Kent State Freezes In-State Undergrad Tuition--For Now
Undergraduate tuition at Kent State is going to hold steady for in-state students, for now.
And, the university’s controversial ‘overload’ credit fees will be mostly going away.
At the university's board meeting this week, Kent State’s trustees extended last year’s university budget until the state of Ohio finalizes its new budget.
Tuition will be frozen until then, too, for the largest group of Kent students: in-state, undergraduates
And the board approved raising the upper limit for regular full-time student status to 18 credits, effectively eliminating a surcharge paid by students who went an hour or two over old limit of 16.
“We believe in student success," school president Beverly Warren said. "And to have a credit hour cap was not conducive to students to be challenged and motivated to graduate in a timely fashion. From day one I think you’ve heard me say I don’t like the overload fee. And, I said we must eliminate it in this academic year, so students can move forward.”
Of the tuition freeze, Warren said that might have to be revisited depending on the eventual state budget.