TUITION (2013-2014 Academic year):
|Tuition (based on 30 credits)||$10,125||$10,125||$20,250|
|Fees (based on 30 credits)||$825||$825||$1,650|
|Direct Annual Total (based on 30 credits and on campus housing)||$28,280|
The above cost is based on a 30 credit hour academic year. Actual tuition charged is based on the number of credits taken, $675 a credit hour, plus $55 a credit hour in student fees. Almost all classes are 3 credits which would total $2,190 per class (tuition and fees).
Although the Plan of Study describes a 4-year completion schedule, full-time students who work while attending the institution, or who for various reasons cannot manage a 15-credit-hours-per-semester workload may alternatively plan to complete the degree program in 4-1/2 or 5 years. A majority of Watkins students have historically made the decision to complete their Plan of Study in 5 years. Since Watkins College charges tuition by the credit hour rather than by the semester, the total cost of tuition remains the same regardless of whether the student completes the BFA in 4, 4-1/2, or 5 years.
Direct costs are educational expenses paid directly to Watkins, and consist of tuition, fees and on-campus housing (if you live in the residence hall). These costs will be charged directly to your Watkins student account. Indirect costs such as room and board (rent and food, if you live off campus in non-Watkins housing), books and supplies, transportation, and personal and other fees will not be charged to your Watkins student account.
Explanation of Semester Program Fees
The Program/Student Services Fee enables the College to provide additional academic and technological experiences and equipment for students of all major areas of study. This fee also helps defray the College’s costs associated with a course that are not covered by tuition. It may cover such things as facility maintenance, purchase and maintenance of equipment, purchase and updating of slides and reference books, updating of software, photocopying of handouts, supplies provided for students, and models. The fee also provides for the issuance of student ID cards, parking stickers, maintenance and security of parking lots, provides for publications such as the Student Handbook, and supports the activities and projects of the Student Forum.
Each film major pays an extra semester fee of $250. This amount goes to extra equipment expenses incurred in the film program. This fee is not calculated in the estimation above.
Special Status Tuition and Fees
Special Status Credit (Including Transient and Dual Enrollment) - $655 per credit hour,plus $55 per credit hour student fees
Special Status Non-Credit (Audit) - $315 per credit hour, plus $52 pre credit hour student fees
Watkins offers an interest free payment plan processed through the Business Office. Interested students and/or parents should contact the business Office Manager at 615.383.4848 ext 7436 or email [email protected].