The Graduate College does not control or charge tuition or differential fees. For specific questions, please contact the Bursar's Office. We are receiving many questions about Differential Fees and Dual Degrees. There is a new rule for students in dual degree programs in which there are differential fees: "Effective Spring 2012, the University will be charging students in multiple majors with program fees/differentials all applicable program fees/differentials. Students who receive more than one program fee/differential, will receive a 25 percent waiver for each program fee/differential."
As an example, using Spring 2012 fees, a full-time resident dual degree student in the MBA and MPH programs would be charged:
Regular tuition and mandatory fees of $5418.68
For the MBA, 75% of $4750 = $3562.50
For the MPH, 75% of $450 = $337.50
The student is allowed to double-count a significant number of courses, saving time and money over the course of both degrees. Total fees paid for the two degrees are about equal to earning the degrees sequentially.
We receive occasional requests to waive differential fees. The Graduate College cannot waive these, but if departments wish to waive differential fees, they should set up their own account and a corresponding item type. Work with the budget office for the account set up and then with OFSA for the item type.