Tuition: Option A vs Option B
Tuition for courses in the CCP program is equivalent to the State default rates (see Textbooks and Materials for additional information):
For the 2016-2017 school year (beginning summer 2016 term):
- $41.50 per credit hour, for courses offered in the high school, taught by a qualified high school instructor;
- $83 per credit hour for courses taught on the high school campus by a YSU faculty member;
- $166 per credit hour for courses taught on the YSU campus or online.
The state has not set the rates for the 2017-2018 school year (beginning summer 2017 term) as of October 2016. Since this is legislated, the cost is not available until the budget bill is signed in July 2017. We will post updates as it becomes available.
These costs are inclusive of lab, technology, and general fees. There is no student application fee for the program.
Under Option A, you (the student) pay for tuition, books, and materials. You can elect whether to receive only college credit, or high school and college credit for the course. If you choose only college credit, the grade for the course is not factored into your high school grade point average. The University will bill you for tuition and you are expected to pay the amount due by the due date.
Under Option B, you receive both high school credit and college credit. Under option B, state funds from the high school pays the tuition for up to 30 credits per year (120 lifetime maximum). The high school pays for textbooks and Youngstown State University waives course fees. If you take more than 30 credits in a year, the additional courses fall under option A. If you are a non-public, or home school, student who is not funded in part, or at all, the additional courses fall under option A (see Non-Public and Home School Student Funding for more information).
The University invoices the state for tuition each semester. The invoice is generated after the last day of the full refund period (14th calendar day of the semester). The state sends the invoice to the school district for review. Upon approval, money from the school’s general fund is sent to YSU as payment.
Please note: Courses are not split between payment options. If a course causes the student to exceed the 30 hour limit per year, or non-public/home school funding awarded, then the entire course (and books) falls under Option A.
Regardless of the option, YSU does not issue refunds. School districts may have financial policies regarding students that withdraw after no-refund dates or fail a course.
*Please refer to the...
- CCP Registration webpage for high school based course withdrawal dates.
- YSU CCP Calendar (located on the CCP home page, under Helpful Resources) for on campus and online course withdrawal dates.
Pennsylvania students are welcome to enroll in dual enrollment at YSU.
Please note the "College Credit Plus" legislation for Ohio does not govern dual enrollment for Pennsylvania students. You are responsible for the cost of tuition (currently pending State of Ohio approval to offer the CCP rate to PA students) and must select Option A (see below) for your payment method. YSU will add the Affordable Tuition Advantage (ATA) Surcharge to your tuition. Please visit the University Bursar/Student Accounts website and view the Tuition and Fees Schedule for the current ATA Surcharge. For Spring 2016 it is $10 per credit hour. It may change from year to year. Please contact your school counselor to discuss how the credit earned may apply to your high school transcript.