Tuition for regional locations and online classes set

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KALAMAZOO--Acting at its July 25 meeting, the Western Michigan University Board of Trustees approved a tuition increase for its regional locations and online courses.

Effective fall 2012, tuition will increase by 3.91 percent to $378.66 per credit hour for undergraduate courses offered at regional locations and $535.29 per credit hour for graduate courses and programs offered through Extended University Programs either online or at regional locations. The current $20 per class technology fee will be maintained for both face-to-face classes and online graduate-level classes.

Tuition for undergraduate courses that are 100 percent online will be assessed tuition in accordance with the rate for on-campus students who are Michigan residents in WMU's lower division--freshmen or sophomores. That rate is $316.03 per credit hour. In addition, the current $60 per credit hour fee for 100 percent online undergraduate courses will be maintained.

"Extended University Programs' inclusive tuition rates benefit nontraditional students who take courses at WMU regional sites or online," says Dr. Dawn Gaymer, associate provost for Extended University Programs. "Because there is no distinction between resident and nonresident rates, EUP students may take 100 percent online courses from anywhere in the United States without incurring a higher tuition rate."

Go to wmich.edu/tuition for a complete breakdown of 2012-13 tuition and fees.

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