Southeast MO State's undergraduate tuition to remain one of lowest in region

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - The tuition and fees at Southeast Missouri State University will remain flat in fall 2016, approved by the Board of Regents.

The Board met at 8:30 a.m. on May 6.

When combined, the fall 2016 total per credit hour tuition and general fees charged to students will be $233 for Missouri resident undergraduates and $412.50 for non-residents. This is the same rates charged in fiscal 2016.

Based on the new rate schedule approved by the Regents, Southeast's tuition will remain lower than almost every comparable university in the region.

The Regents, however, did approve a .7 percent increase in graduate tuition for fall 2016. Under the new schedule, per credit hour rates will be $296.50 for resident graduate students and $525 for non-resident graduate students.

In addition, the Regents approved a $10 per credit hour increase in total tuition and general fees for lower division courses at Southeast's regional campuses, bringing that rate to $160 for fall 2016.

The Board approved a special $50 course fee effective with the fall 2016 semester on two new kitchen lab courses for dietetics majors offered in the Department of Human Environmental Studies.

They also approved special course fees for electronic materials for seven courses for fall 2016. They reduced the cost of electronic materials for four courses for 2015-2016.

The fee covers the cost of students being provided with single sign-on to access the university's learning management system and their electronic course materials.

Mangels said the cost assessed as a special course fee is equal to or less than the cost of purchasing a code through the bookstore.

You can find the agenda in its entirety here.

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