Provost W.A. "Bud" Baeslack III announced Monday that undergraduate tuition will increase 2.9 percent in 2009-2010, the lowest hike in more than 20 years.
"This increase represents a balance between our commitments to increasing academic excellence and keeping a Case Western Reserve University education affordable for our students," Provost Baeslack said. "We recognize that economic conditions pose daunting challenges for many of our families, and we will continue to provide significant financial aid through scholarships and grants."
The full-time undergraduate tuition for the 2009-2010 academic year will increase to $35,900 for students who enrolled Fall 2006, or later. This new tuition includes the $426 Technology Fee, which for the first time will be included as part of the tuition in the next academic year. The tuition for 2009-2010, therefore, represents a 2.9 percent increase over the total of the 2008-2009 tuition and the Technology Fee. For students entering prior to Fall 2006, the new tuition will be $34,950. Need-based financial aid packages will be adjusted in light of the tuition increases.
Room rates for the 2009-2010 academic year will increase approximately 3 percent, in line with the tuition increase level. Based on the higher cost of food and requirements for North Campus dining hall renovations, the 2009-2010 Board fees will increase 5 percent.
This information will be shared with undergraduates via e-mail today, and with them and their families by letters to their homes later this week. Provost Baeslack emphasized that the university's leadership is committed to working with undergraduates regarding their financial needs. If students and/or families have any questions or concerns, they are encouraged to contact the University Financial Aid Office at 216-368-4530 or use the "Ask the Financial Aid Counselor" link found on the University Financial Aid Web Site under "Contact Financial Aid."
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