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Determining Tuition Charges per Term

In order to determine your tuition costs you will need to consider five factors.

  1. What is your residency status?
    You state of residence is one of the primary factors in determining your assigned tuition rate. Please note that specific eligibility criteria apply and that it is important that students monitor their residency and corresponding tuition rates in Campus Connection. Visit with the Office of Registration and Records for more information about residency.
  2. Are you taking undergraduate or graduate credits?

    Undergraduate credits and graduate credits are assessed at different rates. Students taking classes in both careers may be charged separately for each.

  3. How many credits are you planning to take?

    • Undergraduate students taking 12 or less credits per semester are assessed tuition at the part-time, per-credit tuition rate. Undergraduate students taking 13 or more credits per semester are charged the flat, full-time rate which is commonly referred to as the "tuition cap".
    • Graduate students are charged a per-credit rate, regardless of the number of credits. There is no tuition cap for most majors, with Architecture being the sole exception.
    • Cooperative Education and Teaching Learning Academy credits are not included in the capped rate.

  4.  Are you taking undergraduate or graduate credits?

    Undergraduate credits and graduate credits are assessed at different rates.

  5. Does your academic program have a Differential Tuition Rate?

    Each of the following academic programs are assessed a Differential Tuition Rate. The differential tuition rate is higher than the base rate and starts at the point in time that the student is accepted in to the program. Engineering students, for example, are accepted in to their programs as Freshmen.

    • Engineering
    • Architecture and Landscape Architecture
    • Nursing
    • Pharmacy
    • College of Business Majors and Minors
    • Public Health - Master or Certificate

    Note: In addition to tuition, all students are charged mandatory student fees. Some may also be charged course fees, depending on the classes selected.

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