Thursday, May 28, 2009

New tuition rates for DDP students

As announced earlier, WSU is increasing tuition in response to state funding cuts. Here are the new rates for DDP students:
Undergraduate
Full-time: Resident,$3,800; Non-resident, $5,572.
Additional hours: Resident, $354; Non-resident, $531.
Part-time, per credit: Resident, $380; Non-resident, $557.
Graduate
Full-time: Resident, $4,228; Non-resident, $6,214.
Additional hours: Resident, $397; Non-resident, $595.
Part-time, per credit: Resident, $423, Non-resident, $621.
Increases in financial aid, such as Pell grants and Hope Tax Credits, will offset some of the tuition hike. Find out what help is available by talking with one of our financial aid advisors.

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2 comments:

  1. I find it humorous that university complains about possible anti-competitive practices when the UW and WSU in a coordinated effort to raise tuition.

    And speaking of tuition is the cost of delivering DDP courses the same as on campus courses?

    My first inclination is that they cost less because of the lack of infrastructure required. Shouldn't there be a pricing differential. This is especially true because most DDP students only carry 1-3 courses at a time due to full time work schedules.

    Why should their credit hour cost never benefit from the full time discount of 12-18 credit hours on a per credit hour basis that a campus student typically carries?

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  2. I think the cost is the same because the faculty is the same. It's not like buying sparkplugs online, where you can avoid the overhead. DDP uses instructors who work at the various colleges and those colleges have expenses, like pruning the ivy. It probably costs something too to hire those people who put the courses online. Finally, even though the cost may be the same, you save big bucks by not having to move to Pullman.

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