Jun 23, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2023 
Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Division of Business and Financial Affairs


The Bursar’s Office is responsible for student billing and revenue collection. The office is also responsible for collecting and posting payments on students’ 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 $67.00 $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
Transportation Fee $45.00 $45.00 $45.00
Student Center/Stadium Fee $200.00 $200.00 $200.00
Total Mandatory Fees $717.00 $717.00 $717.00

*Students who register for online courses only are only responsible for the Technology Fee, unless living in on-campus housing. 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.

Refunds for Academic Withdrawals 

Students officially withdrawing from the University after paying tuition and fees for the term may 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.
  • Post office box, laundry, meal plan, and student health insurance charges are non-refundable and will not be prorated. Housing charges are subject to University Housing regulations. 

Students are responsible for withdrawing officially in accordance with University regulations, which are set out in the Student 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 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 University. 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, per University Housing regulations.

Auxiliary Services

The Auxiliary Services Department is a department 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, parking and transportation, ID Card Office, Door Access, Departmental Printers, Meal Plans, Event Management, and Risk Management. For additional information, see https://www.savannahstate.edu/auxiliary-services/index.shtml.


The 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, spirit, 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 also offers electronic items such as branded headphones, laptops smart/iPhone and accessories, as well as art and lab supplies.

The bookstore will match prices of books sold online by companies such as Amazon and B&N (no peer-to-peer). The student can either pull up the match on their phone in the store or provide a printout with date and time the price was matched. The print out would have to show the same date the student is trying to purchase the book. The bookstore provides a rental service, and digital books in addition to hard copy book buy-back at posted times during each semester. The 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 three resident meal plans when they choose their housing and they 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. Residential students leaving housing will be billed for meal plans on a prorated basis. After 65 days the meal plan becomes non-refundable in conjunction with housing charges.

Commuter meal plans are available for off- campus students. The commuter meal plan becomes non-refundable at the time of purchase. 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.

ID Card Services

All students, faculty, and staff must carry their ID Card at all times while they are on campus. Currently the SSU ID Cards can be used for meal plans, residence hall access, computer lab printing, and building door access as well as bookstore and for 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 (across from the elevator). Replacement cards are $35.


All faculty, staff, and students who have any vehicle on campus are required to purchase a decal which entitles them to park in one of the designated parking areas. Residential 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, who are parked inappropriately, or in a reserved space inappropriately AT ANY TIME are subject to ticketing, booting, and/or towing. Rules and regulations regarding parking instruction can be located on our website.

Shuttle Service

All students are assessed a mandatory transportation fee for the shuttle services on campus. The shuttle service is provided from Monday to Friday each week.

Mail Center

The SSU Mail Center is located on the first floor of the King-Frazier Complex (Bookstore side). 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. Non-residential students, individual faculty and staff members are not permitted to rent a mailbox in the Mail Center.


Auxiliary Services is responsible for snack and vending machines on campus. Coke vending machines have card readers that accept credit cards and Student ID Cards with Flex Funds. 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.


All student, organizational, departmental, outside, and individual events need to be requested through the event management software. If you have any questions regarding having an event, please Auxiliary Services.