We recommend that you view the COVID-19 Resources website regularly to find updates and answers to frequently asked questions.

While the health and safety of students, faculty, and staff is our top priority, we know that for many students, staying on track to finish coursework on time is very important. Therefore, we are working to ensure Ball State has many options for students. Those options include in-person classes, classes that are usually conducted in-person but due to the current public health situation are being moved online, courses that will be delivered in a HyFlex format, and courses that have typically been provided online.

Fees for students taking in-person classes will largely be the same as in previous semesters. Similarly, for students who have elected to take courses online, associated fees will be the same as in previous years.

If a student registered for a standard course and the University moves that course to online, the student will not be assessed the online fee for that course. Additionally, if all of the student’s classes are online for the entire semester, the student will only be assessed tuition, the technology fee, and any applicable course and program fees.

Since the change in the on-campus schedule is known well in advance, the Housing office reduced the fall semester charge to reflect closing the residence halls over the Thanksgiving break. Unless prior arrangements have been made with Housing and Residence Life that allows you to stay in the residence hall after Thanksgiving, you will not be charged for room and board for the time after Thanksgiving; therefore, no credit will be required.

The faculty, staff, and administration of Ball State University are committed to providing students with a full, complete semester of educational opportunities and enrichment for the Fall 2020 semester. As part of the long-term planning that takes place every two years, tuition and mandatory fees for the 2020-2021 academic year were set by the Board in June 2019, in accordance with the process mandated by Indiana law, and are not being altered at this time.

No. If you registered for a standard course and the University moves that course to online, you will not be assessed the online fee that course.

If you signed up for an online course, you will be assessed the $25 per credit online fee for that course.

Online course fees are charged when online courses are selected by the student. Students who were moved to an online course by the University are not being assessed the $25 online fee for those courses.

No, applicable fees have been assessed. Future changes to your course registration will be subject to the regular fee structure.

While the on-campus portion of the semester will be shorter than in previous years, the University is committed to making it a complete learning opportunity. The fee rates, which were approved for the 2020-2021 school year in 2019, allow us to not only provide services to students today, but ensure the infrastructure is available for generations of Ball State students to come, and they are not being altered at this time. Tuition and fees will not be refunded in the event instruction occurs remotely for any part of the Academic Year even if courses were planned to be delivered on campus and in-person.

The date is currently set for January 19. Any change to that date will be found at www.bsu.edu.

You are best-suited to know what courses you need for your academic progression. You should meet with your academic advisor before making any schedule changes. You are free to utilize the Add/Drop period if you determine a different course is better for you. However, some classes may only be available in an online format at this time as the University follows CDC guidelines for physical distancing for the safety of our students and staff.

If your courses are all online for the entire semester, you were only assessed the Technology Fee and online course fees, if applicable. Therefore, you do not have access unless you purchase a pass for access to the Rec Center or Health Center.