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A. Term Bills
The college requires term bill payment each semester as follows:
B. Interest Charges
An interest charge of 1 percent will be added to all student accounts with unpaid balances as of the 25th of each month. All payments and credits received by the 25th of each month reduce the term bill balance on which the interest charge is computed.
C. Tuition Regulations
Below is an outline of tuition regulations that should help determine the applicability of additional tuition charges. Please note that failure to drop a course officially by the published deadline could result in additional tuition charges for a course not completed.
D. Tuition Refunds
All students who withdraw or go on a medical or personal leave of absence during a semester will be charged tuition, room, and board at the rate of 10 percent of the semester charge for each week, or fraction thereof, in residence. However, there will be no refunds after the ninth week of the semester. Activity fees are not refunded.
E. Matriculation Deposit
An enrollment deposit of $300 is required from all regular new undergraduate students to confirm matriculation for courses. The deposit will be refunded approximately 90 days after the last day of residency to graduating seniors and withdrawn students. Any charges, fees, or fines that have not been paid by the student at the time of withdrawal will be deducted from the deposit.
F. Student Insurance
Oberlin College offers a Student Insurance Program for students who are uninsured or underinsured. All undergraduate students are automatically included in this plan and will have an annual charge included on the first semester term bill, unless an online waiver is completed or a signed waiver is returned to student accounts declining this coverage by the prescribed due date.
This plan provides protection against the expenses of sickness and accident, both at Oberlin and when away from campus, which may require urgent or emergency care treatment, hospital confinement, the services of a surgeon, specialty care, or extended treatment resulting from serious illness or injury. The annual charge for this coverage is $1023 for the year commencing August 1 through July 31.
If treatment is received somewhere other than Student Health Services, the student must file a claim with the insurance company. Claim forms for the Oberlin College Student Insurance Program are available at Student Health Services and online at www.AHPCare.com/oberlin. The student is responsible for initiating all insurance claim forms for payment of bills.
For specific information regarding this plan as well as other student insurance related questions call x58180 from a campus phone, or (440) 775-8180 from an off-campus phone.
G. Personal Property Loss/Reimbursement
Responsibility for Personal Property
Oberlin College assumes no liability for theft, damage, or loss of money, valuables, or other personal effects of any student or guest caused by fire, water, steam, insufficient heat, power failure or surge, the elements, neglect, theft or the actions of a third party that occur in college housing or on college property.
Oberlin College does not endorse any individual insurance program. Students are encouraged to confirm that their property is covered by their family’s homeowners’ insurance or to carry personal property insurance with the protection they desire for student property. Not all homeowner’s policies cover everything that students bring to school. Most companies will provide some coverage, but have limitations on certain property. Students should check with their insurance agency, in advance, concerning losses on items such as electronics, jewelry, and musical instruments; asking that coverage be put in writing. For certain items, separate coverage may be recommended by your provider.
You may wish to consider CSI’s Student Personal Property Protector Plus® Program. CSI has created a property insurance plan especially for students living away from their parent’s home, either on or off campus. Participation in this plan is optional. If you are interested in this coverage you can apply to CSI Insurance Company by going to their website at www.collegestudentinsurance.com. If you have questions about the coverage, please call CSI Insurance Agency at 888-411-4911 or e-mail them at email@example.com. Do NOT send your application to the college.
Request for Loss/Reimbursement
If you have damage to your personal property that you feel was caused by Oberlin College negligence, you may petition the director of Residential Education if the loss occurred in college housing, or the Director of Facilities Operations if the loss occurred at any other location on campus, for consideration of reimbursement. Oberlin College has the discretion to determine whether to reimburse and whether to seek additional information before making a final determination. When making a final determination, college officials will consider any additional information provided as well as any failure to provide information.
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