Students who take greater than 18 credits in a single semester may be required to pay an overload fee. (Students are exempt from the fee up to 20 credits if they have a college GPA of 3.25 or better.) A schedule requiring more than 18 credits in a single semester will depend on the program, the semester and the number of credits transferred in by the student initially and during the summers. Also, summer work is not included in annual tuition and may not be paid by financial aid. It's important to note with three-year program costs will be less for tuition overall and other college expenses.