Student Financial Policies

Payment Plan and Financial Aid Documents

Failure to complete a payment plan or financial aid documents may jeopardize the student’s ability to attend classes.

Class Changes

Tuition and fees are based initially upon registration at the end of the first week of the enrollment period. Tuition and fees adjustments are made based on registration at the end of the second week of the enrollment period.

Withdrawal Policy

A withdrawal occurs when a student officially withdraws, drops out or otherwise fails to complete the program of study on or after the first day of classes. The official withdrawal date is determined by the college registrar. If a student requires a leave of absence, the student should contact the registrar and financial aid offices to identify procedures regarding and implications of such a request.

Refund Policy

The tuition, fees, room and board charges (institutional charges) for students who withdraw on or after the first day of regularly scheduled classes will be prorated on a daily basis over the first 60% of the enrollment period. Hesston College institutional aid will be reduced in the same percentage as institutional charges. No reduction of institutional charges will occur after 60% of the enrollment period is completed. Laboratory fees or clinical fees will be prorated based on percent of curriculum plan completed prior to withdrawal. College Bookstore charges, student health insurance or other personal costs are not prorated at withdrawal.

Hesston College follows federal aid guidelines in determining the amount of unearned aid to be refunded to Federal Student Financial Aid programs. A summary of when the return of Title IV federal student aid funds applies and which Title IV funds are included in these provisions is available from the Financial Aid office. Any refund will be applied in this order: Stafford Loan, PLUS, Perkins Loan, PELL Grant, Academic Competitiveness Grant, FSEOG. Examples of calculations of earned and unearned institutional charges, financial aid and refunds upon withdrawal are available upon request. Other government or private aid will be refunded as required by the terms of the particular program.


Textbooks and supplies can be purchased online at or in the Bookstore. We encourage online orders for those wanting used books. Payment for textbooks and supplies can be made via credit card, cash or check or charged to the student’s account as long as the account is in good standing with the business office. Charges to student accounts can be made for textbooks and supplies only.

Health Insurance

Hesston College requires all students to have health insurance. For students not having a health insurance plan, the college offers a plan providing for basic medical coverage covering the period from time of enrollment in the plan (but no earlier than August 18, 2015) through August 17, 2016. This policy remains in effect and no refund is provided even if the student withdraws or graduates from Hesston College prior to August 17, 2016. The cost of this plan for 2014-15 was $1,277 and this plan cost has not yet been updated for 2015-16.

Hesston College requires that intercollegiate athletes submit evidence of health insurance coverage. If athlete is not covered under an individual or family health plan, the college requires that the student purchase the student health plan. Hesston College also covers all athletes with a supplemental/secondary athletic accident/injury policy that assists the athlete and families with expenses not covered by primary insurance.

Aviation Students

Students enrolled in aviation program who have past due accounts will be suspended from flying until account is brought current. Aviation instruction and aircraft hours in excess of curriculum plan will be charged at current rates.

Catalog 2015-16