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Off-Campus Course Designation


This policy outlines eligibility for courses to be considered off campus and receive the off-campus tuition rate.

Applies to: 

All Lawrence/Edwards campus courses

Policy Statement: 


All off-campus course work must satisfy applicable Board of Regents policies and regulations. All course work must be offered and must meet outside the Lawrence Area. Course work will not be offered off-campus as a means to circumvent policies which dictate when resident and non-resident tuition rates should be assessed.


Tuition and fees are assessed on a credit-hour basis at rates equal to resident tuition and include an Off Campus Fee, in addition to other applicable course fees as defined by the Comprehensive Fee Schedule and Schedule of Fees. All Off-Campus-Credit courses have locations other than: Edwards Campus, Lawrence, or Medical Center.

Course work normally taught by appointment may be offered through an off-campus site outside the Lawrence Area provided the course work is an integral part of a degree program, which is offered at the same off-campus site and provided no instructional student/faculty contact will take place on the Lawrence Campus, Edwards Campus or the KUMC Campus. Eligible non-resident students are only those who are pursuing all other course work toward their degrees at the same off-campus site. The chairperson of the department offering the course will establish advising procedures to limit enrollment of eligible students. The chairperson will regularly review class rosters and initiate and administrative change of section to an on-campus section for any ineligible student.

The Provost Office will monitor off-campus course offerings for compliance with applicable regulations and policies and may announce additional guidelines for implementation.


Office of the University Registrar
1502 Building
1502 Iowa Street
Lawrence, KS 66045

Approved by: 
Vice Provost for Finance and Vice Provost for Enrollment Management
Approved on: 
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Effective on: 
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Review Cycle: 
Annual (As Needed)
off-campus, tuition and fees
Change History: 

03/01/2023: Updated contact section.
05/22/2020: Policy uploaded and published in the Policy Library. 
​05/20/2020: This policy was initially approved.

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