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Tuition Pricing

Why are some students charged a tuition package rate instead of an hourly charge?

A decision was made to charge package pricing beginning with the 1996-97 school year. Students enrolled in 12-18 hours are assessed the package rate as opposed to an hourly rate.

The reasons behind the change to package pricing is to encourage students to take more credit hours each term, and thus graduate more quickly. In addition, it has been determined that full-time students utilize more services than the hourly part-time students, thus resulting in a higher charge for services.​

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