Glossary

Tuition
All students are required to pay tuition based upon number of hours enrolled.

Student Center Fee
This fee is assessed to assist in paying debt service, maintaining, operating, equipping, and improving the student center and acquiring or constructing additions. This fee is non-refundable.

Student Activity Fee
This fee is assessed to cover services that directly involve or benefit students for certain extracurricular activities, including, but not limited to, cultural programs, recreational activities, artistic and lecture programs. This fee is non-refundable. 

Student Health Center Fee
This fee is assessed to help maintain, operate, equip, and improve the student health facility on campus. This fee is non-refundable.

Technology Fee
This fee is assessed to help support the provision of computer services to students. This fee is non-refundable.

Athletic fee
The Athletic Fee is a mandatory fee that is accessed to all students. The fee provides support to the intercollegiate athletic programs of the University.  Intercollegiate sports for women include basketball, cross country, volleyball, softball, soccer, cheerleading, track and field. Intercollegiate sports for men include baseball, basketball, football, cross country, and track and field. Students are granted free admission to all home athletic events. This fee is non-refundable

Library Capital Improvement Assessment 
This fee is assessed to all students to assist in paying for the improvement and maintenance to the student library. This fee is mandatory and non-refundable.

Late Registration Fee
This fee is assessed to students who complete registration during the late registration period. This fee is non-refundable.

Sustainability Fee
All funds collected through the Sustainability Fee will be used to support an office of sustainability which will fund environmentally, socially and economically sustainable initiatives and infrastructure at the university. This fee is nonrefundable.

Financial Enrollment
Being financially enrolled means that you have satisfied all of your financial obligations for the charges that you have accumulated for a given semester. This requires students to satisfy financial obligations associated with course registration along with meal and housing charges if applicable. All students must complete the financial enrollment process every semester.

Please Note: If a student fails to complete financial enrollment, their classes will be dropped and a late registration fee will be assessed.

Online Course Fee
The Online Course fees covers the cost of technology, academic resources and student services related to online instruction. Online instruction requires increased space on computer servers, increased tech support, and enhanced electronic learning tools. This fee is non refundable

Residency Fee for online Ed.D program
The Online Residency fees will include on-site lab activities, as well as, continental breakfast, lunch, and snack breaks on each full day.  Additional costs at the expense of the student include, airfare, lodging, evening meals, and miscellaneous personal expenses. This fee is non-refundable

Book Bundle Fee  - Effective Fall 2019 for first time undergraduate students
This fee covers the cost of all required textbooks for each confirmed course on the students’ schedule. The fee is established each year based on the lowest cost average of all adopted texts. Implementation begins fall 2019 with all new undergraduate students and will be phased in every fall and spring semester with new undergraduate students. The fee will remain in effect for the duration of the new and continuing student’s matriculation at Clark Atlanta University.  The Book Bundle is designed to support optimal academic achievement, affordability, and accessibility for our undergraduate students. This initiative affords our students the opportunity to obtain their textbooks at the most competitive rates and access their books by the first class day of the semester. Students may opt out if they do not wish to participate in the program.

Click here for more information regarding the Book Bundle program

Hybrid Learning Fee                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              The Hybrid Learning fee covers the cost of technology, library, health services, academic resources and student services. Students living on campus or commuting will have access to campus facilities and receive instruction online and/or face to face. This fee is non-refundable.

Laptop Fee - Effective Fall 2021 for all first time undergraduate students                                                                                                                                            The fee covers the cost to equip students with a fully configured and supported laptop computer. The program ensures Clark Atlanta students have secure, reliable, and supportable technology 24/7 via Dell. Information technology is integrated into the student's social and learning experience. With their own device, students have the flexibility of working on campus or within the comforts of their own home. Students will be required to contact Dell Support directly for technical assistance at https://support.dell.com. Once contacted, the Dell Support representative will ask for a service tag and/or express service code, which can be found on a label located on the bottom of the device. Students may opt out if they do not wish to participate in the program.