The graduation application fee covers the processing of the final credit evaluation for graduation requirements, one transcript order after graduation (additional transcripts orders cost $5.50 each), the diploma paper, the printing of the diploma, the leather bound diploma cover, all graduation correspondence and mailings. The graduation application fee also covers the costs related to the rental of the cap, gown and hood, the commencement ceremony, and the reception after the ceremony. Once a degree audit has been completed, the $120 fee will be billed to the student's account. This fee applies to all students applying for graduation, not just those who participate in the ceremony. In addition, all balances must be paid in full prior to graduation in order to receive a cap and gown, and to participate in the ceremony.