Kettering University will offer a fixed-tuition guarantee for all
undergraduate students beginning in 2012-13, becoming the first Science,
Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) university in Michigan
and one of only a handful in the nation to offer the cost-saving
guarantee. Kettering has also eliminated all academically related fees
in its all-inclusive tuition package.
The move makes Kettering University a national leader in containing
higher education costs in the delivery of a world-class engineering,
science, mathematics and technical education.
Kettering President Robert K. McMahan announced the trend-setting change
Tuesday, March 13. "I am delighted to confirm that the Board of Trustees
has approved our recommendation for a fixed-rate tuition plan that also
eliminates all academically related fees, like the thesis fee – for all
full-time undergraduate students," Dr. McMahan said.
See a video and details of the fixed-tuition guarantee at www.kettering.edu.
"For current undergraduate students, the fixed rate applies for
full-time study in each remaining term to graduation. For new students
enrolling in 2012-13, the fixed rate will apply for up to 10 successive
academic terms of full-time study.
"Kettering has taken away the guesswork and removed the risk of
preparing for future college costs," Dr. McMahan said. "Families have
been asking for pricing stability and predictably and Kettering is
pleased to be among the first to guarantee it."
Kettering now joins a prestigious and growing group of forward-thinking
colleges and universities intentionally helping families plan and
prepare for college expenses, Dr. McMahan continued. "In fact, Kettering
will be the only university in Michigan and among only a few in the
nation that provides a STEM education to offer this extraordinary
The fixed-tuition guarantee positions Kettering as a national leader
among STEM universities in both curbing costs and increasing the number
of students preparing for high-paying positions in STEM fields. "One of
our jobs as educators is to increase the number of highly capable
students in the STEM pipeline," Dr. McMahan explained. "It is profoundly
important to our nation and to our competitive success in the global
economy that we do so."
"The average college tuition bill increased over 8 percent last year.
Kettering is now offering a complete picture of tuition costs to our
students, instead of a year-by-year peek at the increasing costs of
higher education," he concluded.
Kettering University is a nationally ranked STEM (Science, Technology,
Engineering and Mathematics) and Business university and a national
leader in combining a rigorous academic environment with rich
opportunities for experiential learning and cooperative education. For
more information, visit www.kettering.edu.