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Broward College to Eliminate Non-Resident Tuition Status for Online Courses

MEDIA CONTACT: Tina David
954-201-7510,
tdavid@broward.edu
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Broward College to Eliminate Non-Resident Tuition Status for Online Courses
 
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (August 27, 2013) — Broward College’s Board of Trustees voted today to change tuition for non-resident and international students taking online courses. With this approval, the non-resident tuition rate for out-of-state students enrolled in Broward College online courses will be decreased by nearly 56 percent. This tuition rate will be available to all students outside of Florida, as well as non-resident students physically located in the state of Florida taking online courses. 

According to the proposal addressed at the Board of Trustees meeting, differential tuition will decrease the tuition rate from $368 to $151 per credit hour for the cost of instruction, with a $3.75 per credit hour technology fee and $9 per credit hour distance learning fee for a total of $163.75 per credit. The plan to decrease the current non-resident tuition rate for online courses is expected to increase the College’s non-resident enrollment and expand its online presence globally. 

“We believe this initiative will boost greater Fort Lauderdale’s economy by providing education and workforce training opportunities to students who may want to move to the community for great careers and quality-of-life reasons,” said Broward College President J. David Armstrong, Jr. “With a student population that represents more than 150 nations, Broward College can help train and educate a regional workforce. Our strong partnerships with our international business and trade partners will allow us to train workers from other cultures for local businesses looking to create a global workforce.”

Differential tuition is defined as additional tuition that is supplementary to the base tuition level approved by the College. Eliminating the non-resident differential tuition rate for online courses will allow Broward College to increase its offerings to non-Florida resident students and international students by lowering the cost per credit hour for online courses.

Non-resident students currently make up approximately 4.5 percent of the Broward College student population and are able to take courses within the recently established “Broward College Online: Florida’s Global Campus.”
           
For a full listing of the degrees and certificates offered online, visit
online.broward.edu.  For more information, contact Tina David at 954-201-7510 or tdavid@broward.edu.

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