The $3,420 tuition per semester allows you to register for up to 17 semester hours without an overload charge. Additional hours above 17 are charged at the rate of $228 per hour for credit or $114 per hour to audit. Credits earned by proficiency are not included in the semester’s tuition and are charged at the rate of $285 per hour. Part-time students (taking 11 hours or fewer per semester) are charged at the rate of $285 per hour for credit or $142.50 per hour to audit. Residence hall students are expected to take a minimum of 12 semester hours. In the rare event that a residence hall student is granted permission to take fewer than 12 hours, he is still classified as full-time financially as well as academically. Tuition covers fees for library access, Fine Arts Series, athletic events, yearbook, and collegian and class dues.