The tuition for eCore is $189 per credit hour; a three-credit hour course is $567.This tuition rate is the same for either Georgia resident and non-resident students. Additional expenses include textbooks, course materials, and test proctoring charges. Students do not pay activity or technology fees unless they register for both eCore and traditional on-campus classes within the same semester.
Most other undergrad course costs are based on a sliding scale, depending on how many hours you take. Sometimes it's less expensive to take eCore courses - sometimes it's more; this all depends on how many total credit hours someone takes and whether a student takes only eCore or a mix. For example, if a student takes only eCore course then they do not pay many of the student services fees and that is a big savings.
ALWAYS check the Registrar's current edition of The SCOOP for up-to-date cost information.
If you take eCore classes in addition to traditional on-campus classes:
Students who take both eCore and on-campus courses will pay the on-campus rate for the on-campus courses PLUS the eCore rate for the eCore courses. In addition, theses students will need to pay the mandatory institutional fees. For example, if you take 12 hours on-campus
and one 3 hour eCore course, you will have to pay the tuition rate for 12 hours on-campus, PLUS the eCore tuition rate for 3 credit hours. You will also have to pay the mandatory institutional fees associated with the on-campus courses.
Students who take eCore courses along with on-campus courses are assessed a $50 fee.
Students who ONLY take eCore courses are NOT charged the tech fee.
On-campus courses carry a lot more fees. For complete cost info see: http://www.westga.edu/admiss/index_1070.php
The bottom line is READ YOUR BILL!!!! (Login to myUWG/Banweb to view your class schedule and bill, etc)
There are all kinds of exceptions to fees and per credit hour charges- always see the Registrar's current edition of SCOOP for cost information: THE SCOOP.
Costs can vary from semester to semester! Students are responsible for reading their bills and seeking clarification/resolving issues before the drop/add period is over.