A Study of the Effects and Policy Implications of Flat Rate Tuition

  • Claudine Keenan Dean of Education The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey 101 Vera King Farris Drive
  • Gurprit Chhatwal Associate Professor of Business Studies The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey 101 Vera King Farris Drive
  • Jinchang Wang Professor of Business Studies The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey 101 Vera King Farris Drive
Keywords: Tuition, undergraduate student, withdrawal rate, satisfactory academic progress, graduation rate.

Abstract

In the current era of decreasingpublic funding and increasing pressure to improve student performance, many schools are considering or have implementedflat rate tuitionplans that allow students to take a higher course load for a fixed flat tuition. This study investigates the effects of flat rate tuition over the past eight years on course loads attempted by students, rate of withdrawal from classes,and four-year graduation rates ata four-year public college. This study shows that students are responsive to flat rate tuition,and flat rate tuition has had an overallpositive effect on students academic progress.

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Author Biography

Gurprit Chhatwal, Associate Professor of Business Studies The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey 101 Vera King Farris Drive

 

 

 

Published
2014-10-02
How to Cite
Keenan, C., Chhatwal, G., & Wang, J. (2014). A Study of the Effects and Policy Implications of Flat Rate Tuition. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN EDUCATION METHODOLOGY, 6(2), 837-849. https://doi.org/10.24297/ijrem.v6i2.3879
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