Cost Benefit Analysis
The table below displays the average cost per course1 (not including tuition), for a video-based distance education course vs. a regular in-class course taken on campus Tuesday/Thursday (TR) or Monday/Wednesday/Friday (MWF).
|Average Cost Per Course1|
|Item||Distance||Regular (TR)||Regular (MWF)|
|Distance Education Fee||$299||$ –||$ –|
|Lost Wages5||$ –||$750.00||$900|
|1Not including Tuition. Each course is 15 weeks long.|
|2Base on average driving of 15 miles to and from FIU.|
|3Based on a $0.75 toll each way.|
|4Based on $0.27 per mile (standard State of FL rate).|
|5Based on a $10 per hour wage and a 1 hour travel time per class.|
Note: Costs are subject to change. Certain courses may require on-campus visits and/or proctored exams.