The HGST Business Office provides support and payment processing for students and alumni. Information about payment options, deadlines, and policies is given below.
Students should contact Ms. Tracee Fletcher with any additional questions or concerns.
Chief Operating and Financial Officer:
Ms. Tracee Fletcher
Tel: 713-942-9505 x118
FINANCIAL POLICIES, TUITION, AND FEES
Payment of Tuition and Fees – Tuition and applicable enrollment fees are due in full on the first day of each semester. A student may elect an optional three-month payment plan, for which a $50 installment fee is assessed. The plan requires a down payment of one-half (50%) of the tuition and fees. The down payment is due ten days prior to the first day of the semester. The remaining balance (50%) must be paid in three equal installments, payable 30, 60, and 90 days after the down payment.
Any student who does not meet the required payment due dates will be assessed a $50 late fee on the outstanding balance. A student’s registration is not valid until satisfactory arrangements are made for full payment of tuition and applicable fees and will be invalidated if such arrangements are not made. Failure to meet the financial arrangements or failure to complete all financial aid student loan requirements will invalidate the student’s registration and disqualify the student from any future enrollment until satisfactory arrangement has been made.
For processes that include fees, the applicable fee is assessed and payable when the process is initiated, normally, when an admission application, transcript request, drop/add form, extension request, directed study request, graduation application, etc. is submitted. All student accounts must be cleared before the end of each semester. No grades will be released to students with outstanding balances for the affected semester until all financial obligations are met. Students with outstanding account balances from previous semesters will not be allowed to enroll for classes or receive HGST transcripts. All fees are subject to change at any time, and there are no refunds on fees.
Tuition Refunds – Master’s Level Programs
Fall and Spring Semesters
• A 90% refund will be made for courses dropped through the 1st week of the semester
• A 75% refund will be made for courses dropped through the 2nd week of the semester
• A 50% refund will be made for courses dropped through the 3rd week of the semester
• No refunds will be made beyond the 3rd week of the semester
• A 90% refund will be made for courses dropped before the 2nd class meeting
• A 50% refund will be made for courses dropped before the 3rd class meeting
• No refunds will be made beyond the 3rd class meeting
• A 50% refund will be made for courses dropped before the start of the 2nd class meeting
• No refunds will be made after the start of the 2nd class meeting
Tuition Refunds – Doctoral Level Program
• A 90% refund will be made for courses dropped by May 31
• A 75% refund will be made for courses dropped by June 15
• A 50% refund will be made for courses dropped by June 30
• No refunds will be made beyond June 30
• A 90% refund will be made for courses dropped by November 30
• A 75% refund will be made for courses dropped by December 15
• A 50% refund will be made for courses dropped by December 31
• No refunds will be made beyond December 31
Additional Program Costs
Textbooks – DMin students should expect to spend approximately $1200 – $1500 over a three-year period for textbooks. Full-time master’s students should expect to spend up to $500 per semester for textbooks. The textbooks for each course are available to order through the HGST Virtual Bookstore, which can be accessed from the HGST website (www.hgst.edu).