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April 10, 2020: Summer courses, tuition and COVID-19 relief funds

Posted Friday, April 10, 2020 | Announcements to Students

Email from Provost Gort

Dear Students,

The university has moved all Summer semester 2020 classes to an online or remote format to help keep you safe and healthy. As of today, the summer schedule has been fully updated in eServices to reflect these changes. Summer semester begins May 9, 2020, so don’t hesitate to register.

I am excited to tell you that we were able to convert most of the summer courses that were planned to meet in-person to remote instruction. Some courses will be online and will not have any scheduled interactions (asynchronous), some will be online with scheduled interactions (synchronous), and others will be taught as independent studies or through correspondence. Information about the course format can be found in the course notes in eServices. Your academic advisor can assist you if you need support selecting summer classes. We also have numerous student resources to ensure you are successful.

Summer Tuition and COVID-19 Relief Funds

Based on guidance from Minnesota State, all remote instruction courses that were initially scheduled and posted as in-person courses will be charged the base tuition rate. Courses that were planned as online courses at the time the schedule was published will be charged the online tuition rate.

To further support students during Summer semester, Metropolitan State will provide each student $15 per credit for COVID-19 Relief when you register by May 1, 2020. For example, if you register for eight (8) credits this summer you would receive $120 for COVID-19 Relief posted to your student account.

Finally, if you know anybody who wanted to start at Metro this summer, we’ve extended the deadline for new applications to April 25, so help spread the word.

We know this is a challenging time, full of changes and unknown territory for all of you. Be assured, we are here to support you and will continue to work to make this summer the best possible experience for you to continue your educational journey.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Amy Strohmeier Gort, PhD
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs