Summer sessions tuition adjustment approved
March 10, 2006
KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University's Board of Trustees approved a change March 9 to the way tuition is assessed for WMU's two summer sessions.
Effective with the start of the 2006 Summer I session, students taking summer classes will be charged tuition on a per-credit-hour basis, rather than on the flat-rate tuition schedule the University uses during the fall and spring semesters.
WMU President Judith I. Bailey recommended the change to the board, saying a review of the tuition schedule and consultation with faculty revealed that students taking summer classes often have different educational goals than students who take classes during the traditional fall and spring semesters. Those attending in the summer often include professionals taking one or two classes for certification or visiting students from other colleges and universities who are taking a limited credit load.
"This move represents no additional funding, it simply enhances the opportunities non-WMU students have to be active in our summer programs," Bailey said.
The board's approval of the reformation means students enrolled in the Summer I and Summer II sessions will pay the following per-hour tuition:
Michigan residents: lower-division undergraduates, $194.18; upper-division undergraduates, $214.59; graduate students, $305.67.
Non-Michigan residents: lower-division undergraduates, $506.81; upper-division undergraduates, $564.31; graduate students, $688.85.
Part-time students also are assessed a $157 enrollment fee and a $6 student assessment fee per session.
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