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Tuition Rates

Tuition rates are based on:

  • Student Classification (undergraduate or graduate)
  • Enrollment Status (full-time or part-time)
  • Delivery Mode (Web, On Demand, Face-to-Face).

We understand that it can be difficult to identify ways in which the tuition structure applies to you.

Our hope is that by providing additional information, you will be better informed and know what to expect when your tuition bill arrives.

Students enrolling exclusively in semester based web courses
are charged the standard distance learning rate, regardless of location.

2016-2017 Academic Year - Online (Web) Rate
Undergraduate Students $496 per Credit Hour
Graduate Students $679 per Credit Hour
2016-2017 Academic Year - OnDemand Rate
Undergraduate Students $413 per Credit Hour
Graduate Students $570 per Credit Hour

The Kentucky P-12 Professional Educator Rateis a special tuition rate for Kentucky teachers in specific master degree programs. It is $495 per credit hour for the first 3 credit hours and $295 per credit hour for anything above 3 credit hours taken in one term.

Delivery Mode and Billing
  • Distance Learners: Students enrolling exclusively in distance courses (i.e. semester based web courses, On Demand courses or a combination of the two) are charged per credit hour. There is no full-time distance learning rate. Students will be charged the applicable per credit hour rate for each course (the distance learning rate for semester-based web credit hours; the current in-state tuition rate for on demand credit hours). No out-of-state tuition is ever charged for distance learning courses.
  • Semester-based web + face-to-face: Full-time undergraduate students who enroll in a combination of face-to-face classes + web will be charged the applicable in-state or out-of-state tuition rate + an additional per credit hour fee for the web class (the 2016-2017 is $100 per credit hour); Part-time undergraduate students who enroll in a combination are charged the applicable per credit hour rate for each course.
  • On Demand + face-to-face: Full-time undergraduate students who enroll in a combination of face-to-face classes + on demand are charged per credit hour, based on class type (face-to-face or on demand) for all hours taken up to 12 credit hours. Those enrolling in at least 12 hours of face-to-face classes + on demand classes are charged the applicable full-time tuition rate + the per credit hour rate for the additional on demand classes. On Demand credit hours are not included in full-time tuition. Part-time undergraduate students who enroll in a combination are charged the applicable per credit hour rate for each course.

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 Last Modified 6/14/16