St. Cloud State’s tuition system allows new undergraduate students taking 12-18 credits to pay one flat rate starting fall semester 2017.
The updated tuition model also offers flat-rate cost savings to returning students taking 15-18 credits for the next two years, while allowing those taking 1-14 and 19+ credits to continue to pay per credit mitigated rate. This mitigation will remain in place for two academic years and enables returning students time to complete their degree under the tuition model previously in place with the option to take advantage of the new flat rate model.
The tuition model change was proposed to the Minnesota State system in the spring.
In the flat-rate band, students can take more credits without paying more tuition.
Earning more credits for the same price helps students . . .
- Graduate on time
- Spend less on housing and transportation
- Improve lifetime earnings with an earlier career start
A 10-year study of St. Cloud State students — across all grade-point averages — shows they stayed in school and performed better when taking 15 credits.
Rates for returning undergraduate students
Here’s how the new tuition system affects about 9,990 returning undergraduate students:
|15-18||Pay the flat rate. See the cost of attendance page for per-credit rates for categories such as residents, non-residents, off-campus courses and online courses.|
|12-14||Resident undergraduate students pay $241 per credit. See the cost of attendance page for per-credit rates for other categories, including non-residents, off-campus courses and online courses.|
Fall semester charges have been posted to student accounts through the eServices system.
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