COVID-19 Policies

You will find policies for Fall 2020/Spring 2021 tuition, fees and refunds below. You may also view frequently asked questions about Fall 2020 tuition and fees as they relate to course modality updates and more.

Fall 2020/Spring 2021 Tuition

There will be no tuition increase for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021, as the per credit hour tuition rates will remain the same as the Fall 2019/Spring 2020 tuition rates.

  • In-state and out-of-state base tuition rates will apply for in-person and blended/hybrid classes.
  • The base tuition rate for online courses remains the in-state per credit hour rate regardless of residency.

Fall 2020/Spring 2021 Fees

  • The campus privilege fee and academic infrastructure fees will also remain flat, charged at the 2019-2020 rate. These fees will be charged for in-person and blended/hybrid courses consistent with past practice. The campus privilege fee will continue to be assessed on a per credit hour basis and capped at six credit hours of enrollment.
  • Online fees are being reduced from the Fall 2019/Spring 2020 rate. For the 2020-2021 academic year, a single online fee of $70 per credit hour will be charged for all online courses, using the model we adopted for Summer 2020. This single online fee replaces the previous $123.79 (undergraduate) and $148.70 (graduate) Global Campus fee and any previously charged college online fees. K-State Polytechnic’s online fee will also adjust down from $143.75 (undergraduate) and $153.40 (graduate) to the single $70 per credit hour online fee as well.
  • Differential college/departmental course fees will remain flat, charged at the 2019-2020 rate. These college fees will continue to be assessed for all teaching modalities: in-person, blended/hybrid, and online.
  • If there is a need to pivot to fully remote teaching due to the pandemic, there will be no online fee charged for in-person or blended/hybrid courses moved to fully remote.

Tuition and Fees Refunds

The decision by a student to begin the semester enrolled in face-to-face, blended/hybrid, and/or online courses will serve as acknowledgement of responsibility for full payment of tuition and relevant fees. No refunds will be issued if the need arises to temporarily teach or finish the semester remotely.

Other Fees

In the event the university has to move to fully remote operations as a result of COVID-19 surges, we will likely need to drastically de-densify our campuses.

  • Residence halls may have to close, with special arrangements made for international students who cannot travel or for other students with special circumstances. Should such a scale-back of housing and dining services occur, students will receive prorated refunds from Housing and Dining Services.
  • Parking fee refunds for the Manhattan campus will also be provided as outlined on the Parking Services website.