Tuition Differential

Frequently Asked Questions:  Tuition Differential

  • 1. What classes are affected?
  • The tuition differential only pertains to general education and art history courses. It does not apply to studio classes.

  • 2. How much is the increase?
  • Michigan/Non-Michigan Residents: $10 per credit hour
  • International Students: $14 per credit hour
  • 3. Who does this affect?
  • Any undergraduate student who has earned 56 or more credit hours after each semester's grades post will be affected. Graduate students are not affected by this change.

  • 4. How do I know how many credit hours I have earned?
  • In MyFSU, Student tab, MyRecords link, select the Transcript link and scroll to “Transcript Totals”. Refer to number in the “Overall Earned Hours” column. You may need to manually add the number of registered hours for the current semester, if grades have not posted yet for that current semester.

  • 5. How will my bill be affected by this increase?
  • If you have earned less than 56 credits hours at the end of each semester, but will have earned more than 56 credit hours once grades post, then your first billing statement for the upcoming semester will not reflect the increase. Your bill will be recalculated to reflect the higher tuition amount after grades post.

  • 6. How much will this cost me?
  • To calculate the impact this tuition differential will have on your billing statement, multiply the number of general education and art history credit hours you are registered for in the upcoming semester by the appropriate per credit hour charge as listed in question number two.

  • 7. Will my payment plan be affected?
  • Yes, if you have earned more than 56 credit hours, your payment plan will be adjusted to reflect the higher amount.

  • 8. I am a transfer student, will I be affected by this change?
  • Yes, if you have earned more than 56 credit hours, you will be charged the higher tuition rate. Note, your “earned hours” will include only hours that have been accepted by KCAD. If your transfer credit hours are reviewed and exceed 56 earned hours after the semester begins, your tuition rate will be adjusted, which may result in you owing a balance to KCAD.

  • 9. Will my Founder’s scholarship cover the tuition differential?
  • Yes. The Founder’s Scholarship will be adjusted to cover the tuition differential.

  • 10. Will my Native American Tuition Waiver cover the tuition differential?
  • Yes. Your Native American Tuition Waiver will be adjusted to cover the tuition differential.

  • 11. Will my Ferris Faculty/Staff Tuition Waiver cover the tuition differential?
  • Yes. Your faculty/staff tuition waiver will be increased to cover the tuition differential.

  • 12. Can I appeal these additional charges?
  • No. This tuition differential is a Ferris State University Board of Trustees-approved mandate and is not subject to appeal.

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