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Engineering Program Fees

When will the professional fee be required?

The new professional fee policy is effective Spring 2017.

How much are the Engineering Professional Fees?

They are $35 per credit for students enrolling in any upper-division engineering (ENGR), civil engineering (CE), electrical engineering (ECE), materials science and engineering (MSE), and mechanical engineering (ME) courses.

What about lab and course fees?

For the 300- and 400-level engineering (ENGR, CE, ECE, MSE and ME) courses, the professional fee replace any other fees. Students taking lower-division courses in these programs are responsible for any published course and/or lab fees. Computer science courses do not have professional fees and will continue the lab/course fee approach to support their program.

Why create these extra costs on top of tuition?

Quite simply: It is expensive to teach engineering. The equipment we use is costly. Learning and teaching assistants enhance student success. Many universities charge a higher tuition for engineering and other high-cost majors.

Why change the system from the existing set of lab and course fees?

In a word: Predictability. We believe this will be better for students and their families to plan the true costs of an engineering degree.

Can I get more financial aid?

You could be eligible if you have remaining federal loan eligibility for the academic year. The fees will only be considered upon your request. You can request your award to be reviewed in light of the new fees by contacting 426-1664, or

How will the money be spent?

The money raised will remain in the College of Engineering, where students have cited needs in new learning assistants and teaching assistants, as well as in equipment purchases and maintenance. Student input will be taken into consideration in the process.

How will I know how the money is spent?

We plan to report back on the results of the investments made with the professional fees.