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K-State Today Student Edition

April 13, 2020

Remote teaching and learning will continue for summer school 2020

Submitted by Chuck Taber

Dear Students,

I am writing to let you know that we have made the decision to continue remote teaching and learning for intersession and summer school 2020 sessions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. All Kansas State University summer school courses on all of our campuses will be online. Recognizing the financial challenges many of you and your families are facing in this COVID-19 environment, we are also significantly reducing our online fees for summer school undergraduate and graduate courses this year.

Tuition for the online courses will remain at the current rate, which is the base in-state tuition rate per student credit hour for undergraduate and graduate courses. College/departmental non-online fees will also remain at their current rates. We will suspend our Global Campus and college/departmental online fees. Instead, students will pay a single standard reduced online fee of $70 per student credit hour this summer. With the shift to remote teaching, we have also eliminated fees typically charged to resident students, including the campus privilege fee, the academic infrastructure fee, and the summer school fee. You can see a complete breakdown of summer 2020 tuition and fees on the Cashier's website.

Please note that this tuition and fee model applies to 2020 summer school courses only. For additional information, please see related FAQ.

By making this decision now, we can provide some certainty to you as you begin to confirm your summer educational plans. We also provide our faculty and staff additional time to convert their in-person summer school classes to online and to enhance our remote advising and student support offerings.

We realize that the response to the global pandemic has caused many of you to change your summer plans, especially with study abroad cancellations and changes to internships, research fieldwork, and travel restrictions. We are committed to providing you with the high-quality educational experiences you expect from K-State and hope that online courses with us this summer may be a small reprieve in these uncertain times. We are committed to your success and helping you make progress toward your degree, regardless of your physical location.

Protecting the health and well-being of our students, faculty and staff, and our host communities remain top priorities. We are hopeful that in the coming months, restrictions to in-person gatherings will be gradually lifted and our campuses will resume normal operations by the fall. We are all looking forward to having you and the entire K-State family back on our campuses. Please continue to take care of yourselves and each other and stay #kstatestrong.


Chuck Taber
Provost and executive vice president