Student Fee Adjustments for the Summer 2020 Term
The University of Baltimore completed a review of the mandatory student fees being charged for the summer 2020 semester, considering their applicability in the fully online environment.
The auxiliary operating fee per credit hour rate is reduced by 68%, from $23 to $7.34. The entire SBA fee will be reduced for School of Law students. The technology and student center fees support ongoing fixed costs, specifically debt service and renewal and replacement. The student service units are providing 100% of their services remotely and the SGA will provide their normal summer semester activities.
Because of the high value of a UB degree, and the costs associated with providing a dynamic learning environment (even remotely) that makes progress toward that degree possible, the price of UB’s tuition will be maintained for the current and future semesters. In addition to the value and access to faculty and academic support it provides, tuition is at its core, the price paid for credits taken and earned each semester. That part of campus life will not change. What does change is that students will no longer be charged some of the fees normally expected like room and board for residential students, parking, and athletic fees. Therefore, the overall price paid by students and families will be less under remote learning. In a remote learning environment, students continue to engage with faculty and the academic support structure and have nearly 24-7 access to the same technology platforms as if they were on campus. Even access to health and counseling services remains available, as are access to student clubs and other interests. The goal remains providing a supportive, productive, and innovative community of learning, whether in-person or on a remote basis.
For more information, please review our Summer Fee FAQs.