Spring 2021 Course Delivery Modes and Billing FAQ

Please consult the Course Delivery and Billing Guidelines.

The guide describes how courses are billed. There are three types of course delivery modes:

  • On-campus courses are offered in a physical location on our campus with a set time/day and building location (M).
  • Remote Learning courses have a set time/day but do not have a building or location (REMOTE via the Internet).
  • Distance Learning courses do not have a set time/day and do not have a building location (DL). Faculty teaching these courses will set, at a minimum, a weekly check-in time. Students will not be penalized if they cannot participate in the weekly check-ins, but should work with their instructors if they need to meet at another time (DL).

Also, there are courses that are considered independent study. These are specialized courses such as doctoral dissertation or master’s projects that may require students to be on campus (IND).

 The Tuition and Fees Estimator, may be used. The Estimator will help you determine how certain course combinations influence your tuition and fees for Spring 2021. Be sure to read the information carefully.

It depends on how you combine the courses. If you select 12 or more credit hours in on-campus or remote learning courses (9 credit hours if you are a graduate student), you won’t be charged fees for distance learning. But, if you choose a combination of less than 12 credit hours of on-campus or remote learning courses (or 9 credit hours for graduate students) plus distance learning courses, you will be charged fees for distance learning. Additionally, if you choose all distance learning courses and you choose to live on campus, you will be charged on-campus fees.

It depends. You should be careful about how you combine your courses in the categories of “on campus” and/or “remote learning” and/or “distance learning,” since this combination will impact your costs. Please use the Tuition and Fees Estimator to determine what combination of course types will work best for you.

Some courses are delivered remotely and have a set time and day. These are referred to as Remote Learning courses. Remote Learning courses, while delivered from a distance, are not classified as distance learning, so they are billed as “on campus.” These courses are similar to courses taught on campus—the professor will meet you at a set time and will lead instruction using Zoom or Blackboard.

If you live in the residence hall, you will be using university facilities, for example, dining areas, the Student Center, Library Services and other buildings. This use of facilities and services are part of the normal fees associated with living on campus.

If you are paying for a course that is taught in a classroom on campus, yes, you should be able to participate in the classroom. Due to capacity constraints because of the pandemic, you may be assigned to a group and will attend the class in person on some days and remotely on other days. This rotation will be made clear to you when the course begins.

A distance learning course is delivered online. Distance learning courses have no set time/day (online, asynchronous) and do not require students to meet at a certain time, day or location. Students and instructors will not be in the same location, and students may not have direct, scheduled instruction. For example, video lectures that can be viewed weekly may be part of the course. But, these courses should still have a weekly opportunity for students to check-in with the instructor. Check-ins can be regularly scheduled, but there can be no penalties if a student cannot meet during a check-in. Regular office hours should be scheduled as well so students have the option to meet with their instructor during an office hour.

Yes. Faculty will hold regularly scheduled office hours virtually. Please check your syllabus for your instructor’s office hours. The office hour days and times should be shown clearly on the syllabus.

Yes, currently, restrictions are in place. International students cannot enroll in more than one online course (DL). Please consult the Office of International Affairs or the Graduate College for details.

Feel free to contact your advisor or your department chair. Use the Tuition and Fees Estimator to test out different scenarios to get an estimation of your costs. Also, student forums will be held by the university and your colleges to provide information. Please check this website frequently.