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Cleveland State University trustees approve tuition freeze for all students for 2015-2016 academic year

Undergraduates receive extension to tuition band, allowing up to six additional credits at no extra cost

The Board of Trustees of Cleveland State University approved a freeze on tuition rates for the 2015-2016 academic at its July 10 meeting that applies to all undergraduate, graduate and law programs.

Trustees also approved an extension of a tuition credit-hour band, a feature that allows full-time students to take up to 18 credit hours and pay no more than they would for 12 hours, which is considered full-time enrollment. The previous limit was 17 credit hours. CSU recently moved from a system in which the majority of courses were four credit hours to a system where courses are mostly three credit hours. The extended band allows students to take up to six three-credit-hour courses in a semester.

"Maintaining affordability is a top priority for CSU. We are appreciative of the extra support we have received from the state, and we will continue to diligently manage our budget," said CSU President Ronald M. Berkman.

A state requirement for Ohio public universities to maintain tuition rates from the previous year applied only to in-state undergraduate students. However CSU extended the freeze to all programs.