WSU Changing Student Fees, Tuition Refund Policies

May 9, 2017

Wichita State University is in the process of changing its student fee structure to be more equitable.

Student fees pay for athletics and student services, and are currently calculated per credit hour. WSU wants to begin a flat-fee system where students pay fees based on the number of credit hours they take.

There would be three levels of student fees; all students in each level would pay the same amount.

WSU says the change will only impact student fees. Course fees, certain program fees and infrastructure fees will remain a per credit hour fee.

The university is also changing its tuition refund policy for students who drop classes.

It plans to drop its prorated refund schedule in 2017-18, and allow students to be eligible for a 100 percent refund for a period of time at the beginning of each semester.

After that period, refunds would only be given through the tuition refund petition process.

If the Kansas Board of Regents approves the two changes, the policies will go into effect fall semester.

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