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A Best Value Among Colleges

photo of steepleHuntingdon provides an invaluable education at a real value. Recognized among the Best Small Colleges in America (College Consensus), top regional colleges (U.S. News & World Report, Princeton Review), and among U.S. News’ list of Best Values, among other honors, Huntingdon provides a number of benefits to traditional undergraduate students through the Huntingdon Plan.

THE HUNTINGDON PLAN
Huntingdon College is a living and learning community where every student has equal access to the resources that enrich growth in wisdom, faith, and service. Through the Huntingdon Plan, traditional undergraduate students are provided, within regular tuition and fees, the following resources:

  • A laptop computer is provided for use all four years (yours at graduation).
  • Books and information resources are provided for fall and spring terms based on each student’s course schedule. Students do not need to purchase books separately except when enrolled in summer courses.
  • Travel/Study opportunities are available to enhance each student’s senior year. Students travel in groups with Huntingdon faculty, staff, and peers, preceded by a course to prepare for the travel experience. Without fail, alumni cite Huntingdon travel/study as one of their most transformative college experiences.
  • Active learning through internships, research, practicum experiences, and other real world learning is part of every major and enhances students’ knowledge, skills, and resumes.
  • Student activities and membership in the Student Government Association encourage students to be engaged, involved, and active.
  • Technology, printing, and other support services are provided at no extra cost to students.

Huntingdon College administers millions of dollars of financial assistance annually in the form of grants, loans, scholarships, and work-study to nearly 100% of traditional undergraduate students. This assistance comes from College, federal, state, private, and community sources.

Costs for Traditional Undergraduate Students

Tuition and Fees, 2020–2021

  • Tuition: $26,400 ($13,200 per semester, full-time)
  • Student Fee: $1,500 (Payable in the first semester of attendance each academic year, the Student Fee supports a variety of student activities, Student Government Association fees and sponsored events, publications, and lectures, as well as components of the Huntingdon Plan: books and information resources, laptop computer, Huntingdon Plan travel-study, and technical support.)
  • Room & Board: $10,150 ($5,075 per semester, for those who live in Huntingdon housing)
  • Commuter Student Fee: $1,000 (Paid only by those not living in Huntingdon-owned housing, this annual fee includes a commuter meal plan and other services such as Wi-Fi and limited designated commuter parking)
  • Note that fees for independent music lessons, science laboratories, and other instructional services may also apply.

Tuition and Fees, 2019–2020

  • Tuition: $25,900 ($12,950 per semester, full-time)
  • Student Fee: $1,500 (payable in the first semester of attendance each academic year)
  • Room & Board: $9,950 ($4,975 per semester, for those who live in college residence halls)
  • Commuter Student Fee: $1,000 (paid only by those not living in Huntingdon-owned housing, this annual fee includes a commuter meal plan and other services such as Wi-Fi and limited designated commuter parking.)

*Fees: From the 2016–2017 academic year forward, fees cover required books and other information resources for fall and spring terms. The annual Student Fee also supports a variety of student activities and services, including the Huntingdon Plan travel experience in the student’s senior year, the Huntingdon Plan computer program with technical support, Student Government Association (SGA) fees and sponsored events, publications, and lectures. Other fees are applicable to each student’s class schedule, such as lab fees, independent music instruction, and other fees.

**Note: Fixed Tuition applies to students who entered Huntingdon full-time in the Fall of 2017, Spring of 2018, Fall of 2018, and Spring of 2019. Fixed Tuition does not apply to new students who entered Huntingdon in the fall of 2019 and forward.

Estimated 2019-2020 Huntingdon College Cost of Attendance, Traditional Undergraduate Program

The estimated cost of attendance is the average cost to attend a college or university for the fall and spring semesters of one academic year.  It includes tuition, fees, and an estimate of average costs for books and supplies, room and board, transportation, and personal expenses.

 

Full-time Traditional Day

**Part-time Traditional Day

Living Arrangements

Residents

Commuters (living at home)

Commuters (not living at home)

Commuters (not living at home)

Tuition

$25,900

$25,900

$25,900

$1,080 per credit hour

Student Fee*

$1,500

$1,500

$1,500

$1,500

Commuter Fee

0

$1,000

$1,000

$1,000

Room and Board

$9,950

NA

NA

NA

Books and Supplies

$300

$300

$300

$300

Board

$5,950

$7,950

$7,950

Transportation

$1,000

$1,000

$1,000

$1,000

Other

$1,035

$1,035

$1,035

$1,035

Additional information regarding special fees and courses is available in the College catalog under the Financing a Huntingdon Education section.

**Part-time students’ budget information may be prorated based on the number of hours the student is enrolled to take during each semester.

Meal Plans for Residential Students

Russell Dining Hall

All Huntingdon College board plans cost the same. The difference in the plans is the number of meals offered in Julia Walker Russell Dining Hall (“The DH”) versus “flex” points that can be used in The Coffee House or the POD or other Aramark dining or snack facilities (ie. Coffee Shop, The POD, etc.)

Board Options

  • The 19 “Transferability” Meal Plan: 19 meals per week in the DH, plus $50 in flex-points.
  • The 15 “Flex” Meal Plan: this is the default board plan. 15 of the 19 meals served per week in the dining hall, plus $150 in flex-points.
  • The 10 “Flex” Meal Plan: 10 of the 19 meals served per week in the DH, plus $200 in flex-points.

You will automatically be assigned the 15-meal plan and may change to a different plan during the first week of classes, through the Huntingdon College Help Desk System.

The 19 meals served in the dining hall each week include breakfast, lunch, and dinner Monday through Friday and brunch and dinner on Saturday and Sunday and on In-Service Days.  The board charges include 10% state, county, and city sales tax on food. Dining services and residence halls are closed during holidays.

You may purchase additional dollars to be added to your account, accessed through your Student ID/swipe card, to allow for more purchases in the DH, the Coffee House, or The POD.

Commuter Meal Plans

The $1,000 Commuter Student Fee includes a Commuter Meal Plan. You may choose to add to this meal plan in the following ways:

  • Block 30 – 30 meals and $300 flex points ($500) (One Block 30 commuter meal is included in the commuter fee.)
  • Block 10 (optional add on) – 10 meals ($56.65)
  • You may also add Flex Points to your student account/ID to be used in any of the dining/convenience areas or other Aramark dining or snack facilities (ie. Coffee Shop, The POD, etc.)

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Methods of Aid Distribution

Financial Aid offers are normally determined on an annual basis, with one-half of the annual amount of the award being credited to the student’s account during the first semester and the other half during the second semester. Each semester, aid eligibility is finalized after the institution’s official second week report is released. Huntingdon College scholarships and grants are available to full-time degree-seeking traditional undergraduate students only. It is important to know that Huntingdon College scholarship and grant recipients may also be eligible to receive other forms of institutional, federal, and state aid. However, a FAFSA form must be completed so that the Office of Student Financial Services can determine eligibility. All federally-funded aid requires completion of the Free Application of Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is determined from the FAFSA. Cost of attendance is calculated by totaling estimated fees, tuition, books and supplies, and living expenses based on whether a student lives on campus or off-campus. Unmet need is calculated by subtracting the EFC and aid offered from the Cost of Attendance. (Cost of attendance – EFC – Aid = Unmet need).

Please note that, in general, only one institutional Merit or Honors Scholarship or Participation Award can be offered to a student. Once a student enrolls additional scholarships will not be awarded.

Billing

Prior to the beginning of each semester, preregistered students and deposited freshmen receive statements of estimated charges and financial aid based on preregistration information. Actual charges may change because of updates to the class schedule, room and board changes, class fees, etc. The estimated balance (after financial aid is applied) is due the first day of classes. Final charges and aid are posted after the second week of classes.

Each student signs a promissory note acknowledging his or her understanding of the responsibility to pay all charges incurred during enrollment at Huntingdon College, whether or not these charges are reflected on estimated billings.

Students are not permitted to attend classes until their financial affairs are arranged. If a student’s account becomes delinquent, the College may withdraw permission for the student to attend classes. In the event that a student’s account is not paid in full (or satisfactory payments are not being made) by the end of the semester, Huntingdon College reserves the right to withdraw permission for the student to attend classes the next semester until financial arrangements have been made.

Payment Plans

There are two payment options:

  • Pay the estimated semester balance in full by the stated deadline on the College’s calendar.
  • Enroll in the College’s Deferred Payment Plan (Payments are due according to the payment schedule provided on the Academic Year Bill)

The Huntingdon College Deferred Payment Plan allows students and parents to pay educational expenses in monthly installments; the fee for plan enrollment is $250 annually. Students who do not enroll in the Deferred Payment Plan but who do not pay the semester balance in full by the published deadline are charged the $250 Plan Fee annually and are automatically placed on the Deferred Payment Plan. Students who attend only one semester during an academic year are charged the full fee.

Students enrolled in the Huntingdon College Deferred Payment Plan receive a payment schedule with the signed promissory note. Failure to remit payment(s) in accordance with the provided statement schedule will result in a late payment fee of $30, charged to the student’s account. A late payment fee is charged for each delinquent payment.

If you have questions about student accounts, billing procedures, or payment policies, contact:

Office of Student Financial Services, Student Accounts
Wilson Center, Room 108A
1500 E. Fairview Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36106
(334) 833-4404 • Fax (334) 833-4235
studentaccounts@hawks.huntingdon.edu

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