FINISH IN TIME!

Three ways it pays to take 15-16 hours per semester


one

You can take five classes for the price of four

In other words, that fifth class is FREE! Taking 15-16 credit hours a semester costs VIRTUALLY THE SAME as taking 12!*

Credit hours takenCredit hours you pay for
12 credit hours taken 12 credit hours paid for
13 12
14 12
15 12
16 12

* What's the cost difference between 12 and 16 credit hours? Slightly higher general student fees.


two

Save money by graduating on time

You save thousands of dollars in tuition simply by graduating in four years rather than five.

Time you take
to finish your degree
Total cost of degree
(128 credits)
5+ years (12 credits/semester) $51,916.80
4 years (16 credits/semester) $38,937.60
WHAT YOU SAVE BY FINISHING
IN FOUR YEARS
$12,979.20

Savings based on Main Campus tuition and fees.


three

Start your career and earn a paycheck sooner

If you extend your time here by taking fewer than 16 hours per semester, you pay for additional tuition, fees and books, AND you miss out on your first-year salary. Here's how that adds up by discipline:

DisciplineCost of extra year
Humanities & Social Sciences $45,000
Education $47,600
Math & Natural Sciences $50,000
Communication $51,600
Health Sciences $57,000
Business $62,000
Computer Science $66,100
Engineering $69,600
OVERALL AVERAGE $52,600

How we arrived at these calculations.

Four ways to finish in time!

Finish on time!
Take summer courses

Summer classes are a great way to get ahead or to tackle a challenging course.

ZipStart

Incoming freshmen can begin classes early, zip ahead in their Akron Experiences and graduate sooner, all while saving money.

Express to Success

For select classes, we offer a short course followed by credit by exam -- perfect for those with job experience or military training.

College-Level Examination Program

Earn credit for what you already know through through CLEP, administered by our on-campus Counseling Center.

STRIVE FOR 30-32 CREDIT HOURS A YEAR: Have a tough semester? Don't worry. Focus on getting 30 to 32 credits in a year, including the summers!  

See the 'Finish in Time' video