Taking 15 credits per semester at Howard costs the same amount of money as taking 12 credits. That’s like getting a free class every semester! And the savings get even bigger compared to a student who only attends part-time. The average 4-year degree is approximately 120 credits. You will save over $23,000 if you take 15 credits a semester vs. 12 credits a semester!
MATH (tuition and mandatory fees are $23,970/year or $11,985/semester)
*available at same rate as 12 credit hours for eligible students.
As soon as you graduate, you open the door to better jobs that weren't available to you before. When you graduate, you could be earning more because you have a college degree. Let's compare the earnings of an average student position to the type of position you could be eligible for as a college graduate:
That’s a difference of over $31,800 per year! This is money you could use to pay off debt, save for a down payment on a house, take a tropical vacation, or just eat something besides Top Ramen. By graduating in four years you can get moving in your career and reap the benefits.
As amazing as college can be, college is meant to prepare you to live a fulfilling life off campus. If you take an extra year or two to finish college, that's time you don't have to pursue other worthwhile activities. What dreams do you have? Do you want to get a graduate degree? Travel? Volunteer? Graduate in four years and get on with your life!
*NOTE: HU may charge an Excess Credit Surcharge for students having over 125% of the credits necessary for their degree, subject to conditions set forth in SBOR policy R510 Tuition and Fees.
The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character—that is the goal of true education.
Martin Luther King Jr