Distance Education Fees

Distance Education Technology fee: A fee of $6 per credit hour is assessed to all students enrolled in Interactive Television and Conference Video classes at sites, centers, and campus receive locations and to students enrolled in on-site courses (live instruction) at University College centers and sites. This fee is assessed to support up-to-date student computer labs and clusters at University College centers, and to ensure student access to internet-connected computers at Interactive Television receive locations. It also supports the phone bridge which many Interactive Television instructors use in their classes, and contributes to 1-800 access to help through Tech Support.

Distance Education Support course fee: A fee of $12 per credit hour is assessed to all students enrolled in Interactive Television and Conference Video classes at sites, centers, and campus receive locations and to students enrolled in on-site courses (live instruction) at University College centers and sites. The Distance Education Support fee is to cover the differential costs associated with Interactive Television and Conference Video courses such as the handling and mailing of hand out materials, homework, and tests.

On behalf of University College (an administrative unit of The University of Maine at Augusta) the Distance Education Fees are charged on all live, interactive television, conference video and online distance courses held at campuses, centers and receive sites* of The University of Maine at Augusta. For questions concerning the assessment of these two fees, please call the University College Tele Service line at 800.868.7000.

*a receive site is a local high school or adult education program which contracts with the University of Maine System to serve as a site for courses. It is equipped with at least one computer equipped with Internet access for student use, and a site coordinator is on hand to proctor exams and to make sure correspondence between student and instructor is mailed and received.

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