Students taking business courses are charged differential tuition per credit hour as follows:
- Undergraduate lower division (1000 & 2000-level courses) - $2.05 per credit hour
- Undergraduate upper division (3000, 4000 & 5000-level courses) - $161.00 per credit hour
- Graduate (6000 & 7000-level courses) - $480.95 per credit hour
All current tuition and fees for USU are also noted in the USU Tuition and Fee Schedule (select most recent schedule).
Use of Differential Tuition
- Salaries: The vast majority of differential tuition funds support employee salaries. Many of the faculty and staff supported through differential tuition are instrumental in our aspiration to become a top-tier business and economics program. Without them, we could not teach the number of courses nor offer program support in our student advising, career development, entrepreneurship, study abroad, or graduate programs as we do today.
- Extracurricular Programs: We believe that “outside-the-classroom” learning is as important as “inside-the-classroom” learning. We seek to provide our students with a variety of experiential opportunities to further their understanding of contemporary business methods. Our goal is to develop these programs with funding from the school, with a clear objective for the programs to become self-funded within a set time frame. Differential tuition helps to cover costs associated with our international and entrepreneurship programs, as well as our career development services. It also includes support for academic departments, visiting faculty, curriculum development, and some student clubs. It does not include support for the Huntsman Scholar Program, which is wholly supported by a donation from the Huntsman Foundation.
- Administrative infrastructure: Faculty research and development, including software and research databases, branding and marketing for the Huntsman School, and student wages.
The use of differential tuition is governed by the same rules and oversight from the university controller’s office as regular tuition. Please note that all financial data is independently audited annually through the USU Office of Budget & Finance.
The Dean of the School directs the use of differential tuition funds in accordance with university policies and State regulations and in consultation with department and unit leaders. An advisory committee comprised of students, faculty, and staff from the Huntsman School also meets to discuss needs, use, and to provide recommendations. The actions of the committee and dean are governed by a charter for the Huntsman School Differential Tuition Advisory Board. Meeting minutes of this group are provided here:
- December 2017 Meeting
- January 2018 Meeting
- October 2018 Meeting
- October 2019 Meeting
- October 2020 Meeting