UT students able to save thousands of dollars with credit hour fee change

December 8, 2015 | News, UToday
By Jon Strunk

Beginning in spring 2016, full-time undergraduate students will be able to take two more credit hours per semester at no additional cost, a change that could save students thousands of dollars over the course of their college careers.

Currently, in-state students taking 12, 13, 14, 15 or 16 credit hours in a semester are charged the same full-time tuition rate of $4,025.88, equivalent to the 12 credit hour rate. For each credit hour over 16, students are charged an additional $318.39. Out-of-state students benefit from a parallel system that includes the out-of-state surcharge.

Beginning spring semester 2016, the same full-time tuition rate will be extended to cover 12 to 18 credit hours per semester, with per credit hour charges beginning at the 19th credit hour.

Further, the two-year tuition freeze the state of Ohio passed in June guarantees that students and their families will be able to take advantage of this additional education at no extra cost for a minimum of the next five semesters (including summer sessions).

“Finding additional ways to keep a college degree financially accessible to students is one of my top priorities,” said UT President Sharon L. Gaber. “This initiative will financially benefit many of our learners immediately.”

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