Administrative Unit

Bookstore

The Ensign College bookstore (The Outpost) is located on the first floor on North Temple. 

The Outpost is a gathering place for students to purchase their textbooks and get information about their classes. Textbook information is also available in the student portal, and on our web site https://www.ensign.edu/bookstore.

In the Outpost, students will find various food, beverages, snacks, school supplies and student necessities to help them succeed at Ensign College. Students can study, eat and watch the weekly devotionals while charging their laptops/phones in the lounge area of the Outpost.

Students may also find Ensign College merchandise to proudly support the school.

All Ensign College Students who are enrolled in classes are able to set up a meal plan account. Purchases of food, beverages and snacks at the Outpost and all purchases made at the Summit Grill will be discounted 10% and no sales tax will be charged. You need to use your GO Account / Student ID card to receive this discount. For detailed information about meal plans go to https://www.ensign.edu/the-summit-grill.

Building Use Policy

Individuals on campus are prohibited from bringing animals inside college facilities, except for service animals.

Cashiers Office Policies

Collections Policy

Students who do not pay the balance due in full may have their accounts sent to a collection agency if they are unwilling to set up a payment plan with the Cashier’s office and make regular payments. The College will charge students a collection fee of 25% (or more), depending on the charges from the collection agency. The additional 25% (or more) will become due the day the collection agency receives the account if payment has not been received by the College.

Reporting to Credit Bureaus

When uncollected balances are sent to the collection agency, they will also be reported to the credit bureaus, and this may impact the student’s credit score.

Course Content Charges

Some courses have course content charges. These charges are for required course-related materials delivered electronically through the Learning Management System (LMS). Course content charges are non-refundable unless the class is dropped by the Add/Drop Deadline.

Dropped Classes for Non-payment

In addition to late fees, students will be given until the 7th business day of the semester to contact the Cashier’s office on the 2nd floor of the College and make payment arrangements.  If the student fails to make payment arrangements by the end of the 7th business day, the student’s classes will be dropped.

Failure by the College to make contact with students during this process does not relieve them of their financial commitment.  Students who make payment arrangements with the Cashier’s office, but do not comply with the terms of their agreement, will be withdrawn from their classes.

Student health plan premiums must also be paid by the 7th business day of the semester or their classes will be dropped for non-payment.

Effect of Drop on International Students

To maintain your status as an F-1 student, you must enroll in a “full course of study” each semester except during official school breaks or a pre-approved exception from the International Student Office (ISO) office. Contact your DSO immediately if you drop or are dropped below 12 credits.

Nonpayment Policy

Tuition and health plan must be paid in full by the tuition and health plan payment deadline (see Academic Calendar for deadlines).  Failure to pay the full amount or arrange other financial support with the College will result in a late fee of $25 for balances less than $500 and $50 for balances greater than $500.  A late fee will not be assessed for students with a valid FAFSA on file with the school by the first day of the semester.

Reinstatement of Classes Dropped for Non-payment

The first time a student’s classes are dropped for non-payment they will be given 3 business days from the day classes were dropped to contact the Cashier’s office to make payment arrangements.  Students who make payment arrangements within the 3 days can have their classes reinstated by the Registrar’s Office.  After 5:00 pm on the 3rd business day, the student’s classes will not be reinstated.

The second-time students are withdrawn from their classes for non-payment during their academic career at the College their classes will no longer be eligible for reinstatement during the current semester unless the student submits an appeal and is approved.

Tuition Per Semester

Church Member Tuition

12-18 credits

$1,828

1-11 credits (per credit)

$153

More than 18 credits (per credit)

$153

Non-Church Member Tuition

12-18 credits

$3,656

1-11 credits (per credit)

$306

More than 18 credits (per credit)

$306

Health Insurance Per Semester

Required Health Plan

Premium Varies

**Waiver available for private health insurance if submitted by the tuition/health plan deadline.

Fees

Admissions Application

$35

Placement Test

$17

Challenge Examinations

$40 for most. $110 for Quickbooks.

Graduation Application (cap and gowns have an additional cost).

$15

Health Plan (required for ¾ time students & full-time)

Premium Varies

Incomplete Grade Fee

$5

College Printing:

100 pages in black & white per semester are free; 10 cents per page thereafter; 20 cents for color pages and ½ cent per square inch for the plotter; in minimum $3 increments

Estimated Expense Per School Year

Please visit https://www.ensign.edu/apply to learn more about specific costs for an academic year.

Tuition Refund Policy

Tuition refunds will only be given as follows:

Classes dropped up to the 17th school day of the semester

Students can drop classes at any point up to the Add/Drop Deadline (school day 17) for a full refund.  NO REFUND will be given for individually withdrawn classes after the Add/Drop Deadline (school day 17) unless the student officially withdraws from Ensign College (see below).

Complete withdrawal from school 

When a student withdraws from all of their classes at Ensign College after the Drop for Non-Payment Deadline, a pro-rated refund can be given by request until the 8th week of the semester.  There will be NO REFUND given when a student withdraws from school after 8 weeks of the semester have elapsed.

Exceptions to the Tuition Refund Policy

Ensign College recognizes that there may be situations beyond a student's control where an exception to the above policy may be warranted.  The following exceptions will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis to determine whether the situation merits an exception

  • Death of the student;
  • Death of an immediate family member where continuing school is impractical
  • Medical condition requiring extended medical care where continuing school is impractical
  • Acceptance of a qualifying internship.

Course content charges and fees are not refundable.  All types of refunds are requested at the Cashier's Office.

When a prorated refund is issued for students who completely withdraw, the refunds will be based upon this table:
1st Week of School, 100%
2nd Week of School, 100%
3rd Week of School, 100%
4th Week of School, 70%
5th Week of School, 60%
6th Week of School, 50%
7th Week of School, 40%
8th Week of School, 30%

Withdrawing or dropping classes when tuition is unpaid

Students who drop or withdraw from a class they have attended when their tuition has not been paid will be charged a fee (the % of the refund that is non-refundable).  (i.e. 1st & 2nd week of class = 0%, 3rd week of class = 20%, 4th week of class = 30%, etc.).

Honor Code Refund Policy

Refunds will not be issued to students who are suspended or expelled from the college due to honor code reasons.

Compliance Hotline

Anonymous Reporting of grievances regarding any campus-related issues may be submitted through our Ethics Point system at https://secure.ethicspoint.com/domain/media/en/gui/17652/index.html.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial Aid and Scholarship Office Contact Information

Address: 95 N 300 W Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Second floor of Ensign College

Call: 801-524-8111

Text: 801-923-3698

Email: finaid@ensign.edu, scholarships@ensign.edu

Types of Financial Aid Available

There are many financial options that may be available for students:

Ensign College Scholarships

To embrace and support each individual’s unique talents and circumstances, the College provides a variety of scholarship funds for students. Ensign College has a new Scholarship Portal which allows students to apply for institutional scholarships – as well as many outside scholarship opportunities. Please visit our scholarship website to learn more about the scholarship options and to apply for a scholarship, https://www.ensign.edu/scholarships.

General Scholarship Policies

Ensign College scholarship recipients are expected to abide by the Ensign College Scholarship Policy. Please view https://www.ensign.edu/scholarship-policies.

 

Types of Federal Financial Aid Available

Students may apply for federal financial aid by submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To learn more about federal financial aid at Ensign College, visit https://www.ensign.edu/financial-aid. Ensign College participates in the following federal programs. 

Federal Pell Grant

https://www.ensign.edu/federal-pell-grant 
A Federal Pell Grant is provided by the U.S. Department of Education on the basis of financial need. Pell Grants are based on the estimated cost of attendance, length of the enrollment period, and then number or program applicable credits in which a student enrolls. Most students do not have to be enrolled full time to qualify for a Pell Grant; however, taking less than 12 credits will result in a prorated award. The student must be an undergraduate who does not already have a bachelor’s degree. A Pell Grant is not a loan and is not required to be paid back. 

Federal Direct Subsidized Loans

https://www.ensign.edu/federal-direct-stafford-loans 
A Federal Direct Subsidized Loan is provided by the U.S. Department of Education on the basis of financial need. A Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan is also provided by the U.S. Department of Education; however, it is not based on financial need. A student must be enrolled in at least 6 program applicable credits in order for their loan funds to disburse. Principal and interest payments are postponed while the student is enrolled in at least 6 credits (half time) and during the six-month grace period after graduation or ceasing to attend at least half time. While the student is enrolled in at least 6 credits (half time), the federal government pays the interest for the student. For more information on student loans and grace periods, please visit https://studentaid.gov/

Federal Direct Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)

https://www.ensign.edu/parent-plus-loan 
A Federal Direct Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) is available for the parents of undergraduate students who are enrolled in at least half-time (6 credits). The amount borrowed by the parent may not exceed the estimated cost of attendance during the period of enrollment. Please contact the financial aid office to determine eligibility.

General Eligibility for Federal Student Aid

In general, a financial aid recipient must meet the following eligibility standards:

  1. Have a high school diploma, G.E.D. certificate, or a high school equivalency certificate issued by their state of legal residence.
  2. Be admitted and enrolled as a degree-seeking student.
  3. Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen.
  4. Be making satisfactory academic progress. For details please visit https://www.ensign.edu/satisfactory-academic-progress.
  5. Be current on any required repayments of federal grants and/or federal student loans received for attendance at any school.
  6. If required, a male student must be registered with Selective Service.
  7. Have a valid Social Security Number.

How to Apply for Federal Student Aid

All students applying for federal student aid must first complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility. Students can apply online at https://studentaid.gov/. The FAFSA requires information from the student’s federal tax form and possibly the student’s parents’ or spouse’s federal tax form. Other information, such as number of individuals in the household, number attending college, value of savings accounts and assets, etc., will need to be reported.

After the student’s FAFSA has been submitted to the U.S. Department of Education, and evaluated, a Student Aid Report (SAR) will be sent electronically to Ensign College. This information will be used to determine the types of aid for which the student is eligible.

One week after submitting a FAFSA, students should check their “To Do List” in their MyEnsign Student Center to verify their FAFSA was received by Ensign College and to determine if any additional information is required to process their application. Any additional documentation requested should be submitted through the Financial Aid Forms Portal as soon as possible to avoid delays in receiving federal financial aid. Students can expect federal aid award information to be available in their online Financial Aid Student Portal within four weeks of submitting the last correct required document.

Important Deadlines for Federal Student Aid

Financial Aid Census Date

The amount of financial aid you qualify for is affected by the credit hours for which you are enrolled as of 11:59 p.m. on the financial aid census date (“FAD”).  Classes added after this date or dropped/withdrawn before funds are disbursed to your student account will not impact your financial aid eligibility for the semester.

Please review the academic calendars to identify the financial aid determination deadline https://calendar.ensign.edu/.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Deadline

The Department of Education must receive a valid FAFSA by the student’s last day of enrollment for the academic year. Students should complete their FAFSA and submit any required documents preferably two months before their last day of attendance. 

Verification

The financial aid office recommends students turn in all verification items as soon as possible – preferably no later than two months before the last date of enrollment. It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of all deadlines.

Return of Title IV or Withdrawals

Students receiving financial aid or scholarships should check with the Financial Aid Office before withdrawing or dropping any classes after the semester has begun.  Students should never just stop attending class.  If a student drops or withdraws from individual classes, they must have begun attending in each course in order to remain eligible for the initial disbursement of financial aid.

At the end of the term, the financial aid office will review students who do not complete some or all of their classes and your last date of attendance is reviewed and/or your academic participation.  If a recipient of Title IV grant or loan funds completely withdraws (either officially or unofficially) from the College after beginning attendance, the amount of Title IV grant or loan assistance earned by the student must be determined.  Financial aid may be reduced after this review is complete and student will be notified via email about balances returned to the Department of Education.

Please visit https://www.ensign.edu/return-title-iv-funds-withdrawals for more detailed information.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

A student receiving federal aid (federal grants and loans) must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). SAP includes your cumulative grade point average, your aggregate completion rate (Pace) and the maximum time frame to complete your degree. All periods of enrollment count toward Satisfactory Academic Progress (Fall, Winter, Spring), including periods when a student does not receive financial aid.

Students must maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA, complete at least 67% of the classes taken, and complete their program within 150% of the published program time (see your academic catalog year for specific # of credits). 

Please visit our website for more information and the SAP policy https://www.ensign.edu/satisfactory-academic-progress.

Marriage and Federal Financial Aid

Students who are married by the last day of the Winter semester, may choose to update their marital status.  Students are encouraged to speak with the financial aid office before changing marital status if they have already submitted a FAFSA for the current academic year.

For more information about changing marital status, please view https://www.ensign.edu/marriage-financial-aid.

Firearms and Weapons Policy

The College does not allow weapons on campus property, even when granted a civil permit to carry one. Weapons, defined as firearms or weapons, include any device that can expel a projectile, knives that are longer than 3 ½ inches and/or is a multi-edge blade, explosives, or other items that in their intended use are capable of inflicting serious injury or damaging property. Facsimiles of firearms or dangerous and destructive weapons are also prohibited. Any replicas of weapons on campus property are also prohibited. Weapons that are illegally purchased, illegally owned, or illegally stored or against landlord policies are prohibited. Because these items pose a clear risk to the persons and property on the Ensign College campus, violation of this policy may result in immediate suspension (separation) or ban. Suspected violations of this policy should be reported immediately to campus security (dial 2-2771 from on-campus college phones or 801.240.2771). Failure to report suspected violations may result in expulsion from the College.

Clery Act

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act ("Clery Act") The College makes available its annual security report (Campus Security Report and Federal Legal Disclosure Document) and information on completion or graduation rates.

Right of Access

Ensign College is a private institution. Therefore, all grounds, walkways, parking areas, and buildings owned by the College are private property. The College retains the right and legal authority to limit or otherwise restrict access to the campus for any reason it may deem appropriate. As an educational institution, Ensign College affirms its right to guard or protect employees, students, and guests from interferences that would disrupt any class, program, activity, event, or permitted function. This includes stalking or other conduct that is threatening or disruptive to students, employees, or guests on campus properties.

Service Animal Policy

Service animals are dogs who are trained to perform a specific task for their owner. Dogs whose sole function is to provide comfort or emotional support do not qualify as service animals. Students with questions about the use of a service animal are welcome to meet with the disability service office. Employees requiring the use of a service animal may contact the Human Resource office. 

  • Owners of service animals are solely responsible for any damage to persons or property caused by their animal. 
  • A service animal may be excluded from college property if they exhibit unacceptable behavior or pose a direct threat to the health or safety of others. 
  • Animals are to be under the control of a handler at all times.

Summit Grill

Summit Grill is located outside of the Ensign College building but is still located on the Triad Center block, between the KSL building and the Devereaux Mansion.  You can also access the Summit Grill by taking the parking lot elevators down to parking level 2 (P2) and walking through the KSL building.

You can place and pay for your order at ww.thesummitgrill.com.  We offer a wide variety of burgers, sandwiches, salads, and Pizza Hut 9” pizzas.  Summit Grill is open Monday – Friday.

Summit Grill employs Ensign College students exclusively, so supporting Summit Grill also supports our hard-working students.

All Ensign College Students who are enrolled in classes are able to set up a meal plan account.  Purchases of food, beverages and snacks at the Outpost and all purchases made at the Summit Grill will be discounted 10% and no sales tax will be charged. You need to use your GO Account / Student ID card to receive this discount.  For detailed information about meal plans go to https://www.ensign.edu/the-summit-grill.

Username and Password Protection

Students should never share their Ensign College username and password with any other person or business. Providing this information to others could potentially compromise the College’s systems as well as student personal information (e.g. social security number, finances, grades). Because providing this information to other people or businesses puts Ensign College at risk, individuals who do so could face dismissal from the College.

Waiver of Risk

Some courses at the College require travel or may involve risk. Enrollment in such courses is voluntary, and students should not take these courses unless they are prepared to assume the risk involved. By choosing to participate, students voluntarily agree not to hold Ensign College or its faculty and staff liable. Ensign College also disclaims liability of any kind for injury or illness of students as a result of participation in student activities connected with the College. The College makes every reasonable effort to provide safe conditions for all courses and student activities.