The Differential Graduate Tuition Task Group has examined the opportunities and challenges associated with differential graduate tuition and has made recommendations. The study was prompted because Board of Governors policy includes a provision allowing institutions to charge differential graduate tuition if approved by the chancellor. The policy requires that institutions support tuition-increase requests using these criteria:
The task group identified three high-cost, nationally accredited graduate programs that require high levels of student service: Counseling (College of Education), Communicative Disorders (College of Health Sciences), and Social Work (College of Business and Public Affairs). Relevant features of these programs include the following:
The task group recommends requesting permission of the chancellor to institute differential tuition for the Counseling (10% increase), Communicative Disorders (20% increase), and Social Work (10% increase) programs. However, the group notes that system-level discussions are in progress and may negate or reinforce the recommendations made by WCU’s Differential Graduate Tuition Task Group.
The task group report is currently under consideration by the President's Cabinet.
To request the Office of the Chancellor to approve a 10% differential in tuition for the 3 programs identified.