IU East to offer banded tuition rate for undergraduates beginning fall 2016

December 2, 2015 |

Indiana University East encourages its undergraduate students to finish in four years. In coordination with Indiana University and the Indiana Commission for Higher Education’s initiative to help undergraduate students to stay on track to graduate on time, IU East is offering a banded tuition rate beginning the 2016-2017 academic year.

Banded tuition, sometimes known as “flat rate” tuition, is defined as charging a single-tuition rate for enrollment within a specific range of credits.

IU East Chancellor Kathryn Cruz-Uribe said the banded tuition rate gives students an incentive to graduate within four years, ultimately reducing costs.

“We are committed to our students by providing a high-quality degree at an affordable price. By offering banded tuition, we are helping our students by completing their academic goals so they can more quickly enter the profession of their choice,” Cruz-Uribe said. “Additionally, more students may be inclined to try a variety of courses or complete a minor or certificate without the worry of further costs.”

Effective fall 2016, undergraduate students enrolled at all IU campuses will pay one rate for their basic tuition when taking between 12 credits and 18 credits. Students who enroll in fewer than 12 hours will continue to pay the per credit hour rate for tuition. Students enrolled in 19 or more credit hours will pay the banded tuition rate up to 18 credit hours plus the per credit tuition rate for each credit over 18. The banded tuition rate will be different for in-state and out-of-state residents. IU East has a reciprocity agreement that offers in-state tuition fees to those residing full-time in the Ohio counties of Butler, Preble, Darke, Mercer, Shelby and Van Wert.

In an effort to increase the number of students who successfully complete undergraduate degrees and do so within four years, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education passed a resolution in August 2014 that encouraged the state’s public colleges and universities to adopt a banded tuition model. Indiana University committed to working with the commission at that time to set banded tuition rates for IUPUI and IU’s regional campuses by the start of the 2016-2017 academic year.

Students who are enrolled in on-campus degree programs can include online courses in the 12-18 credit hour tuition band. Students who are enrolled in online degree programs and pay for courses by the credit hour are not eligible to pay the banded tuition rate.

For more information on the benefits of banded tuition at IU East, visit iue.edu/bandedtuition/.