Block Rate/Flat Rate Tuition
Beginning Fall 2022
- Students taking 1-11 credit hours will continue to be charged $333 per hour (in-state) or $665 per hour (out-of-state) plus fees
- Students taking 12-18 credit hours will be charged a block rate of $4995 for tuition per semester (in-state) or $9975 per semester (out-of-state) plus fees
- Students taking more than 19 hours will be charged the block tuition rate, fees, plus $333 per hour (in-state) or $665 per hour (out-of-state)
- The fee structure will remain in place for all undergraduate tuition plans
JSU's Block Rate Tuition PlanJSU’s block rate tuition plan is part of an overall effort to enhance student success and persistence while creating an easier, more affordable path to graduation. Students are incentivized to take 15-18 hours in the fall and spring semesters, getting charged the same rate whether they pursue 12-18 hours. To graduate within four years, undergraduates typically need to take 30 hours per academic year. In addition to saving time and money, research shows that students who take 15 hours per semester have higher academic performance, higher retention rates and increased graduation rates.
Block Rate/Flat Rate FAQs
Block rate or flat rate tuition is defined as charging a single tuition rate for credits within a defined range (e.g., 12-18 semester hours).
To graduate within four years, undergraduates typically need to take 15 hours per semester. In addition to saving time and money, research shows that students who take 15 hours per semester have higher academic performance, higher retention rates and increased graduation rates.
Students should consult their academic advisor to determine best options. Students also have access to free assistance from the Student Success Center in the Houston Cole Library for tutoring and academic support, supplemental instruction, academic plans and success coaching. For more information, see the Student Success Center website.
JSU wants all admitted students to be successful and recognizes that a student’s ability to manage his/her academic workload is dependent on a variety of personal circumstances. These include learning style, , financial and work commitments, and family dynamics, to name a few. JSU academic support specialists, financial aid counselors, career services specialists and others across campus can help guide students in making smart decisions about academic load given the student’s personal circumstances. Contact the Student Success Center or your academic advisor for guidance and direction.
In consultation with their academic advisor students can withdraw from some courses before the published deadline. From a financial aid perspective, it is advisable to maintain at least 12 credit hours per semester. Students receiving financial aid should talk to a financial aid advisor if they are considering dropping below 12 credit hours due to the possible negative impact on financial aid.
No, block rate tuition only applies during the fall and spring semesters.