The Delaware State University Board of Trustees today approved the institution’s tuition for the 2011-2012 academic year, which includes moderate increases in the tuition and room & board rates.
During a special June 28 meeting, the board approved a 5.5% increase in tuition ($6,226 in-state and $14,221 out-of-state, both per year). Last year’s in-state tuition was $5,901 and out-of-state was $13,480.
The board also approved a 5.5% increase in both the traditional residential hall room rates (which now range from $6,676 to $7,168) and the meal plan rates (which now range from $3,168 to $3,572).
DSU President Harry L. Williams said that the loss of federal stimulus money that DSU and other institutions of higher education had received factored into the rate increase. “The Trustees kept this year’s increase relatively low, as it has over the past several years, in order to balance giving a high quality education to our students with the recognition that our student population comes with great financial need,” said Dr. Williams.
This year’s increases notwithstanding, Dr. Williams noted that DSU continues to remain competitive with other comparable institutions of higher education in the region and be an educational “best buy.”
The rates for the on-campus University Village Apartments and the institution’s off-campus University Courtyard Apartment complex will be set after those facilities’ Housing Foundation meets in the near future to determine the changes for the upcoming year.
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