College of Engineering Differential Tuition

Since 2004, students taking classes offered by the College of Engineering & Applied Science have been paying a tuition differential. The primary goal of this program is to improve the college’s undergraduate teaching laboratories and infrastructure.

Starting at $5/credit in 2004 and pleating at $20/credit in the fall of 2007, this program has to date raised over $1.5 million in additional revenue for the College. Differential tuition dollars have funded a wide variety of improvements within the College, ranging from computer systems to GPS surveying equipment to injection molding machines.

Each department and administrative unit within the College of Engineering has the opportunity to request differential tuition funds. Each proposal is evaluated by the Advisory Committee for Differential Tuition. It is this committee’s responsibility to make recommendations regarding the proposals the committee feels have the most merit. The committee has five voting members, three students and two faculty/staff from the college.

Questions regarding differential tuition within the College of Engineering should be directed to Associate Dean Ron Perez.

Ethan Munson, Ph.D.

Associate Dean