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Lawrence Tech Education
Lawrence Technological University sets tuition and fees with the goal of providing students the best possible educational experience. The emphasis is on quality. The University has a long tradition of prudent management that has allowed it to contain costs and provide students with extraordinary value for their tuition investment, but never at the expense of Lawrence Tech’s primary emphasis.
FEES IMPACTING ALL STUDENTS
These fees are used to support and improve the quality of services provided by the University.
Tuition is assessed each semester and is determined by credit hour based on class level, college, and curriculum. Tuition covers many of the costs associated with a student’s education. Remaining expenses are funded through support from the University’s alumni and friends, including gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations. Each semester, the Board of Trustees reviews the University’s tuition and fee structure and makes a recommendation for future tuition and fee adjustments. Tuition and fees are payable in two installments each semester. Current tuition rates and the payment schedule are accessible at my.ltu.edu, under the tuition and fees option.
All students must pay an Application Fee. The undergraduate Application Fee is $30, and the graduate and doctoral Application Fee is $50. The Off ice of Admissions manages the entire application process until final admission is granted. The Application Fee is nonrefundable.
A $135 Registration Fee is assessed to all students at the time of registration each semester. The Off ice of the Registrar processes all students’ registration and paperwork each semester. The Registration Fee is nonrefundable.
Late Registration Fee
A $100 Late Registration Fee is assessed beginning the first day of the semester. New students are exempt from this fee since the acceptance process continues until late registration. All other students who register early or on time will not be subject to this fee.
Late Transaction Fee
A $150 Late Transaction Fee is assessed to students who add a class(es) after the official Add/Drop period has ended. Students are encouraged to add classes within the designated Add/Drop period to avoid this fee.
A $30 Late Fee is assessed to a student’s account each month for past due accounts.
FEES BASED ON COLLEGE AND CURRICULUM
These fees are used to purchase new supplies, replace equipment, and maintain the studios and labs.
College of Architecture and Design
Architecture Studio Fee: $125
Architecture Fee: $75
College of Arts and Sciences
Biology Lab Fee: $45 (one credit hour), $60 (two or more credit hours)
Chemistry Lab Fee: $45 (one credit hour), $60 (two or more credit hours)
Physics Lab Fee: $45 (one credit hour), $60 (two or more credit hours)
College of Engineering
Computer Lab Fee: $65
Engineering Lab Fee: $45 (one credit hour), $60 (two or more credit hours)
Writing Proficiency Exam Fee
The required Writing Proficiency Examination (COM 3000) is an “exit” examination that all undergraduate students must pass in order to graduate from Lawrence Tech. The fee for the examination is $25.
Leadership Seminar Series Fee
All undergraduates working toward a bachelor degree are required to take the noncredit Leadership Seminar Series. The fee for the course is $60.
Leadership Capstone Fee
All senior undergraduates are required to take the noncredit Leadership Capstone course in which they develop their Leadership Portfolios. The fee for the course is $45.
Laptop Program Deposit and Fees
All students who are pursuing undergraduate degrees at Lawrence Tech are provided with a high-end laptop computer. Use of the laptop in and out of the classroom enhances Lawrence Tech’s educational mission.
• A $500 laptop deposit is required of all undergraduate students. The deposit can be paid by check, money order, cash, credit card, or, if applicable, with financial aid. Students must sign a laptop contract holding them subject to the terms and conditions of the laptop program. The deposit will be refunded if the laptop is returned in good condition at the end of the academic year.
• If the laptop is damaged, the deposit will be kept. The cost of repairing the damages will be assessed against the deposit, and the funds that remain will be credited to the student’s account and/or applied to any outstanding balances.
• To participate in the laptop program, students must be enrolled or preenrolled in classes. Students are required to pick up their laptop at the beginning of the semester and return it upon expiration of contract. Dates for pick up and return are posted on my.ltu.edu. It is the student’s responsibility to review the website for the current return dates.
• Should the student depart from the University, whether by withdrawal, dismissal, involuntary withdrawal, or other occurrence, the student must return the laptop within five (5) business days to the Help Desk. If the laptop is not returned on time, students are charged a $20 late fee for each day the computer is not returned.
• Doctoral and graduate students are not required to use a laptop. However, if they want to participate in the laptop program, they are subject to the same policies as undergraduate students. They must pay a $500 deposit, sign a laptop contract, and turn in their laptop by the posted dates or else they will be charged a $20 late fee for each day the computer is not returned. A laptop usage fee will be assessed to their accounts when they register for the laptop program. The laptop fee for graduate and doctoral students is $95 per credit hour.
Student Activities Fee
Each semester a $50 Student Activities Fee is assessed to all undergraduate students. Activities fees are used to develop additional educational, cultural, social, and professional opportunities for all Lawrence Tech students. The University offers over 30 on-campus student events each year. An activities board, Students Planning Activities Monthly (SPAM), composed of current students, decides the year’s activities and events considering the needs of all students.
A $200 Housing Application Fee must accompany all housing applications. When students are assigned a space in University Housing, this fee becomes their security deposit.
Students must pay a $100 nonrefundable Graduation Fee when they submit a Petition to Graduate. This fee covers the costs of auditing the student’s file to insure graduation requirements have been met and of preparing the diploma. If students do not graduate within one year of submitting their Petition to Graduate and $100 Graduation Fee, the petition and fee expire and must be resubmitted.
1. All payments of fines must be made at the DTE Energy One-Stop Center located in the Taubman Student Services Center. No other University department may accept payment.
2. Outstanding fines are considered as balance due items and non-timely payment may result in late charges.
3. Students may not register for additional semesters, and transcripts are not released, until balances are paid.