LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – As expected, the Nebraska State College System Board of Trustees yesterday approved a lower tuition rate for online undergraduate classes, but the board also lowered the rate for online graduate-level courses in education.
Chadron State, Wayne State, and Peru State had announced the $299 per credit hour online price for undergraduate courses last week, but not the $359 dollar rate for the graduate classes. Both rates take effect this fall and are all-inclusive with no additional fees.
System Chancellor Dr Paul Turman says the 3 colleges are rooted in teacher education, so it’s fitting the schools and the board are creating affordable options for teachers to continue their education.
Turman says the last few months have “have truly highlighted the vital role teachers play in our communities and our economy,” so the state college system is “pleased to provide them opportunities to advance their education, skills, and careers.”
. Graduate-level courses that lead to Master’s degrees in curriculum and instruction, special education, and history/math/science education are included in the new rate – making those degrees among the most affordable in the state for teachers.