This section answers the students’ questions about the different fees to be settled as part of their university obligations.
1. Payments for all fees may be in single cash payment at the time of enrollment or on installment basis paid upon enrollment and before quarter examinations (Prelim, Midterm, Finals). Payments are received through the Accounting
Office and different payment centers authorized by the University.
2. The University reserves the right to make necessary adjustments in school fees in accordance with the law. Students are advised to get updated information regarding tuition and miscellaneous fees from the Accounting Office before enrolling. Current rates of fees are posted on the bulletin board near the Accounting Office.
3. Students are advised to inquire from the Accounting Office about the manner of payment they should observe.
4. All fees (College, Department and Recognized Student Organization specific to a College) are collected by the Accounting Office through Miscellaneous Fees in the student’s assessment.
Tuition is the life-blood of every non-stock, non-profit educational institution. Derived from it are the funds needed to defray all personnel and University expenses. Tuition may be raised to upgrade the salaries of the personnel for them
to meet the continual increases in the cost of living; to continually improve the University’s physical plant, facilities, and equipment; and to meet the requirements of common trends, high academic standards, and a more effective and efficient delivery of the University’s educational functions and responsibilities.
AffIlIAtIon fees/ on tHe job trAInIng/ InternsHIP
These fees are charges in relation to the student’s need to undergo training inside or outside of the University. This fee may cover the following: fees paid to the training institution, facilities and equipment provided if internship is done in the University, salaries and transportation allowances of the academic personnel assigned to the course.
Students enrolled in courses with laboratory units are charged laboratory fees to cover fees for the use of facilities, equipment, supplies and chemicals. The amount charged depends upon the type and the need of the course.
Miscellaneous Fees are trust funds intended for specific purposes / expenditure.
To enable an academic department to exercise some of its functions independently and promote its own pursuits, it exacts a departmental fee. This fee is an amount traditionally charged to the students for the expenses of the college and is part of the miscellaneous fees assessed. The management of this fee, however, is governed by the following guidelines:
The USA Catholic Parents Association (USACPA), through its officers, has enacted a resolution to the effect that parents/guardians become partners of the University in the promotion of the welfare and well being of the students
while in school. The USACPA Fee goes to the projects of the Association. Moreover, from its collections the Association extends financial assistance to USACPA sanctioned aids.
UsA AlUmnI fee
This fee is solicited from the graduates for the support of the operations and projects of the USA Alumni Association. As Augustinian alumni/alumnae, the graduates play a role in the academic endeavors of the Augustinian Students who
come after them. They are encouraged to contribute to the Association for its various projects. This fee is divided among the University of San Agustin Alumni Association (USAAA), the Philantrophic External and Alumni Relations (PEAR)
Office and the specific College Alumni Association one graduated from.
UsA stUDent CoUnCIl fee
This fee is exacted from the students (except those from the College of Law,Graduate School and Basic Education Department) for the support of the Council’s projects as well as for basic expenditures. It is the duty of every student to support the organization through the payment of the student council fee. The Officers of the USA Student Council are accountable for the use of its funds.
Organization fee may be solicited from the students provided they are recommended by the President of the Student Organization and endorsed by the Dean, Director of Student Affairs and Welfare Office (SAWO) and approved by the
vice President for Augustinian Formation and Mission.