2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    
    Nov 29, 2022  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

Student Accounts



 All tuition and fees must be paid by the payment deadline, except for students who have been awarded a Pell Grant or other financial aid.

*Note: These tuition and fees may be subject to change pending Board of Trustees approval and will be updated in the catalog and on the UA-PTC website.

Tuition/Mandatory Fees**

In-State Tuition $138.00 per credit hour**
Out-of-State Tuition $179.00 per credit hour**
General student fee $47 per credit hour**
Property maintenance fee $5 per credit hour**
Student support services fee $4 per credit hour**

Other Fees***

Special course fee $10 per credit hour**
Distance education fee $12 per credit hour** (non-refundable)
Accuplacer testing fee $20 (non-refundable)
Accuplacer single section testing fee $10 (non-refundable)
PLA credit by exam application fee $25 (non-refundable)
PLA portfolio application fee $25 plus $75 per class requested (non-refundable)
PLA credit hour fee 25% of current tuition (non-refundable)
Challenge exam fee $100 (non-refundable)
Portfolio extension fee $25 (non-refundable)
PLA credit by exam application fee $25 (non-refundable)
PLA portfolio application fee $25 plus $75 per class requested (non-refundable)
PLA credit hour fee 25% of current tuition (non-refundable)
Challenge exam fee $100 (non-refundable)
Portfolio extension fee $25 (non-refundable)
International student application fee $250 (non-refundable)
International student fee $500 per semester**
Kaplan Admission Test NO LONGER OFFERED
Returned check $30

**Note: Only the tuition, general student, property maintenance, student support services, special course, distance education, and international student fees are refundable. These fees will be refunded based on the number of credit hours and the tuition refund policy.

***Note: Some programs, including but not limited to 3D, Cosmetology, Culinary, Dental Assisting, Early College, HVACR, Practical Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Radiography, Respiratory Therapy, Tractor Trailer Program, Wine Studies, Aviation, Automotive, Machine Shop/ CNC, Collision Repair, Education, Baking, Automated Manufacturing Systems Technology, and Welding require additional course fees. For information regarding course fees for these programs, please contact the Business Office.

Nonresidents

Students classified as nonresidents of Arkansas must pay higher tuition and fees. Legal residence in Arkansas is required for at least six continuous months prior to registration for classes in order for a student to be classified as a resident for tuition purposes. Students who have set up residency in Arkansas during the past year must provide documentation of Arkansas residency by providing one or more of the following documents, with an acceptable date to verify six months of residency, to the Office of Records prior to the end of the add/drop/swap period for a given term: Arkansas voter registration card, federal or state income tax returns with an in-state residential address, Arkansas driver’s license and vehicle registration, or other proof of established residency. Requests to change to in-state residency that are submitted after the end of the add/drop/swap period for a given term will not take effect until the next term. Tuition will not be adjusted for previous terms.

Members of the armed forces who are stationed in Arkansas pursuant to military orders, along with their spouses and dependent children, are entitled to classification as in-state residents for tuition purposes. Military orders containing the student’s name must be provided in order to establish tuition rates.

International students are not eligible to establish residency for Arkansas resident tuition rates. Questions about residency status should be directed to the Director of Admissions.

Business Office Policies

Student Financial Obligations

Students are individually responsible for their financial obligations. They are expected to make prompt response and settlements to all financial obligations. Currently enrolled students who are delinquent regarding the repayment of a loan, a returned check, tuition and fees, or other forms of indebtedness other than library fines and traffic fines must be cleared by a certain date under penalty of being withdrawn from all classes. If payment is not made by that date, they may be withdrawn from all classes with no opportunity of reinstatement during the remainder of the semester.

All forms of indebtedness, including tuition, fees, fines, returned checks, property loss, and property damage, must be paid before a student may re-enroll or have a request for an official transcript honored. A returned check fee of $30 will be assessed for each stop-payment or returned check.

Paying by Check

The UA - PTC Business Office Cashier will accept personal checks made payable to University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College in the amount of the obligation only. All checks must be written on bank checks. Drafts, temporary, postdated, and two-party checks will not be accepted. To accept a check, the following items will be required:

  • Valid driver’s license or state-issued ID with date of birth
  • Two contact phone numbers
  • The street address must be printed on the check (No P.O. Box)

Paying by Cash

The college welcomes cash payments. However, to protect yourself, do not send cash through the mail. Pay in person if you wish to pay by cash.

Paying by Credit Card

University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College accepts American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and VISA credit cards. If you wish to pay by credit card, pay in person at the main campus in North Little Rock, or pay by phone by contacting (501) 812-2278.

Paying by Web

Students may pay online via the UA-PTC Campus Portal via Nelnet Enterprise link. A Personal Identification Number (PIN) is required. Electronic check, VISA, MasterCard, and American Express are accepted.

Payment of Fees

Except for persons who have been awarded a Pell Grant or other financial aid, all tuition and fees must be paid by the payment deadline or unless announced otherwise. See Important Payment Dates (uaptc.edu) or contact the UA - Business Office Cashier (501-812-2278) for current payment due dates.

Deferred Tuition Payment

Nelnet Business Solutions handles all of the college’s online credit card and automatic bank draft payments. The student will pay a fee of $25 to enroll in the Nelnet payment plan per semester. There is no enrollment fee for payment in full online through Nelnet. Other fees apply if scheduled payments are missed. Students who enroll in a payment plan are financially responsible to fulfill the payment plan agreement. Class withdrawal outside the Drop/Withdrawal Refund policy period (see Drop/Withdrawal Refund Policy section below) does not forfeit or cancel the obligation to continue to make payments until the student account balance is paid in full. All forms of indebtedness, including tuition, fees, fines, returned checks, property loss, and property damage, must be paid before a student may re-enroll or have a request for an official transcript honored.

Once a payment plan has been established, the original agreement balance amount may fluctuate depending on the activity of the student account. For example, if the student drops or adds a class, the total student account balance will be adjusted resulting in an automatic increase or decrease of the payment plan agreement original amount.

Drop/Withdrawal Refund Policy

Refunds calculated according to the Drop/Withdrawal Refund Policy are not automatic. Students must officially drop or withdraw within the refund period before a refund will be processed. Refunds are normally processed within three weeks after the completion of an official drop/withdrawal form. Drop/withdrawal forms are available online in the campus portal. Refunds for payments made by check cannot be processed until 20 calendar days have passed since the date of payment. All refund checks will be made payable to the student.

Refunds of tuition are made according to the following policies:

Fifteen-Week and Longer Terms  
Before classes begin through the first five (5) days of classes 100%
Second week of classes 50%
After second week of classes No Refund

 

Ten-Week and Shorter Terms  
Before classes begin and through the first three (3) class days 100%
Fourth (4) and fifth (5) class days 50%
After the fifth (5) day of classes No Refund

Specific refund dates will be published on the college’s website for each term.

Tuition and Fee Refund Appeal

Registering for classes is a commitment by the student to attend classes and to make payment of tuition and fees for those classes. University of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical College is dedicated to providing seating arrangements to those students who register for classes. Students may find that they cannot continue with their enrollment. It is the student’s responsibility to withdraw in a timely manner.

Military Deployment During a Semester

If a student receives military orders for a deployment, activation to duty, or a temporary or permanent change of station that lasts more than 30 days will prevent them from completing their current semester at UA-PTC, they have the right, under Arkansas Code § 6-61-112, to be allowed one of the options listed for refund/completion:

  1. The student may receive a refund of tuition and fees for the semester the student is withdrawing.
  2. The student may receive a free semester of tuition and fees upon return to UA-PTC.
  3. A grade of Incomplete (I) if they are within four weeks of completion.

Students seeking restitution for military deployment may obtain a Military Deployment Form from the Office of Veterans Services.

Appeals for all other reasons should be submitted to the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs in writing using a tuition and fee appeal form. Appeals must be filed within one year following the semester in which the classes were taken. The form is available in the Records Office. The Tuition and Fee Appeal Committee cannot consider an appeal that does not include sufficient documentation supporting the student’s reason for appeal. Students will be notified in writing of the outcome of the appeal. Students who have received financial aid should be aware that in some instances the approval of 100 percent refund of tuition and fees may affect future financial aid and/ or result in repayment of financial aid.

Tuition Waiver Policy

Tuition may be waived for Arkansas residents who are 60 years of age or older on the first day of classes for the term enrolled. Students must show proper proof of age. Mandatory, specialty, and other program fees will not be waived.

Student Financial Responsibility

Students with unpaid balances or returned checks will not be allowed to register or receive a transcript until they have cleared all claims. Should students register and later be found on any list showing indebtedness to the college, they may be administratively withdrawn at the discretion of the college. Non-attendance does not meet eligibility for a full refund.

Past Due Balances

If an account is not paid by the established due date for any given term, the college will place the account with a licensed collection agency and/or with the Revenue Division of the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration, under authorization of Act 372 of 1983 and Act 987 of 1985, for application of any future income tax refunds.

UA - PTC reserves the right to report delinquent accounts to the appropriate credit bureaus which could negatively impact the student’s credit standing.

Collection Agencies

Student accounts referred to a licensed collection agency or an attorney for collection may incur collection fees not exceeding 50 percent for accounts $500 or less and not exceeding 33-1/3 percent for accounts exceeding $500. The debtor is responsible for paying all collection and/or attorney fees, in addition to his or her account balance.