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Description of Selected Fees

Student Activity Fee: The Student Activity Fee is assessed to cover the costs of campus events and programs that benefit student engagement and campus life such as intramurals, social programs, Student Activity Board, student publications such as Student Planner/Handbook and the Fisk Athletics Forum.

Cultural Enrichment Fee: The Cultural Enrichment Fee is assessed to underwrite University Convocations, Global and Community Lectures Series, public lectures, book readings, and cultural events designed to develop students as critically thinking leaders who are knowledgeable and reflective of their place in the world. We recognize that important collegiate learning also occurs through activities outside the classroom that engage students’ critical thinking skills, strengthen their understanding of national and international affairs, their appreciation for the arts, and ultimately equip them to become ethical leaders in the global leaders in the global world.

Health Services Fee: The Health Service Fee is assessed to support the operation of the Fisk health clinic, which provides health-related services to students at no cost during time of visit, and to maintain staff and the space for the clinic. This is not a health insurance plan.

Technology Fee: The Technology fee supports the University’s computer system application services and core infrastructure that is central to the academic units of the University. The technology fee funds the University’s network, sever facilities, student computer laboratories, helpdesk support, instructional technology, campus and internet access, web applications and access to resources required to meet academic program needs.

Science Lab Fee: Laboratory fees are charged to defray the cost of providing and maintaining instructional equipments in laboratories. The fee also covers the cost of using consumable materials (e.g. glassware, chemicals, paper, and/or other media) or use of department equipment or facilities during instruction in science lab or lecture/lab, special storage and proper disposal of chemicals and clean-up so as to meet the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements.

Undergraduate Testing Fee: The Testing Fee covers the costs for initial math, languages and computer proficiency placement tests for incoming first-year students. The fee also covers the cost for general education proficiency pre and post testing at the start and end of students completing all core curriculum required courses. Finally, the fee covers the cost for exit examinations for all graduating seniors upon completion of all required declared major courses.

Orientation Fee: The one-time only Orientation Fee defrays the cost of new student orientation, activities and programs such as dinners for students and families, social activities, educational programs, field trips, etc.

Matriculation Fee: The one-time Matriculation Fee is charged to all newly admitted and enrolled students at Fisk University to cover the cost associated with transfers, advising, and other services related with admissions. The Fee is assessed during the first term in which a student is both admitted and enrolled at Fisk University.

Acceptance Fee (U.S. Students): Admitted candidates should submit a fee of $100.00 to the Office of Admission. This fee (100% refundable if submitted on or before May 1) is credited to the student’s tuition and guarantees the student space in the entering class. It is a demonstration of intent to enroll and can be carried for two semesters. Campus housing papers will not be submitted to students until this fee is paid.

Acceptance Fee (International Students): Admitted international students should submit a fee of $ 1,000 (100% refundable if the applicant is not able to secure a non-immigrant student visa) is credited to the student’s tuition and guarantees the student space in the entering class. I-20 paperwork and campus housing papers will not be submitted to the student until this fee is paid.

Commuter Meal Plan: A student may purchase as commuter meal plan and eat any meal on any day of the week while meals are served. The University offers four plan types: 25, 50, 75, and 100 commuter meal plans. To activate a meal plan, the student must apply through the Office of Student Engagement and remit payment for the charge to the Business Office.

Credit by Examination Fee: This fee is assessed to defray the administrative costs associated with the coordination, design and administration of the credit by examination test. Students are also required to pay the tuition associated with each course they intend to include on their transcript through this process.

Graduation Fee: The Graduation Fee is assessed only to all graduates in the year of Commencement. The one time fee defrays the commencement expenses for undergraduate and graduate students which include, but are not limited to, cap and gown fees, printing of student diplomas, the Baccalaureate program, the commencement program and location, facilities, speakers, honorary degrees, various receptions, and any other expenses associated with Commencement.

Parking Permit Fee: The parking permit fee is assessed to any student who wishes to park his/her vehicle on campus.