Explanation Of Tuition and Fees

Tuition: The basic charge to cover the general instructional expenses, student services, library and plant operations. Tuition covers but a portion of these costs, which also are supported by generous gifts, grants and endowment income.

Student fee: The University assesses a fee that is budgeted and spent for student activities and services.

Audit fee per hour: A reduced rate of tuition designed for students and members of the community who merely want to take a course without credit and examinations. The audit fee per course enables an undergraduate to sit in on as many class periods as the student desires in any lecture course on the campus. Studio courses, laboratory courses, online courses and methods courses in education are not conducive to auditing and must be taken for credit. Any student may take one course per semester as audit on a space-available basis. The course must be designated as audit before the sixth week of the semester. Prior permission of the instructor is required and student participation will be determined by the instructor. Audit students receive neither a grade nor credit for the course.

Transcript fee: A charge to cover the cost of processing a request for a certified transcript copy and mailing to prospective employers and graduate schools.

Technology Fee: The technology fee is used to enhance the infrastructure and applications used by the university.