MTU Switching to Flat Rate Plan for Average Credit Hours

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Great Lakes Radio News UpdateMARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News)Officials with Michigan Tech say the Houghton school is moving to a  plateau-style tuition plan for undergraduates beginning with the upcoming fall semester.

The plateau will be set at 12-18 credit hours. That means undergraduates will pay a flat rate for a course load ranging from 12 to 18 credit hours.

The decision to adopt the plateau tuition plan was made by the university after analysis that found in fall 2011, full time undergraduate students on average took 14.7 credits per semester. In fall 2012, the average was 14.6.

Tech joins Northern Michigan University in Marquette and four other state universities in Michigan that already have adopted plateau tuition plans.

The dollar amounts plan will be determined at the May meeting of Tech’s Board of Control, when tuition rates are set for the coming year. The plateau plan will not apply to graduate tuition.

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