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Tuition and Fee FAQ
What is the Special-Use Fee?
Whether you are just beginning your journey with us or a returning student, our pledge is to provide you with not only a world-class education but also the best possible college experience outside our classrooms and laboratories – one that makes your short time with us memorable and positively shapes you and your future in every imaginable way. In order to do that, we need an environment and facilities that equal the high quality of our academic programs and faculty and match the level of our commitment to your academic success and personal growth.
In spring 2015, the EKU Student Senate approved (and the Board of Regents and Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education ratified) a fixed, Special-Use Fee of $150 per semester that goes toward improving, renovating and/or constructing student-centered facilities. This Special-Use Fee is applied to all full-time undergraduate and graduate students and pro-rated for all part-time students based on number of credit hours. Part-time undergraduates will be assessed $12.50 per credit hour; part-time graduate students will be assessed $16.67 per credit hour. The Fee is applied regardless of where or how you take your classes; online and regional campus students are sharing equally in the cost. In the interest of fairness, no appeals or exemptions from the fee assessment will be considered. The Special-Use Fee is not applicable to dual-credit hours.
Two projects have now been renovated and/or constructed and funded with debt service funding provided by the Special-Use Fee. Students now enjoy a new, much larger recreation and wellness center and a renovated student union facility. For more details about these and other campus projects and plans, follow @EKU Builds on Twitter or at ekubuilds.eku.edu.
What is the Asset Preservation Fee?
Beginning with the fall 2018 semester, Eastern Kentucky University implemented an Asset Preservation Fee. This Fee, approved by the Kentucky Council on Post-Secondary Education (CPE) in February 2018, and also by the EKU Board of Regents in June 2018, is $10 per credit hour, capped at $150 per semester. The Fee is applied regardless of where or how you take your classes; online and regional campus students are sharing equally in the cost. In the interest of fairness, no appeals or exemptions from the fee assessment will be considered. The Asset Preservation Fee is not applicable to dual-credit hours.
Funds generated by the Asset Preservation Fee are restricted for University Education & General capital asset preservation and renovation projects. Funds will be used only to provide for much-needed maintenance and preservation of instructional, operational and common-use areas on campus and will not be used for new building projects or other new initiatives. The overarching purpose for the Asset Preservation Fee is to aid the University in being the best steward of the facilities and spaces already on our campus. Project priorities will be established by University Administration and will be reviewed and approved by the EKU Board of Regents prior to expenditure.