The Hidden College Cost of Differential Tuition

Are you going to be charged more for college tuition than you anticipated?

Differential tuition, also known as tiered tuition, is a hidden college cost that affects undergraduates at colleges and universities across the country.

Many students, according to a new study, are being charged more than the published sticker price for choosing particular academic majors or simply for being an upperclassman. It’s possible that some students are being dinged with a higher bill for enrolling in a university’s honors college.