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Differential Tuition

History:

In Fall 2013, the Caine College of the Arts institutued differential tuition as a way to provide a more valuable college experience to the CCA students and control increasing course fees.  Students pay $38.76 per academic credit in the Caine College of the Arts, and funds generated from differential tuition have enabled CCA to fund visiting artists, classroom improvements, student travel, matching URCO, and many more projects that continue to improve students' personal academic success.  The Dean directs the use of these funds with recommendations and input from the Differential Tuition Advisory Committee, which is comprised of students, faculty, and staff that represent each of the departments in the college.

How it works:

The Caine College of the Arts offers the opportunity for any member of the College, including faculty, staff or declared student major, to submit a proposal for differential tuition funding to enhance the experience of students in the college.  Applications are encouraged to read and closely follow the guidelines in preparing their proposals.  The Differential Tuition Advisory Committee will review the proposals and make recommendations to the Dean for funding.  Proposals are due in the fall of each year for funding during the next fiscal year, beginning July 1.  

Frequently Asked Questions


What is Differential Tuition?

Differential Tuition is a per credit hour charge that helps the Caine College of the Arts (CCA) support a diverse and creative learning environment that enables the college to meet the goals stated in our mission statement. Differential Tuition funding provides students with the training, experience and facilities to attain excellence as performers, designers, instructors, and artists.

How are Differential Tuition funds administered?

The Dean directs the use of these funds with recommendations from the Differential Tuition Advisory Committee, which is comprised of students, faculty, and staff that represent each of the departments in the college. The actions of the committee and dean are governed by the charter for the Caine College of the Arts, Differential Tuition Advisory Committee. Examples of Differential Tuition projects.

Why does the College charge Differential Tuition?

In Fall 2013, the Caine College of the Arts instituted differential tuition as a way to provide a more valuable college experience to CCA students and to limit increasing course fees. Funds generated from differential tuition have enabled CCA to fund visiting artists and scholars, classroom improvements, student travel, matching URCO funds, replacement for outdated equipment and many more projects that continue to improve students' personal and academic success.

What courses have Differential Tuition?

All courses offered by the Caine College, including those offered by the Departments of Art and Design, Music, and Theatre Arts have differential tuition.

What is the cost of Differential Tuition?

Students currently pay $38.76 per academic credit in the Caine College of the Arts.

What are Differential Tuition funds to be spent on?

Funds generated from differential tuition support student research and creative activities, presentations by visiting artists and scholars, facilities improvement, new equipment and staffing as well as other projects that align with the mission of the college, enhance the student experience, and improve the visibility of the college or department.

The Dean directs the use of these funds with recommendations and input from the Differential Tuition Advisory Committee, which is comprised of students, faculty, and staff that represent each of the departments in the college.

How can I submit a proposal for Differential Tuition?

The Caine College of the Arts offers the opportunity for any member of the College, including faculty, staff or declared student major, to submit a proposal for differential tuition funding to enhance the experience of students in the college. Proposals are due during the fall of each year for funding the next fiscal year (beginning July 1).

Applicants are encouraged to read and closely follow the guidelines in preparing their proposals. The Differential Tuition Advisory Committee will review the proposals and make recommendations to the Dean for funding.

Who serves on the Differential Tuition Advisory Committee?

The Differential Tuition Advisory Committee is comprised of students, faculty, and staff members that represent each of the departments in the college.

 Differential Tuition Guidelines