Undergraduate Catalog

Tuition & Fees

Undergraduate Catalog


Tuition & Fees


Tuition fees and other charges at the University of Guam are established by the Board of Regents. The charges listed in this catalog are those in effect at the time of publication and are subject to change by the Board.

PAYMENTS

Payments are accepted at the Business Office (735-2923). UOG accepts cash, check, and/or credit card (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and other major credit cards). Payments can also be made through CASHNET under WebAdvisor.


PAYMENT DEADLINE

Payment deadlines are advertised each semester and during the finakpo’ terms in the Course Schedule advertisement. Please refer to current Course Schedule for payment deadlines.


RESIDENCY RULES

An applicant is initially classified as a resident or non-resident for tuition purposes at the time of application with the Office of Admissions. The classification, which is certified by the registrar, is based upon information furnished by the student and from other relevant sources. In compliance with the Residency Policy passed by the Board of Regents on February 1996 and amended in May 1997, June 2004, and December 2012, students in non-resident status are required to pay non-resident tuition.

The burden of proof is upon the student making a claim of resident status. The admission of students who knowingly provide false information for the purpose of achieving resident status shall be subject to cancellation and adjusted billing.

FACTORS IN DETERMINING RESIDENCY STATUS

The considerations used in determining residency status are as follows:

  1. Establishment of a domicile on Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, or in one of the Freely Associated States (the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, or Palau) as mandated by 17GC16125 for the 12-month period prior to the beginning of the term for which residency is claimed
  2. Evidence of residency for a period of 12 months or more prior to the beginning of the term for which residency is claimed. Evidence of residency will be shown by a student providing documentation from one of the following1 :
    • Permanent employment on Guam (verification of employment)
    • Payment of income taxes of Guam (by student, or by parent/guardian if the student is a dependent)
    • Ownership or rental of living quarters on Guam
    • Use of a Guam permanent address on ALL records (educational, employment, military, financial)
    • Being a registered voter in Guam
    • Maintaining a Guam driver’s license or vehicle registration. If it is necessary to change your license or registration while temporarily residing in another location, the license MUST be changed back to Guam within 10 days of the date of return to Guam, and the vehicle registration must be changed within 20 days of the date of return.
    • Certification of residency from your village mayor.
  3. Adjustment to permanent resident status. Students who have filed for an Adjustment to Permanent Resident Status will be eligible for resident rate ONLY if they have resided on Guam for 12 consecutive months prior to applying to the University and have submitted the following supporting documents:
    • Notice of Action for the Adjustment to Permanent Resident Status from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Service. A Notice of Action denying the student’s application for an Adjustment to Permanent Resident Status will render the student ineligible for resident tuition rate.
    • Proof of residency on Guam for the 12 months prior to applying to the University

1Exemptions to the 12-Month Residency Requirement

RESIDENT STATUS

Resident classification may apply if the applicant is one of the following:

  • A graduate of a Guam high school
    You may be entitled to an exemption from non-resident tuition if you have not resided on Guam for the preceding 12 months but previously attended high school in Guam for three or more years AND graduated from a Guam high school. Nonimmigrant aliens are not eligible for this exemption.
  • A former elementary or middle school student on Guam
    You may be entitled to an exemption from nonresident tuition if you have not resided on Guam for the preceding 12 months but previously attended both elementary AND middle school on Guam. Nonimmigrant aliens are not eligible for this exemption.
  • Active duty military
    U.S. military personnel and their authorized dependents (as defined by the Armed Services) are authorized resident tuition during the period such personnel are stationed in Guam on active duty. (Note: This exception does not apply to employees of other U.S. federal government departments, bureaus, or agencies or their dependents who are assigned or stationed to Guam.)
  • A veteran eligible under the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act

    Students who are eligible for and utilize their benefits under the Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2010, including any family members to which the benefit can be legally transferred, are considered resident students for purposes of calculating tuition payment.

  • A legal resident of Guam
    You may be entitled to an exemption from non-resident tuition if you are able to demonstrate to the registrar that Guam is your legal place of residency and you intend to make Guam your permanent place of residency.
  • A permanent resident
    You may be entitled to an exemption from nonresident tuition if you are able to demonstrate that you permanently reside in Guam, but have been absent for only educational, training, or military reasons.

NON-RESIDENT STATUS

Nonimmigrant aliens, e.g. B, F, H, and E visa holders, are classified as non-residents and are not qualified for resident tuition rates or exemptions.

CLASSIFICATION APPEAL

If you are classified as a non-resident and wish to be considered for resident reclassification, complete the “Petition for Residency Student Classification” before the semester or term you wish to enroll. Approved changes of status will become effective for the term or semester following the approval; they are not retroactive and non-refundable.


TUITION RATES

Fanuchånan (Aug.–Dec.) 2020
Fañomnåkan (Jan.–May) 2021
Finakpo’ (June–Aug.) 2021

Status

Cost Per Credit
(Undergraduate)

Resident

$221

Non-Resident

$442

Auditing or Credit by Examination courses are the same rate as above. Military Science courses are tuition-free.

Note: With Resolution No. 19-41, the Board of Regents approved an up to 5% tuition adjustment effective Fanuchånan 2020 with increases up to 5% each semester until it reaches a 30% total increase. However, President Krise has exercised his authority in the resolution to defer the tuition increase for Fañomnåkan 2021, so rates remain the same as the Fanuchånan 2020 semester. 


FEES

At the time of registration, all students must pay the following fees:

Fee

Fanuchånan 2020 /
Fañomnåkan 2021

Finakpo’ 2021

Registration $12 $12
Student Services $44 $24
Library Services $48 $48
Student Activities $24 $24
Health Services $12 $12
Recreation, Wellness, Sports, and Field House $75 $37.50
Computer $48 $48
Internet $100 $90
Online Learning $40 $20
TOTAL $403 $315.50

Undergraduate students taking five credits or less will be charged 50% of the student fee for the regular fanuchånan and fañomnåkan semesters. Undergraduate students taking five credits or less during the finakpo’ term inclusive of sessions A, B, and C would be assessed a flat fee of $157.75.

If a student’s financial obligations have not been met, the Office of Admissions & Records will not release transcripts, diploma, or other official records of the student, and the student will not be permitted to register for further courses. The University will charge interest of 8.5% per annum on all debts not received by the payment deadline. Students are required to pay additional fees if their account is sent to a Collection Agency. Matters relating to the student’s financial obligations to the University should be referred to the Bursar’s Office (735-2940/3/5). The University may report students with unpaid accounts to a credit bureau and/or Department of Revenue and Taxation. 


CANCELLATION FEES

If you register for a class and later decide to drop or withdraw from it, you will be charged a cancellation fee as follows:

Fanuchånan/Fañomnåkan Semesters

 

Before
1st Day
of Class

During
1st Week
of Class

After
7th Day
of Semester

Tuition 0% 5% 100%
Fees 0% 100% 100%

There is a different schedule for Saturday classes. Saturday courses must be dropped before the second meeting day

Finakpo’/Tinalo’ Semesters

 

Before
1st Day 
of Session

During
1st Week
of Session

After
1st Day

Tuition 0% 5% 100%
Fees 0% 100% 100%

If there are multiple class start days for the finakpo’ term, the first day of class will be the first day of the first class of the finakpo’ term.


ENGLISH LANGUAGE INSTITUTE (ELI) TUITION AND FEES

The tuition and fee rates for ELI are given below:

NEW STUDENTS

Fanuchånan 2020 /
Fañomnåkan 2021

Finakpo’ 2021

Tuition

$2,800

$2,800

Application Fee

*One-time; non-refundable

$352

$352

UOG Fees1

 

$249

$198.50

TOTAL

$3,401

$3,350.50

 

RETURNING STUDENTS

Fanuchånan 2020 /
Fañomnåkan 2021

Finakpo’ 2021

Tuition

$2,800

$2,800

Registration Fee

*One-time; non-refundable 

$52

$52

UOG Fees1

$249

$198.50

TOTAL

$3,101

$3,050.50

Tuition and fees are subject to change upon the approval of the University of Guam Board of Regents.

1UOG Fees pay for student activities, health services, athletic services, and computer services.  


MISCELLANEOUS CHARGES

In addition to the fees listed earlier in this section, the following charges are assessed when applicable:

ACADEMIC YEAR 2020-2021

Application Fee (non-refundable; must accompany all applications) $52
Application Fee for International Students $77
Change-of-Schedule Fee See “Drop/ Add Fee”
Copy Charge $.10 per page
Check Service for Each Check that Fails to Clear the Bank $25
Graduation Fee $100
Graduation Reapplication Fee $50
Dorm Meal Plan Fee $800

Specific laboratory and course fees are listed in the official course schedule every semester.

LIBRARY FINES

Charges vary.

LOSS OR DAMAGE FEE

Replacement of laboratory equipment lost or damaged is assessed on a replacement cost basis.

TRANSCRIPT FEE

The first copy is provided free to each student who has met all of his or her financial obligations to the University. Additional copies may be obtained at $15 per copy. Students may obtain copies of their transcripts in one hour when necessary by paying a special service charge of $20 in addition to transcript fees. (Note: The service charge is assessed per request, not per transcript.)

For example, if a student needs three transcripts and requests one-hour service, the total charges will be $65 ($45 for three transcripts plus the $20 service charge).

BOOKS AND SUPPLIES

Books and supplies are available at the Triton Store located in the Student Center. Books and supplies must be paid for at the time of purchase. The bookstore will not accept charge accounts but accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and other major credit cards.