University of Evansville Announces Select Reductions and Benefits to Ease Students’ Financial Burden During COVID-19

In light of the financial challenges that COVID-19 has brought to many people, the University of Evansville is announcing some select reductions and benefits for recent college graduates, transfer students, nurses, teachers, and others looking to enhance skills. The most dramatic offers include a reduced tuition rate for recent graduates seeking a second undergraduate degree and transfer students intending to live on UE’s campus.

Students who graduated from college in 2020 are eligible to complete a second undergraduate degree at the significantly reduced rate of $315 per credit hour. Many second undergraduate degrees can be completed with just 30 to 48 credit hours, equating to approximately $10,000 – $15,000 in tuition.

New transfer students entering in Fall 2020 will receive free housing for the semester. This option is only available to new transfer students who are not already receiving full-tuition scholarships or benefits. Current students are not eligible for this housing benefit.

Many additional programs are available to anyone at the rate of $315 per credit hour. These include:

  • Transition to Teaching Program. This 17-credit program allows students with bachelor’s degrees to secure an Indiana teaching license in high need areas including life sciences/biology, chemistry, physics, foreign language, and mathematics, and can typically be completed in one year at the cost of under $6,000.
  • Accelerated Elementary Education Degree. This 48-credit program allows students with bachelor’s degrees to earn a BS in Education in as few as 3 semesters.
  • Online RN to BSN Program. Registered nurses may obtain a BS in Nursing through this program, which can be completed in as few as 18 months with tuition as low as $8,425.
  • Bachelor of Science in University Studies. This flexible program is for adult learners who do not yet have a bachelor’s degree. Both online and in-person options are available.
  • Online Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership. Adults who have completed 60 credit hours or have earned an associate’s degree are eligible to pursue this degree in an online cohort program.

College graduates from any year can obtain select master’s degrees or graduate certificates for just $525 per credit hour. Options available at this rate include:

  • Online Master of Public Health
  • Online Master of Science in Leadership
  • Master of Science in Athletic Training
  • Master of Science in Health Services Administration
  • Online Graduate Certificate in Public Health
  • Online Graduate Certificate in Innovation
  • Online Graduate Certificate in Non-Profit Leadership
  • Online Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Leadership

UE hopes that these affordable options will provide a chance for people to enhance their skillsets or change careers during this global pandemic. Interested individuals can contact the university at 1-833-BeAnAce or visit

Students at the University of Evansville shape powerful and enduring change. UE is the first in Indiana to be designated as an Ashoka U Changemaker Campus, and its changemaking culture empowers students to improve the world around them as UE Changemakers. With over 80 majors in the arts and sciences and pre-professional programs, UE’s diverse student body represents 44 states and 52 countries. U.S. News & World Report recognizes UE as the #6 Best College in the Midwest among private schools. For more information, please visit