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Boise State will waive online course fee for fall 2020 semester

For the fall 2020 semester, Boise State University will waive the $30 per credit course fee regularly attached to online courses. The fee will resume in spring 2021.

“This will allow students to enroll in the courses they need this fall without worrying about incurring an online fee,” said Tony Roark, Boise State Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. “It’s simply the right thing to do given the extraordinary circumstances resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.”

Because of the need to have social distancing among students and faculty, the university will augment its in-person offerings with a number of hybrid, remote and online classes. Typically, campus-based students have paid a $30 per credit fee to access online courses, but the recent decision to waive the fee allows students to choose from among all delivery modes without financial consequence.

Waiving the online course fee is one of dozens of accommodations Boise State is making as it prepares for fall semester, including: pivoting to remote/online instruction after the Thanksgiving break; having faculty participate in robust professional development offerings this summer to improve online and remote teaching skills; and reimagining student activities.