Delaware State University bumps tuition

Delaware State University announced a three percent increase in tuition Wednesday, the school’s first tuition hike since 2012.

In-state, full-time undergraduates will pay $7,532 a year starting in 2015-16, up from $7,336 in 2014-15. A $98 per semester increase. Out-of-state students will pay about $16,138 after tacking on school fees and the three percent increase.

The estimated total cost of attending Delaware State–including fees, room, and board–is $21,862 for on-campus, in-state students according to government data. Out-of-state, on-campus students pay $30,218 per year.

The true cost of attending the University of Delaware is $26,200 per year for on-campus, in-state students and $44,550 for on-campus, out of state students. The combined cost of tuition and fees has risen each of the last four years at the state’s flagship university, according to numbers compiled by the federal government. That includes a 1.9 percent bump for in-state students and a 2.5 percent hike for out-of-state students between 2013-14 and 2014-15.

Delaware’s largest private university, Wilmington University, costs roughly $19,790 per year.

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