JACKSON, MS – Jackson State University’s out-of-state fees will be “significantly reduced” to $500 per semester starting in fall 2019 after approval from the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL).
Associate Vice President and Dean of Enrollment Management Warren B. Johnson said JSU’s flat fee amounts to $1,000 per year. Previously, the out-of-state fee was $11,228 per year, and then students had to apply for a possible fee wavier.
Johnson said, “Because there is a flat fee, our out of state students will be charged $500 per semester. There is no application or wavier process anymore. The reduced amount will be automatically address for all out-of-state incoming and returning students – grads and undergrads – beginning in fall 2019.”
Other officials at JSU say admitted out-of-state students will now be able to persist through graduation, with the goal that many of those graduate will reside in Mississippi to help boost economic and workforce development initiatives by filling professional jobs.
Meanwhile, JSU hopes the new fee will help mitigate financial issues with affordability by reducing financial impediments and help the institution retain more students.
JSU students who enroll in summer classes in May and June will not receive the reduced fee since the new change won’t take effect until fall 2019.
In addition, the reduced fee does not apply to JSU Online program participants, since they are not charged the out-of-state fee.
About Jackson State University
A Historically Black Carnegie Doctoral/Research Intensive public institution of higher learning located in the metropolitan area of Jackson, Mississippi, Jackson State University educates a diverse student population from Mississippi, most other states and many foreign countries by providing a broad range of baccalaureate programs and a variety of masters and doctoral programs in its six Colleges: Business; Education and Human Development; Liberal Arts; Lifelong Learning; Public Service; and Science, Engineering and Technology. The learning process at Jackson State is enhance through experiential learning in urban and rural areas throughout the city, state, nation, and global communities. Jackson State is a learning community for highly capable, as well as capable but under prepared students who require a nurturing academic environment.
For more information about Jackson State University, visit www.jsums.edu.