Apr 18, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]



Fee Payment Policy

You become financially obligated to the University of Kentucky when you register for classes. This financial obligation can only be adjusted if you add/drop hours or officially withdraw from the University. It is your responsibility to comply with the policy and schedule for paying registration fees.

A student with unpaid tuition/fees who subsequently leaves or officially withdraws from school will be held liable for a percentage of those fees and will be declared delinquent subject to the penalties imposed by the institution for financial delinquency.

Students who late register will be assessed a $40 late registration fee.

Monthly Account Statements

Account statements will be created at the end of each month itemizing that month’s new charges and credits. The University must receive the total amount due (less estimated aid) on or before the due date indicated on the account statement. If full payment is not received by the due date, a late payment fee of 1.5 percent of the amount due will be assessed.

Late Registration Fee

All continuing students are expected to priority register each semester for the next semester. New students are assigned a specific date for registration. Any student who registers after the regular registration period will be charged a late registration fee of $40.


All auditors are charged the same fees they would pay for credit.

Internship Courses

Students taking internship courses (e.g., courses numbered 399) must register for the course during the term the internship is taken and pay all required semester fees. In no case shall students be allowed to defer registration and payment for summer internships to the following fall semester.

Zero-Credit Courses

Some University courses are offered for 0 credit hours. The fees for these courses are based on the number of hours per week the course meets, so that the cost of a 0-credit course which meets one hour per week is the same as the cost of a 1-credit course for a student in a particular classification (i.e., resident, nonresident, graduate, undergraduate). Zero-credit courses are counted as part of the student load for fee payment purposes and for purposes of issuing ID cards.

There is no fee for a course numbered 749, or 769, if the student is approved to take the 769 course for 0 credit hours. In a few departments zero-credit courses are actually laboratories which are a required part of another course. They are numbered separately for scheduling purposes, but no additional fee is charged.

Financial Delinquency

The University of Kentucky expects students to be responsible in their financial obligations to the University or any department or division thereof. The University assesses student fees for various services, fines, and materials. Students are to be properly notified of amounts to be paid and designated payment due dates. After unsuccessful collection efforts by the department or division, the student is classified delinquent and the following may occur: financial holds, class cancellations, late fees, collection agency efforts, and denial of access to student services.

Financial Ombud Services

The Financial Ombud provides a neutral and confidential setting for current and prospective students and their parents to discuss difficult or unusual financial problems affecting tuition and fee payment. The Financial Ombud resolves problems, counsels, and makes recommendations and referrals as needed.

The Office of the Financial Ombud Services is open from 8 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. and is located in 10 Funkhouser Building. For information, questions, or appointments, email: financialombud@lsv.uky.edu.

Health Care

For the regular fall and spring semesters, payment of the mandatory health fee by full-time students entitles them to medical and behavioral health care at University Health Service. Part-time students may pay the health fee or use the Health Service on a fee-for-service basis. The health fee is voluntary for all students for the summer session. Students are strongly advised to have health insurance to cover medical expenses incurred beyond those covered by the health fee. For more information on the health fee or the services provided, call 859-323-5823; or visit us at: www.ukhealthcare.uky.edu/uhs.

Wildcard Student ID

All students admitted to the University (both full-time and part-time) are expected to obtain a WildCard student ID. You must bring a government-issued photo ID when you come to get your WildCard. This is a permanent card that becomes valid each semester when fees are paid. The cost of a new WildCard is $17.00; replacing a lost WildCard is $32.00. We accept cash, credit (all except American Express), check, and plus account. The following information will help you understand your responsibility and how to fully utilize your WildCard ID. For additional information, visit our website at: https://www.uky.edu/wildcard.

  • Your WildCard ID is the official identification for class attendance and tests, the Student Employment office, and student elections.

  • Stop at a circulation desk at any campus library to activate the library barcode number and you can use your WildCard to check out books and materials. Students must have their WildCard student ID card to enter the William T. Young Library between 10 P.M. and 6 A.M.

  • The Plus Account is an optional debit program for University of Kentucky students. A Plus Account is automatically open and accessed as a feature of your WildCard student ID. The Plus Account is extremely flexible and widely used on campus and off campus for dining‚ bookstores‚ printing‚ copying‚ prescriptions‚ and much more. Residence Hall laundry and campus printing may only be accessed using a Plus Account.

  • The WildCard will access your Dining and Flex Accounts. Off-campus students may also purchase a Dining Plan.

  • The WildCard is your key to your residence hall.

  • Use your WildCard at University Health Service to pay for services not covered by the health fee, like vaccinations, medical equipment, or prescriptions in the student health pharmacy. Visit: www.ukhealthcare.uky.edu/uhs/ for more information.

  • Use your WildCard ID at the Singletary Center for the Arts, the Ticket Center and the Cat’s Den.

  • Pick up football and basketball tickets and use your WildCard ID for entry to other UK campus events.

  • You must have your WildCard for access to the Johnson Center‚ the Lancaster Aquatic Center‚ and to check out equipment.

  • Use your WildCard to open an account at the UK Federal Credit Union.

  • Get free unlimited access on all Lextran routes by showing your valid Wildcard ID when boarding Lextran buses.

  •  You even have the option to link your PNC account to your WildCard so you can use it to get cash with no fee at any PNC ATM. There’s no charge to link and it’s easy to do online. That’s one powerful card! For more information, visit a PNC Bank near you or www.pnc.com/uk.

  • PNC Bank helps make it easier for University of Kentucky students to keep track of their money. Virtual Wallet Student® provides interactive tools that help take the guessing game out of managing money - like easy ways to check balances online or through Text Message Banking and Alerts, you can set up to flag you or your parents when an account balance is low. Plus, with ATMs and branches conveniently located on or near the University of Kentucky campus, we’re here when you need us. For more detailed information on all the features of Virtual Wallet Student and banking at PNC, or to open an account, visit www.pnc.com/uk, stop by any PNC Bank branch, or call 1-877-PNC-1000 today.

  • Linking your WildCard to your PNC Bank accounts enables you to use your WildCard in ATMs only. Your PNC Bank account is a separate account from the Campus Meal Plan and plus account. PNC Bank, NA. Member FDIC.

If you lose your WildCard ID, report the loss immediately to the WildCard ID Office at 859-257-1378, 160 Avenue of Champions, Suite A380, Lexington, KY 40506; or the Plus Account Office at 859-257-6159. You can also cancel your card online at: www.uky.edu/plusaccount.

The WildCard ID Office is open Monday through Friday, 8 A.M. to 4:15 P.M.

Any financial charges/transactions made with this card are the responsibility of the student. The cost of a new WildCard is $17.00; replacing a lost WildCard is $32.00. We accept cash, credit (all except American Express), check, and plus account. The WildCard ID is the property of the University of Kentucky and must be surrendered upon request of authorized officials of the University.​

Personal Expenses

(not payable to the University)

Books and Supplies. Range from $400-$600 up, depending on the student’s major field of study and schedule of classes for the semester. Students may use their Plus Accounts for purchases at the University of Kentucky Bookstore. Plus Account deposits may be made at the following locations: online at www.uky.edu/plusaccount ($20 minimum; $2 convenience fee); the Plus Account Office ($20 minimum, no fee) 859-257-6159, between 8 A.M. and 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday; Student Account Services ($20 minimum, no fee); or DART machines in campus computing labs (cash only, any whole dollar amount, no fee). For more information about Plus Accounts, call 859-257-6159.

Laundry. UK’s washers and dryers are equipped with credit/debit card payment and mobile e-wallet systems such as Apple-Pay, Samsung Pay, or Google Wallet. For convenience you may also download a mobile app to pay for laundry directly from your smartphone by scanning the machine QR codes. All apps are secure and PCI compliant.

You can start a machine in the following ways:

  • Swipe MasterCard or Visa credit or debit card on machine.
  • Use the smartphone app and scan the QR code on the machine.
  • Use an e-wallet app.

You can also monitor the availability and status of the machines either through a computer web portal or via your smartphone, as described below.

You can register and set up an account on your computer. After logging in, you will be able to:

  • See which machines are available for use.
  • Go to laundry room and swipe your payment card to start the machines.
  • Verify how much time is left for a cycle.
  • Get a text message or email when your laundry is finished.

You can register and set up an account on your smartphone by visiting the App Store or Google Play Store. The app also allows you to pay for your laundry from your smartphone by adding funds directly to your phone app. It allows you to:

  • See which machines are available for use.
  • Then open the app, scan the machine’s QR code, tap to start the machine
  • Verify how much time is left for a cycle.
  • Get a text message or email when your laundry is finished.

Students who may not have a debit/credit card or preloaded funds may purchase a MasterCard or Visa debit/credit card at the UK Bookstore, grocery or convenience stores. All washers and dryers are tagged with usage directions, and laundry information and instructions are posted in each laundry room.

Detergent: All laundry rooms are equipped with high Efficiency (HE) washing machines. Please be sure to use HE detergent only. When using soap PODs, please load the POD directly into the tub prior to adding your laundry.

Withdrawal from the University

You may cancel your registration before the first day of class by using myUK. See below for dropping a class with a W grade.

All students, including degree seeking, non-degree seeking, and visiting students, who wish to leave the university during a term (fall, spring or summer) must formally withdraw.

There are five methods of withdrawing from the University of Kentucky:

  1. withdrawing in person at the Registrar’s Office in 10 Funkhouser Building;
  2. requesting withdrawal from course work via UK email account;
  3. requesting withdrawal from course work via fax;
  4. mailing your withdrawal request to the Registrar’s Office; and
  5. drop or withdraw from all courses using myUK (available prior to the first day of fall/spring classes; available through the first day of summer sessions).

In person: A student is required to come to 10 Funkhouser Building between 8 A.M. and 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday and complete an Authorization to Withdraw card. Additional signatures may be required depending upon the student’s enrollment status. The date noted on the Authorization to Withdraw card will serve as the student’s official withdrawal date.

Email/Fax request: There are circumstances in which a student cannot physically appear to withdraw. For these cases, the Registrar’s Office will accept an emailed (from the student’s UK email account) or faxed request for withdrawal. The date of the email/fax will serve as the official date of the withdrawal. The fax number is 859-257-7160.

The information needed for the fax request is:

  • full name
  • student number
  • list of courses
  • term
  • date
  • signature (not required if emailed from the student’s UK email account)
  • phone number

Mail request: The student may mail a written request for withdrawal to the Registrar’s Office at:

Student Records
10 Funkhouser Building
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40506-0054

The postmark will serve as the official date of the withdrawal. Information for withdrawal via mail is identical to that of the fax request.

NOTE: After the last official day to withdraw from a term, the student must start the withdrawal process beginning with the dean of the student’s college. (Senate Rule, V.1.8.3). A student should contact his/her college’s student services office for more details concerning this process.

Refund and Fee Liability Policy

Tuition refunds or outstanding fee liabilities for students who officially withdraw through the Registrar’s Office, or who change their status from full-time to part-time or further reduce their part-time status through Add/Drop, will be made according to the following schedule. All dates are those designated in the official University Calendar.

Semester Students Who Withdraw By: Will Receive Refund/Reduction Will Continue to Owe
Fall 2020 August 16, 2020
August 21, 2020
September 14, 2020
Winter Intersession 2020-21 December 20, 2020
December 21, 2020
January 2, 2021
Spring 2021 January 12, 2021
January 20, 2021
February 10, 2021
Summer Session 2021 May 11, 2021
May 17, 2021
June 1, 2021

After last day to officially withdraw per University Calendar - No Refund

Refunds are based solely on the date of withdrawal, regardless of whether students attend any class(es). As required under section 484B of the Higher Education Act (HEA), to assure recovery of federal financial aid funds, a special refund schedule applies to those students receiving Title IV financial assistance who withdraw (officially or unofficially) during the academic term.

A student not paying tuition fees and subsequently leaving or officially withdrawing from school will be held liable for one-half of those fees. In the case of nonpayment, he or she will be declared delinquent subject to the penalties imposed by the institution for financial delinquency.

Questions concerning fee payment procedures may be directed to the Financial Ombud, 10 Funkhouser Building, email: financialombud@lsv.uky.edu. Questions concerning tuition refunds may be directed to the Registrar’s Office, Funkhouser Building, 859-257-7157.

Dining Costs 2020-2021

Dining will offer four dining plans, one minimum plan and three optional plans, to students living on-campus during 2020-21. These dining plans provide from ten meals per week to unlimited servings per week. One block plan of 150 meals per semester is available only for Resident Assistants (RA).

Each dining plan also includes ‘Flex Dollars.’ Flex Dollars can be used to purchase à la carte items at any of the more than 30 dining locations across campus. Flex Dollars may be carried over from the fall to spring semester.

Per Semester, Fall and Spring

Plan Flex Dollars Per Semester Price Per Semester
Minimum Plan (10 meals per week) $75.00 $1,630.00
All Access Blue $250.00 $2,100.00
All Access White* $400.00 $2,200.00
150 RA $500.00 $1,590.00

*Default Dining Plan.

Housing Rates 2020-2021

Residence Halls and Greek Housing 1

Residence Halls
Effective Fall 2020
Per Semester
Fall and Spring
2-Person Suite (UK The University Inn)  
    Per Person $3,863.00
2-Person Suite (P3 Converted Resident Advisor Units)  
    Per Person $3,863.00
4-Person Suite (UK Premium Type A Units)  
  Per Person $3,863.00
4-Person Suite (P3 Type A Units)  
  Per Person $4,110.00
2-Bedroom Suite (UK Premium and P3 Type B Units)  
  Per Person $4,684.00
4-Bedroom Suite (P3 Type C Units)  
  Per Person $5,059.00
2-Bedroom Deluxe Suite (P3 Type D Units)  
  Per Person $5,161.00
4-Bedroom, 2-Bath Deluxe Apartment (P3 Type E Units - University Flats) 2  
  Per Person $5,165.00
2-Bedroom, 2-Bath Deluxe Apartment (P3 Type F Units - University Flats) 2  
  Per Person $5,259.00
UK Greek  
  Double $3,193.00
  Single $4,790.00
Additional Break Housing Fees  
  Blazer, Smith, Wildcat Coal Lodge, and Woodland Glen IV 3 $84.00
Early Move-in Daily Rate Per Day

UK Apartment Housing

Graduate Housing Per Month,
Effective July 1, 2020
University Flats Graduate (P3)  
  Studio $1,016.00
  1-Bedroom $1,134.00
Greg Page Stadium View Family Apartments (UK)  
  2-Bedroom $793.00
Shawneetown (UK)  
  Efficiency $615.00
  1-Bedroom $712.00
  2-Bedroom $793.00
Lexington Theological Seminary (UK)  
625 South Limestone  
  Efficiency $615.00
  1-Bedroom $712.00
  2-Bedroom $822.00
633 Maxwelton Court  
  Townhome $1,083.00
Roselle (Graduate)  
  Single Room $602.00
Specialty Apartments  
German House (UK)  
  Single Room $678.00
  1-Bedroom Apartment $779.00
Specialty Apartments (UK)  
  1-Bedroom (Patterson Hall) $758.00
    Daily Rate $33.00
  Studio 1-Bedroom (Patterson Hall) $838.00
    Daily Rate $33.00
  2-Bedroom (Roselle and Ingels) $1,082.00
    Daily Rate $43.00

UK Summer School Housing

Effective Summer 2021

12-Week Summer School Session
  2-Bedroom Suite $2,228.00
  1-Bedroom Suite $2,706.00
Monthly Summer Housing 4  
  2-Bedroom Suite $743.00
  1-Bedroom Suite $902.00
Daily Rate  
  2-Bedroom Suite $25.00
  1-Bedroom Suite $30.00

1 University-constructed housing is prefixed with ‘UK’. Housing constructed and managed as part of the public-private partnership is prefixed with ‘P3’.

2 University Flats and Boyd Hall are available during all academic recesses of the University (August 17, 2020 to May 7, 2021) to accommodate students who require housing during these periods.

3 Additional break housing fees for Blazer, Smith, Wildcat Coal Lodge, and Woodland Glen IV to accommodate students who require housing during all academic recesses of the University (August 17, 2020 to May 7, 2021).

4 Monthly Summer Housing is available during summer break in a designated summer housing building for students enrolled in the preceding spring term or the following fall term, but not enrolled in summer school.

View Tuition and Mandatory Fees 2020-2021