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Toledo Tuition Guarantee FAQs

Q. What is the Toledo Tuition Guarantee?

A. The Toledo Tuition Guarantee establishes a fixed tuition rate for four years to provide price transparency and consistency for families, while also encouraging students to complete their bachelor’s degree in four years.

New degree-seeking undergraduate students entering in 2018-19 will be the first to enroll under the guarantee. For these students, in-state tuition, on-campus housing, meal plans and mandatory fees applicable to all students regardless of course of study will remain fixed for four years.

Q. Who qualifies to participate?

A. Beginning with the 2018-19 academic year, the Toledo Tuition Guarantee will apply to all new degree-seeking undergraduate students who enroll at the University for the first time as first-year students or transfer students.

Those students who enrolled at UT before summer semester 2018 will follow the traditional tuition model and will not participate in the Toledo Tuition Guarantee plan. The plan also does not apply to graduate students, non-degree-seeking students, exchange students, or students participating in College Credit Plus or other pre-enrollment or postsecondary option programs.

Q. How long does the guarantee last?

A. The Toledo Tuition Guarantee freezes in-state tuition, on-campus housing, meal plans and mandatory fees applicable to all students regardless of course of study for four academic years, which includes eight consecutive fall and spring semesters, four summer semesters and any intersessions within that period.

Students in programs that take longer than four years to complete because of required additional semester credit hours due to accreditation or licensing requirements or required internships or co-ops will be granted up to a one-year extension of their guaranteed cohort period. The list of applicable programs is being finalized.

Q. What if I first enroll starting in spring or summer rather than the fall?

A. A student’s cohort is based on the academic year in which the student first enrolls as a degree-seeking student. All members of each cohort will have a Toledo Tuition Guarantee rate that is fixed for four consecutive academic years from the time of enrollment.

However, each cohort’s academic year contains two cohort groups — one for fall semester and one spring semester — which are used to determine the student’s cohort period. For example, for the academic year 2018-19, students who start in the fall would have a cohort period from fall 2018 through summer 2022. Students who start in the spring would have a cohort period from spring 2019 through fall 2022.

New students whose first enrollment is summer semester will join the subsequent cohort in the fall. Students will pay the prior cohort rate for the initial summer term and then will be assigned to the cohort tuition rate for the fall semester that immediately follows.

Students are encouraged to use summer and intersession terms to ensure they are on track to earn a sufficient number of credit hours to graduate in four years, which for most programs is 30 credit hours per year.

Q. What costs are included in the Toledo Tuition Guarantee?

A. The guarantee includes in-state tuition, on-campus housing, meal plans and mandatory fees applicable to all students regardless of course of study. Tuition and mandatory fees include the instructional, general and facilities fees, library and special services fees, and the undergraduate career services fee.

UT students who reside further than 25 miles from campus are required to live on campus for their first two years. In the event that demand for residential hall housing exceeds supply, first and second year students are given priority.  As a result, while the cost of on-campus housing is fixed for four years, availability cannot be guaranteed beyond a student’s second year.

Fees specific to a course or program of study are exempt from the guarantee, as are service charges, fines, and the out-of-state tuition surcharge.

Q. What happens if I do not graduate in four years?

A. Students who take classes beyond the four-year guarantee period will be placed into the cohort relevant to the credit hours needed to graduate or the oldest unexpired cohort, which would be the cohort of students who began the program the year following the student’s first year of study.

Students may request an extension of his or her guaranteed cohort price should they not finish their degree in four years. Such requests will be evaluated by a Toledo Tuition Guarantee appeals committee. Exemptions will be granted to students called to active military service or who cannot complete the degree program due to unavailable required courses. The appeal process is being established.

Q. What if I enroll in a program that takes longer than four years?

A. Students in programs that take longer than four years to complete because of required additional semester credit hours due to accreditation or licensing requirements or required internships or co-ops will be granted up to a one-year extension of their guaranteed cohort period. The list of applicable programs is being finalized.

Q. What if I transfer to The University of Toledo from another college or university?

A. The Toledo Tuition Guarantee applies to all new degree-seeking undergraduate students who enroll at UT for the first time on or after fall semester 2018, including transfer students who enroll from another college or postsecondary institution and non-traditional students who enroll for the first time.

Q. What if I am an out-of-state or international student?

A. The Toledo Tuition Guarantee sets rates for in-state tuition, mandatory fees, and on-campus housing and meal plans.  The out of state surcharge is added to the guarantee rate to calculate the total tuition for out-of-state or international students.

Q. If I leave school and come back, what happens?

A. The Toledo Tuition Guarantee in most cases lasts four consecutive academic years. Students who leave and re-enroll during their initial four-year time period would pay the guaranteed rate for the remainder of the original four-year term time period. If the student does not graduate during that period, he or she will be placed into the cohort relevant to the credit hours needed to graduate or the oldest unexpired cohort.

Readmitted students, who first enrolled at UT as degree-seeking students prior to fall 2018, will not be part of Toledo Tuition Guarantee and will follow the traditional tuition model.

Q. Will The Toledo Tuition Guarantee affect my financial aid?

A. No. Current students who enrolled at UT as degree-seeking students prior to fall 2018 are not impacted by this plan.

Q. I will begin attending The University of Toledo in summer 2018. Am I included in the Toledo Tuition Guarantee?

A. Yes. Students who enroll for the first time in summer 2018 will pay the continuing student tuition rate for the initial term, but will be assigned to the entering semester cohort that immediately follows for fall 2018.

Q. I am in a program in which my fourth year of undergraduate study is graduate-level course work. How will the Toledo Tuition Guarantee impact me?

A. Students admitted to an established undergraduate to graduate pipeline program may enroll in graduate-level coursework as outlined by the program. This enrollment will be at their guaranteed undergraduate tuition rate until their cohort period expires, or their undergraduate degree is completed.

Additionally, students who complete their undergraduate degree within or by the end of their guarantee period are eligible to receive a scholarship of $500 towards graduate education at UT. To be eligible, students need to enroll in a UT graduate program no more than three semesters (excluding summer) following completion of their bachelor’s degree. The scholarship will be awarded following the completion of their first semester of graduate work.

Q. I participated in College Credit Plus at another institution prior to attending The University of Toledo. Am I considered a new first-year student or a transfer student?

A. Federal and state education policies consider students “new first year students” when they first enroll in a college or university after receiving a high school diploma. Therefore, students who earned credit through College Credit Plus or similar programs while in high school are considered new first-year students when they enroll as a degree-seeking student at the University of Toledo and are included in the corresponding tuition guarantee cohort.

Q. I began at The University of Toledo classified as a non-resident for tuition purposes. If I become an Ohio resident after my first year, what happens?

A. The Toledo Tuition Guarantee does not apply to your out-of-state surcharge, but is applicable to in-state tuition, mandatory fees, on-campus housing and meal plans. If you become an Ohio resident for tuition purposes (see rules), you will remain in the guarantee cohort in which you started, but would no longer pay the non-resident or international surcharge.

Q. I am enrolled in more than one major. Does that make me eligible for an extension of the four-year guarantee?

A. No. Extensions to the four-year tuition guarantee period are granted only for students who are in an academic program that exceeds 126 credit hours and generally requires more than four years to complete, or in certain situations that would be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by an appeal committee, such as military service and medical or family emergencies.

Q. I changed majors and was not able to complete my program in four years even though my final major required 121 hours. Am I eligible for an extension of the four-year guarantee?

A. No. Extensions to the four-year tuition guarantee period are granted only for students who are in an academic program that exceeds 126 credit hours and generally requires more than four years to complete, or in certain situations that would be evaluated on a case-by-case basis by an appeal committee.

Q. Is Honors Academic Village included in the on-campus housing and meal plan fees in the Tuition Guarantee plan?

A. No. Honors Academic Village (HAV) is not part of the University residence hall system, so the rate does not apply.

TOLEDO TUITION GUARANTEE INFORMATION

Last Updated: 12/18/17