Kettering approves fixed-rate tuition and eliminates academic fees beginning with academic year 2012-13
I am delighted to announce that beginning in 2012-13 Kettering University will begin offering a Fixed-Tuition Guarantee to all undergraduate students. Kettering will also eliminate all academically related fees - like the thesis fee - in this new, all-inclusive tuition structure.
In a recent article, CBS News MarketWatch reported that among the very best ways to shrink and control the cost of tuition is to attend a school with a tuition guarantee. Kettering is now the first STEM university in Michigan and one of very few in the nation to offer such a guarantee to its students.
Kettering is already a national leader in delivering a high-value and highly valued world-class engineering, science and technical education - but now we join a small but prestigious group of universities that actively help their students and families contain and manage higher education cost by offering one, consistent, all-inclusive tuition rate for full-time students.
Our fixed tuition plan now makes undergraduate student expenses predictable and it removes the guesswork and the risk of planning for future college costs - and that makes the math of budgeting for the cost of college simple. Under our guaranteed tuition plan, Kettering tuition costs will remain constant for each student making normal progress towards their degree. And there will be no surprises.
For more information on this exciting change, I invite you to read the details of the plan and to view a video that outlines the plan. Both are also linked off our homepage at www.kettering.edu.
And the winner is ...
In the last newsletter to the Kettering community in December, I asked for your help in naming this newsletter. We had a great response - several dozen people submitted ideas - and I want to say first a thank you to all who made so many great suggestions.
The winner is...Laura DiFilippo of the Library with the name "Kettering Communicator." As promised ... I will be treating her to lunch for winning the contest!
Kettering on the web...
Our new website is now live! Thirty-five content managers from around the campus, led by Vice President of Instructional, Information, and Administrative Technology Viola Sprague and Jim McMillan in IT, worked tirelessly to create a site for the university that is more user-friendly, useful and appealing to students, prospective students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends. I hope you find it so.
Also, don't forget to regularly go to our Facebook page for current happenings on campus!
-- Bob McMahan, Kettering University President