CSU cuts tuition for out-of-state students this summer

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The Colorado State University Board of Governors approved a 30% cut in summer tuition for nonresident students. 

Lynn Johnson, vice president for university operations, brought the reduction to the board in an effort to increase summer enrollment, particularly with nonresident students (out-of-state) who Johnson said tend to leave Fort Collins and turn to other institutions to take classes.

Johnson said in the past CSU had offered scholarships to students for summer classes and saw success in increasing enrollment. The university hopes this effort will increase it further. 

Without the reduction, tuition per credit for summer classes would be $1,407.30 before fees. After the cut, it will be $985.11.

The tuition cut will not apply to students attending CSU through the Western Undergraduate Exchange. Johnson said these students already receive a tuition reduction through the program and are “in a better situation” regarding tuition rates than nonresident students.

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