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2002-2004 Undergraduate Catalog
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[Tuition and Other Expenses]


A copy of each student's class schedule and the registration bill will be mailed to the student's permanent address in late July for the fall semester; late November for the spring semester; and late April for the summer term. The schedules/bills will contain instructions for completing the enrollment confirmation process and making payment, if required, by a specified date. Schedules that are not confirmed by the deadline will be canceled.

The payment of charges is part of the registration process. Registration is not complete until enrollment has been confirmed by the Office of Student Receivables. All prior semester charges must be paid before the student's enrollment will be confirmed for a subsequent semester.

Enrollment confirmation with required payment may be made through the mail by check or credit card; by telephone (205-348-4470) or on the Web ( with a credit card; or in person at the Office of Student Receivables (105 Student Services Center) by cash, check, or credit card. Confirmation when no payment is required can be made in person, by mail, by telephone (205-348-5350), or via the Web (

If all or a portion of a student's registration expenses are to be paid by some type of financial aid or by a sponsoring agency and the registration bill does not reflect this actual or anticipated transaction, it is the student's responsibility to provide written evidence of support to the Office of Student Receivables.

To verify that payment has been received, call ALBERT at (205) 348-0700.

Payment of registration charges with a check that is subsequently returned from the bank unpaid will result in an additional late registration fee and a returned check fee. Failure to clear a returned check taken in payment for registration charges will result in administrative withdrawal from classes. Once this action is taken, the student cannot be reinstated for the semester, but will owe the prorated portion of the charges for tuition and dorm room charges, as specified in "Withdrawals and Refunds" below.

All charges collected during the registration process are subject to correction for errors in calculation, to ensure that correct amounts are collected as required by the board of trustees and current policies of the University.