Apr 21, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021 
Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Division of Business and Financial Affairs

Student Financial Services

The Student Financial Services is responsible for student billing and revenue collection. The office is also responsible for collecting and posting payments on student’s accounts and processing refunds from funds in excess of tuition, fees, and charges. Tuition and fees are assessed according to the policies of the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia. Registration is not complete until all tuition and fees have been paid. Students are responsible for checking account balances and securing payment by the established payment deadline.

Savannah State reserves the right to use a collection agency and to pursue legal action to collect any debt. Once an account is placed in collection or legal action is pursued by the collection agency, the student will be liable for all collection fees, which will be in addition to the amount of the original debt.

Tuition and Fee Schedule

Undergraduate Students In State Out of State
Tuition (16 or more credit hours) $2,540.00 $9,241.00
Tuition (15 or fewer credit hours) $169.33 per credit hour $616.07 per credit hour
E-Core Tuition $159.00 per credit hour $159.00 per credit hour
Online Tuition $169.33 per credit hour $169.33 per credit hour


Graduate Students In State Out of State
Tuition (12 or more credit hours) $2,343.00 $8,709.00
Tuition (11 or fewer credit hours) $196.00 per credit hour $726.00 per credit hour
Online Tuition $196.00 per credit hour $196.00 per credit hour

* There is not a maximum cap per credit hour for online courses

Mandatory Fees 1-3 Credit Hours 4 Credit Hours 5 or more Credit Hours
Health Fee $0.00 $67.00 $67.00
Student Activity Fee $55.00 $55.00 $55.00
Athletic Fee $300.00 $300.00 $300.00
Technology Fee $50.00 $50.00 $50.00
Institutional Fee $101.00 $101.00 $202.00
Transportation Fee $45.00 $45.00 $45.00
Student Center/Stadium Fee $200.00 $200.00 $200.00
Total Mandatory Fees $751.00 $818.00 $919.00

* Students who register for online courses only are only responsible for the Technology Fee and Institutional Fee. Students who opt to take one or more online courses in conjunction with on-campus courses will be responsible for all mandatory and any course related fees.

Textbooks and supplies are available through the bookstore and are not part of mandatory tuition and fees.

Student Account Refund Policy

Students officially withdrawing from the University after paying tuition and fees for the term will be issued a refund of the tuition and mandatory fees, provided the official withdrawal occurs no later than the last day of the official add/drop period for the term. Students officially withdrawing from all classes after the last day of the official add/drop period for the term will receive a refund based upon the following refund policy:

  • The refund amount shall be based on a pro rata percentage determined by dividing the number of calendar days in the semester that the student completed by the total calendar days in the semester. The total of calendar days in a semester includes weekends but excludes scheduled breaks of five or more days and days that students were on an approved leave of absence. The unearned portion shall be refunded up to the time that the amount earned equals 60%.
  • Students who withdraw when the calculated percentage of completion is greater than 60% are not entitled to a refund of any portion of institutional charges. A refund of all nonresident fees, matriculation fees, and other mandatory fees shall be made in the event of the death of students at any time during the academic session.
  • Housing fees and post office box fees are non-refundable fees. Refunds of elective charges upon withdrawing from the Institution during a term will be made on a prorated basis determined by the date of withdrawal.

Students are responsible for withdrawing officially in accordance with University regulations, which are set out in this Catalog. Students receiving funds and financial aid monies will have their refunds restored to the following programs in this precise order: Federal Unsubsidized Direct Stafford Loan, Federal Subsidized Direct Stafford Loan, Federal PLUS Loan, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Pell Grant, FSEOG, Other Federal, State, Private, Institutional Aid and the Student.

No other refunds or reductions are allowed unless such reductions are necessitated by schedule changes initiated by the College. Students suspended or expelled for disciplinary reasons are not entitled to a refund of any deposits, tuition, or fees paid. Additionally, students who are asked to vacate their residence hall rooms as a result of disciplinary actions are not eligible for refunds.

Auxiliary Services

The Auxiliary Services Department is an organization within the Division of Business and Financial Affairs, responsible for providing services both directly and indirectly to students, faculty, staff, and the University community. By policies of the Board of Regents, the Department must be totally self-supporting; no state funds are allocated to the activities. The Department is subject to rules and regulations of the University System of Georgia. Auxiliary Services is committed to providing quality, value, and excellence in customer service, while assuring best uses of available resources.

Currently, Savannah State University’s Auxiliary Services Department is responsible for the following: SSU Bookstore, SSU Mail Center, dining services, snack and beverage vending, photocopy services, parking and transportation, and the ID Card Office. For additional information, see https://www.savannahstate.edu/auxiliary-services/index.shtml.


SSU Bookstore is an integral part of the academic and social life of the university. In addition to textbooks and school supplies, students can find a variety of SSU logo clothing and specialty items in the store and online. There are also many products that will make their lives easier in their student living spaces, such as paper products, personal items and room decorations.

The bookstore will match prices of books sold online by companies such as Amazon, B&N, and Chegg (no peer-to-peer). The bookstore provides a rental service, and digital books in addition to book buy-back for full purchases at posted times during each semester. For additional information, including hours of operation, please see the SSU Bookstore website.

The SSU Bookstore is located on the first floor of the King-Frazier Complex.

Dining Services

Savannah State University has been defined by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as a residential institution. Therefore, the University must provide on-campus facilities for room and board. All students who live in on-campus housing must purchase a meal plan. Students may choose between four resident meal plans when they choose their housing and are automatically billed via the Banner Student Information System accordingly. There is no refund for missed meals, and meals do not carry over from one semester to another. Resident students leaving housing will be billed for meal plans on a prorated basis. Commuter meal plans are available for off- campus students. Commuter students who withdraw are billed at the casual rate for the meals they have eaten, or the full cost of the meal plan, whichever is lower. Additional information is found on the SSU Dining Services website.

SSU ID-Card Office

All students must carry their SSU ID Card at all times while they are on campus. SSU ID Cards can be used for meal plans, residence hall access, and computer lab printing, as well as bookstore, and mail center purchases. Funds can be placed on the card using the PHIL (machine closest to the window outside the Savannah Ballroom) in the King-Frazier Student Center or the PHIL in the Student Union (next to the ATM on the first floor).


Resident students and commuter students who have a vehicle on campus are required to purchase a decal which entitles them to park in one of the parking areas designated for students. Resident students must leave their vehicles in their assigned lot or in General Residential Parking during the parking restriction hours. (Please see the Parking page online for updated information). Vehicles on campus without appropriate decals, or who are parked inappropriately, are subject to ticketing, booting, and/or towing.

Shuttle Service

All students pay a mandatory transportation fee. This fee is then paid to Chatham Area Transit to provide shuttle services on and off campus throughout much of the day and on weekends. In addition, students ride for free on all CAT regular bus lines. See www.catchacat.org for schedules.

SSU Mail Center

The SSU Mail Center is located on the first floor of the King-Frazier Complex. Stamps can be purchased and letters or packages can be mailed. Resident students are each charged a nominal fee for a mailbox, which is assigned by the Mail Center upon request. The service window is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday, except for University Holidays. Students are notified by SSU e-mail when there is a package for them at the Mail Center.


Auxiliary Services is responsible for snack and vending machines on campus. If there is a problem with a machine, or if you have a suggestion for a product, please notify our office at 912-358-3109.