal, suspension, or expulsion will affect the date of withdrawal.
  • Students who fail to register during the pre-registration period must pay a late registration fee. A late registration fee is also charged when financial clearance for registration is received after the close of the regular registration period.
  • A student’s room assignment is cancelled if the housing deposit payment is returned for insufficient funds or otherwise. A new Housing Application and deposit will be required.

All charges are subject to verification and correction.

All rates and fees are subject to change.

Veterans Education Benefits

For VA Education Benefits students, semester tuition and fee payments are due at Registration as follows:

Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 30, Chapter 1606) - 100% payment

Survivors and Dependents Assistance: DEA (Chapter 35) - 100% payment

Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33):

  • Length of Service Percentage < 100%:  Non-supported portion of tuition and fees are due at Registration
  • Length of Service Percentage =100%:  No tuition and fee payment is required at Registration

Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment: VR&E (Chapter 31) -No tuition and fee payment is required at Registration.

Learn more about Veterans Education Benefits → www.st-aug.edu/veterans-education-benefits/

Refund and Withdrawal Policies

The Business Office is responsible for preparing a return to lender calculation worksheet provided by the Department of Education when a student withdraws before completing more than 60% of the payment period for the semester. Upon completion of the worksheet, it may be determined that the student is subject to an adjustment in all educational charges assessed for the semester which may result in a balance on the student’s account.

The refund deadline for each semester is publicized through the University website. The refund deadline is subject to change due to federal regulations and/or changes in the University policy.

Any student who drops a course(s) after the last day of the add/drop period may/may not be subject to a refund of assessed charges.

Room and Board charges, once incurred, are not refundable after the add and drop period. 

Title IV Credit Balance Refund Policy

Funds generally are not applied to a student’s account until the financial enrollment process has been finalized for the semester. This usually occurs after the add/drop period. It is recommended that students who are eligible for a refund secure alternative resources until disbursement of all pending financial aid funds have been credited and refunds have been processed.

Loan funds for first-time borrowers, per federal regulations, will not be disbursed until the students have successfully completed their first 30 days of classes.


It is a privilege for a person to operate a motor vehicle on the campus. Each student, faculty, and staff member must agree to comply with the rules and regulations set forth by the University Police Department. Parking on campus is by permit only. All faculty, staff and students (full-time or part-time) who plan to park on campus are required to register their vehicles with the Saint Augustine’s University Police Department, pay a registration fee and display a valid permit on their vehicle(s). Faculty, staff, student, and visitor hangtags should be placed on the rearview mirror facing outward at all times while the vehicle is parked on University property. All questions should be directed to SAU Police Department currently located at 701, Suite 107 Falkcrest Ct. or by calling 919-516-5202.

Fines owed by students, faculty, and staff are considered to be debts to the University and will be collected accordingly. You will not be allowed to register a vehicle if you owe the University fines associated with parking and traffic violations.

Saint Augustine’s University Police Department reserves the right to tow vehicles off campus at the owner’s expense that are improperly parked on campus or areas potentially dangerous to safety (i.e., fire lanes, dumpster areas, etc.)

Neither Saint Augustine’s University or its employees assume any responsibility for the loss of vehicles parked in university parking areas or operated on campus. The University urges everyone parking on University property to acquire and maintain adequate insurance to cover such losses. 

2019-2020 Tuition & Fees Schedule

(2020-2021 Tuition & Fees subject to change)

Annual Costs




Tuition (Full-time)*

$ 6,445

$ 6,445

$ 12,890

Mandatory Fees




Tuition and Fees




Room Charge**








Room and Board***




Total Tuition, Fees, Room and Board

$ 12,791

$ 12,791

$ 25,582

Other Fees

Enrollment Deposit****

$200 all students

Orientation Fee****

$100 new students only

Late Registration Fee

$100 per semester

Graduation Fee


Residence Hall Surcharges

Boyer Hall

$100 per semester

Weston Hall

$100 per semester

Falkcrest Apartments (Includes single room surcharge)

$700 per semester

Single Room Surcharge (All Residence Halls)

$500 per semester

Other Charges

ID Card Replacement


Immunization Fee


Parking Permit Student

$75 per semester

Residence Hall Key or Core Replacement

Up to $250

Transcript Fee (No personal checks accepted)

$5 regular service


$7 same day service


Distance Learning/Online Courses                                              

                                                                                                   Tuition is $537 per credit hour (less than 12 hours)++

* Students who carry more than 18 hours pay an overload charge of $547 per credit hour. Students with less than twelve (12) hours are charged based on a part-time rate of $745 per credit hour ($537 per credit hour tuition plus $208 per credit hour fees). Limited courses are subject to additional fees.

** Room charges vary based on the residence hall selected. Each resident is charged $125 per semester for cable and technology service.

*** Board is the meal plan charge for a boarding student and is subject to NC Sales Taxes. 

**** Non-refundable fees.

++  Distance Learning/Online courses are charged the same tuition per credit hour as on-campus courses.  Fulltime is 12-18 hours.  Greater than 18 hours are charged the rate of $547 per credit hour over 18.

Other Important Financial Information

The total amount for a semester is due at registration. Students with outstanding balances will not be allowed to register. Students are expected to meet their financial obligations promptly and without notice from the Office of Business and Finance. The University reserves the right to withhold services and accommodations, deny transcript requests, and/or place the student on financial suspension if payments are not made as required.

Payments may be made by cash, check, money order or the following credit cards: MasterCard, VISA, and American Express.

Students attending the University under the provisions of Department of Veteran Affairs, GI Bill Programs are responsible for meeting their expenses at registration.

Students who officially withdraw, are suspended, or are expelled are subject to the return of Title IV and other financial aid according to published refund policies.

Room charges are non-refundable. Students who register boarding and subsequently change to non-boarding will receive an adjustment for unused board only. Board charges are refunded on a prorated basis, from the last day of the week the student leaves school, or moves out of campus housing.

All individual expenses incurred by a student, in an emergency, or otherwise, will be billed to the student’s account and must be paid immediately. Students are encouraged to obtain adequate insurance coverage for loss or damage of personal property. The University does not insure a student’s personal property.