Course Fee Waiver for 100 Percent Online Courses Policy

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Category Name: Business & Financial
Responsible Unit: Finance and Management 
Responsible VP: VP for Administration & Finance
Adoption Date: 2020-05-19
Last Revision Date:
Last Review Date:
Shared governance: none

Policy Statement

This policy dictates course fee waivers for all courses that are 100 percent online and do not utilize materials associated with a course fee.

Purpose/Scope

All courses that are 100 percent online and do not utilize materials associated with a course fee will not be assessed a course fee.

Applicability

This policy applies to all 100 percent online courses.

Definitions

Course Fees – A fee may be charged for a course or courses that have extraordinary costs that meet the following criteria; this listing is not intended to be all-inclusive:

  • Special course supplies and materials where the student retains an end product of worth,
  • Special and unique services provided by the course,
  • Extraordinary costs associated directly with degree, diploma, or certificate program delivery,
  • Costs associated with a course specific to scientific chemicals, supplies and materials, modest equipment, and proper disposal of waste,
  • The fee represents a financially significant savings to the student.

Policy Procedures

Course fees will not be assessed on courses that are 100 percent online and do not utilize materials associated with a course. Course fees may be assessed if students enrolled in online courses have access to and utilize materials associated with the course.

Links to Related Procedures and Information

There are no links for this policy at this time.

Contact Information

Assistant Vice President for Finance and Management

History (in descending order)

Item Date Explanation
Next Review Date 2023-05-19 Three year review
Adoption Date 2020-05-19 Policy Adopted
Draft Review Date 2020-03-27 Draft Policy under 30-day Campus Review

Approval

This policy is approved by:

Cabinet

2020-05-19

Last Updated 5/21/20

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