What hours are included?

The tuition surcharge is applied to undergraduate students enrolled in a degree program at ASU as follows:

  1. For students earning a first baccalaureate degree in a program that requires no more than 128 credit hours, the surcharge shall be applied to all surcharge-applicable hours in excess of 140.
  2. For students earning a first baccalaureate degree in a UNC Board of Governors Board-approved program that requires more than 128 credit hours, the surcharge shall be applied to all surcharge-applicable hours that exceed 110 percent of the credit hours required for the degree. Such programs include those that have been officially designated by the Board of Governors as five-year programs as well as those involving double majors, or combined bachelor's/master's degrees.
  3. For students earning a baccalaureate degree other than their first, the surcharge shall be applied to all surcharge-applicable hours that exceed 110 percent of the minimum additional credit hours needed to earn the additional baccalaureate degree. The minimum additional credit hours will be determined at the time of admission to studies for the second or other baccalaureate degree.

Surcharge-applicable hours are all attempted hours from ASU, including courses in-progress for the current term, failed courses, repeated courses, and course withdrawals. In addition, any hours accepted for transfer from outside of ASU and added to a student's ASU academic record since August 15, 2013 are surcharge-applicable, unless those credits happen to be from one of several excluded categories. For details on transfer credit exclusions prior to August 15, 2013 and various types of hours that are excluded from counting in a student's progress toward a surcharge.

Note: Students should understand that changing their major could result in excess attempted hours that will count toward the tuition surcharge threshold of 140 attempted hours. Students should also note that changing a major may not be deemed a valid reason for a waiver request by the Tuition Appeals Committee.

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