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A Counseling and Wellness Services (CWS) Fee will appear on your University bill. This fee is an optional $20 fee. If you choose to pay the CWS Fee, you will be able to receive mental health services at CWS at no cost. You may choose to waive the fee and continue to utilize the counseling and wellness services, but you will be assessed $20 per session for services received. For information regarding waiving the optional fee, see the Frequently Asked Questions below.
A missed session occurs when a client (1) does not show for their session, (2) notifies their therapist that they will miss their session with less than 24-hours’ notice, or (3) they arrive more than 15 minutes late for their scheduled appointment without prior arrangement.
A $20 missed session fee for the following types of sessions:
- Intake Assessment
- Individual Therapy
- Couples Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Pre-Group meeting
- Group Debriefing
- Psychological Assessment Sessions (assessed per appointment, not per hour)
- Psychiatric Intake
- Psychiatric Medication Management
All fees are billed through the Bursar’s office as a “Health Service Fee.”
How much is the CWS Semester fee?
The fee is $20 per semester (Fall, Spring, Summer).
What do I have to do if I want to pay the fee?
Nothing, the fee will automatically appear on your billing statement.
What do I have to do if I don’t want to pay the fee?
To waive participation in the Wellness/Counselling fee. Go to:
- WINGS Express
- Student and Financial Aid
- Student Fees
- Waive Optional Items
- Click on the Well/ Counselling
- Checkmark the 3 boxes and Waive Participation
It will come off the bill immediately when you look at the Account Activity.
What if I don’t pay the fee and then want to seek services at CWS?
If you haven’t paid the semester CWS fee, you will be charged $20 per session for all therapy, assessment, psychiatric and life coaching services. We will not charge a fee for the initial evaluation for services and crisis intervention sessions with non-clients. All fees appear on your billing statement as a “Health Service Fee.”
Is there a way for me to add the fee after I’ve opted out of paying the fee?
Changes to Optional fees may be made by the second Friday of each term. If you have paid the fee and would like to opt-out or if you have not paid the fee and would like to opt-in, you have until the second Friday of the term to make that change. To opt back in before the deadline contact RaiderConnect: firstname.lastname@example.org or 937-775-4000. After the second Friday of the term, no changes may be made. You have the option to pay or opt-out of the fee each semester of enrollment.
So, if I pay the Counseling and Wellness Services fee in the Fall semester, will that cover me for the Spring semester as well?
No, you must pay the fee each semester to have access to services at no additional cost.
If I pay the Counseling and Wellness Services fee, then I will not be billed anything for services at CWS?
You will not be charged session fees if you have paid the CWS fee for the current semester. However, you will be billed missed session fees if you cancel with less than 24-hours notice, miss the session or arrive more than 15 minutes late a session. The missed session fee is $20 per missed session.
If I miss a session with less than 24-hour’s notice but I have a good excuse, can I get the missed session fee waived?
You are welcome to discuss any missed session fees with your provider. If they support a waiver for the fee, they can submit a fee waiver request to the Director of Counseling and Wellness Services.