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Tuition credit continues for May session 2016

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4-week Session 1 classes will begin on May 11. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo Editor

4-week Session 1 classes will begin on May 11. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo Editor

Full-time students need not worry about losing their tuition-free May Session class. Ohio State will continue to offer tuition credit for up to three credit hours of coursework this May.

In an email to the College of Arts and Sciences, OSU stated that the credit will apply to the first four-week session for qualifying, nongraduating students this spring.

Students who qualify for credit must be enrolled full-time during Spring Semester and not graduating, with the exception of students earning their associate degree, in dual-degree programs or enrolled in multiple degree programs.

The tuition credit for this four-week session will cover general and instructional fees, as well as the nonresident surcharge, but students are responsible for paying all other fees that might apply to them, such as the Student Activity Fee.

Last spring, former Executive Vice President and Provost Joseph Steinmetz told The Lantern that May Session could see change in 2016, as he and President Michael Drake were discussing ways to better use Summer Semester.

“I don’t know if we’d even call it a May Session anymore, so it depends what comes out of this,” he said in March.

OSU’s email stated that May Session will continue “as in previous years,” but Steinmetz’s prediction that the name may change was correct. May Session will now be known as the 4-week Session 1, with classes beginning on May 11, according to the Summer Term 2016 Update provided by OSU.

OSU also will offer a 12-week Summer Term, two six-week and eight-week sessions, as well as two additional four-week sessions during Summer Term.

Students who would like to see their eligibility for four-week Session 1 credit can log into Student Center and check the enrollment information box.

Correction: January 13, 2016

A previous version of this story incorrectly stated the in-state tuition charge per semester. In fact, in-state tuition is $10,037 per academic year. 

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