Policies and Procedures
The university policies and procedures information below may be useful during your time at K-State. View a complete list of policies and procedures, or feel free to contact us with your specific questions.
Paying Your Tuition
Tuition is the cost for an academic course at Kansas State University and includes a per-credit-hour charge. Additional tuition components may also be included. Tuition is set by the Kansas Board of Regents annually in late June or early July. After the tuition rate is announced, course charges for the upcoming academic year are finalized and posted on K-State’s website. Charges will be posted to iSIS student accounts on the 15th of each month beginning as follows: Fall—July 15; Spring—December 15; Summer—May 15. Students should wait to pay until charges are posted to their iSIS account.
An electronic bill (eBill) detailing your tuition charges will be available after the 15th of each month following your assessment. Your eBill notification will be sent to your K-State email address. You can also view your eBill by logging into your iSIS account. Several payment options are available.
Dropping Your Course
If you must drop your course, be sure to review DCE’s drop policies and deadlines.
Getting a Refund
It may be possible to get a refund of your tuition depending on the date you drop your course. View refund policies and deadlines.
Changing Your Course Status
Get more information about status change policies and deadlines.
Submitting a Grievance
Kansas State University and the Division of Continuing Education want to serve students in the best way possible and strive to work with students to address any grievances and work toward a solution. To facilitate this process, potential or current students may visit K-State’s Statements and Disclosures website.
Students who are enrolled in a distance program at Kansas State University and not residing within the state of Kansas also have the option of filing a complaint with their respective state agency. A list of state agencies by state that process student complaints may be accessed through the above link.
Arranging for Special Assistance
Kansas State University is committed to providing accessibility to all participants of courses, conferences and programs.
Requesting an Incomplete
If you realize you cannot complete your course work by the end of the term in which you are enrolled, you have the option of submitting a formal petition to your instructor for a grade of incomplete. View details about incompletes.
Minimum enrollments are set for each course. Courses with low enrollments may be canceled. A full refund is given if a course is canceled.
K-State Honor and Integrity System
Kansas State University has an Honor System based on personal integrity, which is presumed to be sufficient assurance in academic matters that one’s work is performed honestly and without unauthorized assistance. All full-time and part-time students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate courses on-campus, off-campus and via distance learning, by registration in those courses, acknowledge the jurisdiction of the Honor System.
All Kansas State University syllabi, course materials, course media and online courses are copyrighted. You may duplicate the course materials only for your own use in the course, and you must erase or destroy any duplicated materials as soon as you complete the course requirements.
You may not make course materials or information available to other individuals unless you have written permission from the copyright owner. Please check with your instructor for permission to use any course material. Without written permission, you may not:
- be paid for taking notes by a person or commercial firm
- sell your notes to an individual or commercial firm
Occasionally, severe weather necessitates the cancellation of on- or off-campus classes and activities. The K-State website provides information about weather-related cancellations. View the Division of Continuing Education’s severe weather policy.