The university announced on November 1 that a 2% increase in undergraduate tuition fees for the 2022-2023 academic year had been approved by the board of trustees. This brings the total cost of undergraduate tuition to $ 45,860.
The increase was announced in a statement from the university on November 1. The statement said that providing quality Jesuit education while balancing tuition fees is a “priority.”
In addition to tuition fees, accommodation and board will increase by 3.5% The university said the reasons for the increase were due to âRising costs of food and the operation and maintenance of residential facilitiesâ.
Tuition fees for the 2021-22 school year remained the same for Marquette at $ 44,970 before financial aid. They were one of the first private universities to make the decision not to increase the cost of attendance last fall after the COVID-19 pandemic
âAs a leading university recognized for both its value and impact, Marquette University sets the standard in Catholic and Jesuit education. We understand that a university degree is a significant financial investment for our students, and approximately 99% of Marquette undergraduates receive financial assistance in the form of scholarships, grants, loans and / or student employment, âUniversity spokesperson Kevin Conway said in an email .
Conway also said the university allocates $ 170 million in financial aid to students at Marquette each year.
âWhen it comes to how the university sets tuition fees, the board of trustees is carefully examining both the affordability and the increased costs required to deliver world-class education,â Conway said in an email.
Additionally, Conway said the tuition fee helps cover services that support students, such as access to technology, campus security and “various required administrative expenses such as insurance.”
There will be no tuition increase for students of the School of Dentistry or full-time students of the Faculty of Law. Students pursuing a Master of Science in Nursing will also not incur a tuition fee increase.
For the online strategic communications program, there will be a per credit increase of $ 15. There will be $ 25 per credit increase for graduate programs and the Graduate School of Management. However, a selected group of graduate programs, including programs in Christian doctrine, English, languages, literatures and cultures, history, theology and philosophy, will not experience an increase in tuition fees.
Official university letters will be sent to student home addresses in November detailing information relating to the tuition fee increase.
This story is developing.