Undergraduate Online Pricing Frequently Asked Questions

Beginning Fall 2019, undergraduate courses offered fully online will be assessed using the Undergraduate Online Learning Rate, in addition to tuition and mandatory fees for any other courses. The Undergraduate Online Learning Rate is the same for resident and non-resident undergraduate students. 

  

Q:Why is this pricing change necessary? 

A: Proposed pricing considers student access and convenience, as well as costs for building a strong online program infrastructure. Students can still build a course schedule with a flat tuition and mandatory fee rate and take as many non-online courses as permitted by their academic advisor. If a returning student is taking an online course, the student may be eligible for a Transition Grant during the 2019-2020 academic year to help offset any increase in cost related to the Undergraduate Online Learning Rate.  

 

Q: How much will my tuition bill increase if I take an online course? 

A:   Full-time students enrolled in on-campus courses interested in taking a fully online course will be charged the Undergraduate Online Learning Rate for each online credit hour. For example, if a full-time student enrolled in 12 hours of on-campus coursework takes three additional credit hours online, they will be charged their regular tuition plus the Undergraduate Online Learning Rate for three online credit hours.   

Students enrolled only in fully online courses who exceed the 12 credit hour threshold, will be charged the Undergraduate Online Learning Rate and the mandatory fees applicable to a student enrolled in online coursework.  

All full-time students that take at least one course on campus will be charged the full rate of mandatory fees - $674.50 per semester, which gives them access to all services available to full-time students. If a student is only registered for course that are fully online, the student will be charged a reduced amount of mandatory fees.  

For Academic Year 2019-2020, the Undergraduate Online Learning Rate per credit hour for students enrolled in fully online courses and no on-campus courses is:  

Tuition 

$559.00 per credit hour 

Mandatory Activity/Service Fees 

$11.00 per credit hour 

Total Online Learning Rate 

$570.00 per credit hour  

 

For Academic Year 2019-2020, the Undergraduate Online Learning Rate per credit hour for students enrolled in at least one on-campus course is:  

Tuition 

$559.00 per credit hour 

Mandatory Activity/Service Fees 

$42.00 per credit hour 

Total Online Learning Rate 

$601.00 per credit hour 

Students should review their estimated student account statement at myUK to anticipate tuition charges for Fall 2019. For further questions regarding online pricing please contact your financial aid counselor at 859-257-3172 use the online chat feature at www.uky.edu/financialaid.  

 

Q: What if a course is required for a major and only offered online? 

A:    Returning students—particularly those with 90 or more credit hours—enrolled in an online course required for a major may be eligible for a Transition Grant to offset part or all of any increased cost associated with the new Undergraduate Online Learning Rate. To be eligible, applicants need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA as soon as possible. For more information on the Transition Grant, please click here.  

  

Q:   What if a course is only offered online in a particular semester? 

A:    Generally, required coursework for undergraduate degree completion will be offered both online and on-campus within an academic year. Returning students enrolled in a course that is only offered online in a particular semester may be eligible for a Transition Grant to offset part or all of any increased cost associated with the new Undergraduate Online Learning Rate. To be eligible, applicants need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA as soon as possible. For more information on the Transition Grant, please click here.  

  

Q:   Will it take me longer to graduate if I want to avoid paying for online courses? 

A:    Impact on progress toward degree should be minimal. Students can still build a course schedule with a capped tuition rate and enroll in as many on-campus courses as permitted by their academic advisor at no additional charge. Generally, required coursework for undergraduate degree completion will be offered both online and on-campus within an academic year. If you are enrolled in a course that is only offered online in a particular semester, you may be eligible for a Transition Grant
  

Q:   What if I have to take an online course because of my work schedule or internship? 

A:    Returning UK students should complete an Transition Grant Appeal Form to request consideration of individual circumstances that may fall outside the Transition Grant criteria. Please contact your financial aid counselor at 859-257-3127 or use the online chat feature at www.uky.edu/financialaid if you have specific questions about the appeal process. 

  

Q:   What if I am currently enrolled in a fully online program? Will my tuition bill increase because of this policy? 

A:    Undergraduate students enrolled in fully online programs will be assessed the Undergraduate Online Learning Rate of $559 per credit hour. Additionally, mandatory fees will be assessed at $11 per credit hour. Some students will see an increase in their tuition bill, but others may see a decrease in their tuition bill. 

Students should review their estimated student account statement at MYUK to anticipate tuition charges for Fall 2019. Please contact your academic advisor with any questions about changing a fully online course to an on-campus course. For additional information about the Transition Grant and questions related to the Undergraduate Online Learning Rate, please contact your financial aid counselor at (859) 257-3172 or use the online chat feature at www.uky.edu/financialaid

  

Q:   What courses are available online? 

A:   Please see a complete catalogue of online courses and fully online programs at https://www.uky.edu/academics/online-programs 

  

Q:   Can I take both traditional on-campus and online courses? 

A:    Yes.  
  

Q:   Will I be considered a full-time student for financial aid purposes if I take online courses? 

A:    Any undergraduate student enrolled in 12 or more credit hours (whether those courses are online or on-campus) in a semester will be considered a full-time student. 
  

Q:   Do online students pay mandatory fees? 

A:    Yes. However, if all of your classes are delivered online, you will be charged a reduced amount of mandatory fees. Please visit the Registrar’s website for a complete summary of mandatory fees and assessment policies. 
  

Q:   Can online students utilize student services and facilities such as the Johnson Center and WT Young Library? 

A:    Students enrolled in at least one on-campus course will have access to all student services in accordance with tuition and mandatory fees policies. Fully online students will have access to a limited number of services supported by mandatory fees. For example, the technology fee will be assessed to all students, whereas the Johnson Center student fee will only be assessed to students with at least one on-campus course. For more information, please visit the Registrar’s website
  

Q:   Can online students buy a campus parking permit? 

A:    Fully online students are not eligible to buy a campus parking permit. For more details on parking permits and eligibility, please visit UK Transportation Services
  

Q:   Can online students live in campus housing? 

A:    UK students must be enrolled for a minimum of nine credit hours of on-campus courses to be eligible to live in campus housing. For more information, please visit Campus Housing

  

Q:   Are online students required to buy a campus dining plan? 

A:    No. Fully online students are not required to buy a campus dining plan. However, fully online students are eligible to buy a campus dining plan and eat in campus dining facilities if they choose to do so. Please see details at: https://uky.campusdish.com/MealPlans 
  

Q:   How will undergraduate students taking graduate online courses be billed for those courses? 

A:    Undergraduate students taking graduate online courses will be assessed the Undergraduate Online Learning Rate. 

  

Q: When will I know if I will receive a Transition Grant to help offset any increase in cost due to the Undergraduate Online Learning Rate? 

A:    Decisions will be made by Friday, July 19, 2019. Student accounts will be updated automatically based on eligibility criteria (Learn More). For more information about the Transition Grant criteria, please visit transition-grants. If you believe you are eligible for a Transition Grant for the Fall 2019 semester and did not receive one, please submit a Transition Grant Appeal Form.