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June 21, 2013

Students positive about tuition change

NORMAN — Several University of Oklahoma students reacted positively to news about the university’s new flat-rate tuition announcement that was made Thursday afternoon, but they expressed some concern about being charged more money to take less than 15 hours.

Adam Fiegel, a political science senior, said he wondered how the flat-rate would affect students taking less than 15 hours. However, he said if the numbers match up and it encourages students to graduate earlier, he thinks it’s a good idea.

Faraz Maharloiy, a computer science graduate student, also wondered how the program might affect students taking less hours. He said he was worried the flat-rate might negatively affect students’ grades by encouraging them to take more hours than they can. Knowing they can pay the same amount for 21 hours as they would for 15, students might try to take more hours than they can handle and get worse grades than if they were taking less hours, he said.

Overall, Maharloiy said he thought the flat-rate sounded like a good idea, but he hopes students will double check the details to make sure they understand how it works.

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