2016-2017 Schedule of Rates and Fees

Tuition and Fees

Student Activity Fee
Technology Fee
Total Tuition and Fees



Room and Board

Hall Rooms
& Thomas
Berry Suites
Hall Suites
Unlimited $11,730 1
$12,900 $14,560 $5,100
Any 10 $10,940 2
$12,110 $13,770 $4,310
Any 7 $10,090 3
$11,260 $12,920 $3,460
Flex Bucks 80 N/A $9,770 4
$11,430 4
Flex Bucks Plan N/A $8,670 4
$10,330 4
$870 5

1 First year students normally reside in one of the traditional residence hall rooms.
   All first year students are required to have at least the Unlimited Meal Plan.
2 Second year students normally reside in one of the traditional residence hall rooms.
   All second year students are required to have at least the Any 10 Meal Plan.
3 Third and fourth year students residing in traditional dorms are required to have
   at least the Any 7 Meal Plan.               
4 Second year students residing in these rooms are required to at least have the
   Any 10 Meal Plan.                            
5 Commuters are required to have at least the Flex Bucks Meal Plan.  

For rooms identified as singles, an additional charge of $340 per year will apply. 

Summer 2017 Charges

  • $600 per credit hour
  • $525 per block for housing, $1050 Total
  • Summer Meal Plan 1: $150 plan (flex bucks per block)
  • Summer Meal Plan 2: $250 plan (flex bucks and 12 dining hall meals per block)

Payment Options  

Prior to each semester, a due date will be communicated by Student Business Services. By that due date, you may elect to pay your term bill balance in full or you may enroll in the Deferred Payment Plan. Use of the Deferred Payment Plan will permit you to pay the upcoming term charges in installments. In order to elect to pay on the Deferred Payment Plan, simply remit the proper portion of the net amount due by the specified due date. (Only charges related to the specific upcoming semester will be eligible for inclusion in the Deferred Payment Plan. Any “BEGINNING BALANCE” or balances related to prior periods shown on the account statement must be paid in full.)  

Payment Methods  

Regardless of the payment option selected, the College offers a number of payment mediums from which you may choose. First, if you are choosing to pay the balance in full, you may make payment by mailing a check in the envelope provided with the bill. If you are choosing to participate in the Deferred Payment Plan or would like to pay online, you may either select to pay with a major credit card or through the use of an electronic check/ACH. (Please note, if you choose to pay with a credit card, TMS will charge a convenience fee, which is not remitted to the College. However, paying online with an electronic check is free.)  You may click on the link at the top right of this page or go to the web page www.berry.afford.com to pay online.  In addition, payments may be made in person at the Cashier’s office by check or cash. Unfortunately, we will no longer be able to accept credit card payments of any kind in the Cashier’s Office.

If you have any questions regarding the Payment Options or the Payment Methods described above, please feel free to contact the Student Business Services at (800) 285-0960 or (706) 236-2252. 

Due Date

  • Payment in Full – Due December 10, 2016
  • Tuition Management Systems Payment Plan (TMS) – 4  Installments
    Due Dates: December 10, 2016, January 10, 2017, February 10, 2017, March 10, 2017
  • Tuition Management Systems Payment Plan (TMS) – 5  Installments
    Due Dates: December 10, 2016, January 10, 2017, February 10, 2017, March 10, 2017, April 10, 2017

Refund of Charges

All students who withdraw during a semester will be charged tuition and room and board, if applicable, at the rate of 10 percent of the semester charge for each week, or fraction thereof, of enrollment. If a recipient of financial aid withdraws and is scheduled to receive a refund, all or part of this refund will be used to reimburse the financial-aid program from which the student received funds. Other fees are nonrefundable.

Students receiving Title IV Federal Financial Aid (Stafford, Plus or Perkins Loans, Pell Grant, SEOG, etc.) who withdraw during a semester will be subject to the refunding of all or a portion of their financial aid to the respective loan or grant, according to Federal Regulations. Information on these withdrawal procedures and the Federal Regulations that apply are available in the Student Business Services Office. 

The Board of Trustees reserves the right to change any charge at any time.