Course request opens today for both summer sessions I and II, and for those students planning to spend their vacations in the classroom, they will be doing so at a reduced rate.
In its May meeting, the Board of Visitors approved a 10 percent decrease to the tuition from summer classes, meaning that students will now pay $344 per credit hour compared to the $382.75 per credit hour that is charged during the fall and spring semesters.
“This discount is an opportunity for students to earn credits while saving money and making progress toward their degrees more quickly,” said Wanda Hankins Dean, assistant vice president for enrollment management and university registrar, in a press release.
“In addition, it helps Virginia Tech uphold goals within the Virginia Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2011, known as ‘Top Jobs 2011,’ such as promoting progress toward a degree, expanding access, and optimizing physical resources beyond the traditional academic year.”
The summer sessions offer more than 1,800 classes to choose from, and the discount also applies to all internships, co-ops and research opportunities taken for credit during the summer.
“The cheaper the better,” said Lamime Tall, a junior business information technology major. “Because I'm an international student, one of the problems when I came here was tuition and fees.”
Each summer session lasts six weeks and students can take up to nine credit hours per session. In order to be considered full time, students must take at least six credit hours.
Course request will remain open until Feb. 8. Classes for session I begin May 28.