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Tuition, Fees and Funding Options

Most DEHP students will qualify for funding to offset DEHP expenses through one of two state funding programs for dual enrollment students:  Accel or Move on When Ready.  These programs provide substantial funding that greatly reduces the cost of college coursework.  Accel and Move on When Ready are not need-based programs, and under current state guidelines, are available to all qualifying students regardless of income.

 

Accel

Move on When Ready

Funding Source

State Appropriation

Georgia Dept. of Education

Eligible high school students

Available to 11th and 12th grade students enrolled in:

  • Georgia public high schools
  • Georgia private high schools
  • Accredited and non-accredited homeschool programs
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or possess an I-551, I-551C or I-94 visa as noted in the online Accel application

Available to 11th and 12th grade students who:

  •  Are a resident of Georgia and have attended a Georgia public high school for the past 12 months
  •  Will enroll full-time for 12 credits or more at KSU and will not take any classes at their high schools

  

Required course load at KSU

1-17 credit hours per semester

(1 to 6 classes)

  • Full or part-time

Students may split course load between the high school and KSU and participate in extracurricular activities.


  • 12 credit hours per semester (4 classes)
  • Full-time only

Students may not attend classes at their high schools, but may participate in extracurricular activities.

Current funding amount
for 2013-2014 school year

Accel and MOWR are not need based funding programs

Funding amounts for future terms are determined at the state level and are subject to change.

Based on 2013-14 state funding levels:

  • Tuition:  pays 100% from 1-17 credit hours
  • Mandatory student fees: no funds provided
  • Textbooks: no funds provided

 

Based on 2013-14 state funding levels:

  • Tuition:  pays 100% for 12 credit hours.  Students choosing to take more than 12 credits must pay for credit hours beyond 12 at $165.80 per credit hour.
  • Mandatory student fees:  pays 100%
  • Textbooks: no funds provided

 

Costs for students
For 2013-2014 school year

KSU costs for future terms are subject to change.

  • Textbook costs (Estimate $100 per class)
  • Students pay $171 per semester in mandatory student fees.
  • Any course-specific lab fees (typically $20 - $35)

  • Textbook costs (Estimate $100 per class x 4 classes = $400)
  • For students taking more than 12 credits, $165.80 per credit hour
  • Any course-specific lab fees

Accel vs. MOWR:  Sample cost comparisons per semester in 2013-14

NOTE:  Costs below are provided for ballpark planning purposes only; they are based
on 2013-14 program year funding amounts and tuition and fee rates and are subject to change. The state will confirm funding amounts for Accel and MOWR for 2014-2015 when the state budget is finalized in May 2014.

For a student taking less than 12 credit hours: Accel is the only funding option. Students pay $0 tuition, $171 in mandatory student fees (regardless of number of credit hours); textbook costs and any lab fees.

Accel/MOWR cost comparisons for a student taking 12 credit hours:
Sample schedule:
ENGL 1101 English composition (3 credits)
MATH 1113 Precalculus (3 credits)
POLS 1101 American Government (3 credits)
PSYC 1101 Psychology (3 credits)


Accel

 

 

MOWR

 

Tuition

$0

 

Tuition

$0

Mandatory Student Fees 

$171

 

Mandatory Student Fees

$0

ENGL 1102 lab fee

$20

 

ENGL 1102 lab fee

$20

Textbooks
(Estimated @ $100 per course)

$400 

 

Textbooks
(Estimated @ $100 per course)

$400

TOTAL COST

$591

 

TOTAL COST

$420

 

Accel/MOWR cost comparisons for a student taking 13 credit hours:
Sample schedule:
ENGL 1101 English composition (3 credits)
MATH 1190 Calculus (4 credits)
POLS 1101 American Government (3 credits)
PSYC 1101 Psychology (3 credits)


Accel

 

 

MOWR

 

Tuition (100% paid)

$0

 

Tuition (100% paid only for 12 credits; $161.74  per credit above 12)

$165.80

Mandatory Student Fees  

$171

 

Mandatory Student Fees

$0

ENGL 1101 lab fee

$20

 

ENGL 1101 lab fee

$20

Textbooks
(Estimated @ $100 per course)

$400

  

Textbooks
(Estimated @ $100 per course)

$400

TOTAL COST

$591

 

TOTAL COST

$585.80

 

Accel/MOWR cost comparisons for a student taking 14 credit hours:
Sample schedule:
ENGL 1101    English composition (3 credits)
MATH 1190   Calculus (4 credits)
POLS 1101    American Government (3 credits)
CHEM 1211   General Chemistry (3 credits)
            CHEM 1211L General Chemistry Lab (1 credit)


Accel

 

 

MOWR

 

Tuition (100% paid)

$0

 

Tuition (100% paid only for 12 credits; $161.74 per credit above 12)

$331.60

Mandatory Student Fees  

$171

 

Mandatory Student Fees

$0

ENGL 1101 lab fee

$20

 

ENGL 1101 lab fee

$20

CHEM 1211 lab fee

$35

 

CHEM 1211 lab fee

$35

Textbooks
(Estimated @ $100 per course)

 $400

 

Textbooks
(Estimated @ $100 per course)

$400

TOTAL COST

$626

 

TOTAL COST

$786.60

 

Important Points about Accel & MOWR

  • Accel and MOWR are not need-based programs. They are available to all qualifying dual enrollment students, regardless of income.
  • Home schooled students who are in accredited and non-accredited home school programs are eligible for Accel funding as long as they have met other eligibility requirements for Accel. Home schooled students are not eligible for MOWR funding. MOWR is strictly for public school students attending KSU full-time.
  • Students will not have to make a decision about whether to apply for Accel or MOWR until after they have been advised and developed a proposed class schedule. This way, families can make an informed decision based on the number of credit hours that will be taken.
  • Public school students can switch funding sources from semester to semester, for instance, going part-time as an Accel student in the Fall and going full-time as a MOWR student in the Spring. 
  • Both Accel and MOWR students must select college courses from lists that are pre-approved for dual enrollment credit by the Georgia Department of Education. While DEHP students can take other courses, only courses on these lists are funded. Because MOWR students are required to attend the college full-time, the state recognizes that MOWR students need more elective course options. MOWR students may choose from a broader range of courses than Accel students, including courses in the arts, education, accounting, computer science, and physical education. Accel students may take these courses, but must pay for them out-of-pocket.
  • Neither funding program impacts students’ HOPE credits. Students may receive Accel and MOWR funding and still receive full HOPE benefits after they graduate from high school. This is a change from previous years when Accel funding was tied to the HOPE Scholarship.
  • Additional information and instructions for completing funding applications will be provided at accepted students’ advising sessions. Please do not apply for funding prior to your advising session.

Accel and MOWR offer families HUGE savings over what KSU would cost if students wait to attend until after they graduate from high school. In Fall semester 2012, here’s what DEHP students paid for tuition and fees vs. regular freshmen:


MOWR student in 4 classes paid:

$0 tuition, $0 fees, paid only for books & any lab fees

Accel student in 1 – 4 classes paid:

$0 tuition, $171 fees, plus books and any lab fees

A freshman commuter student receiving HOPE paid:

$194 tuition
$817 fees
$410 mandatory meal plan*
= $1,421
Plus books, and any lab fees

*DEHP students are not required to buy a meal plan.