Delaware State University is raising its tuition, housing and meal plan rates for the 2012-2013 academic year.
The university said Monday that tuition and fees for in-state students will rise 4 percent to about $7,335 from $7,055 a year ago. Out-of-state tuition and fees will go up 4.25 percent to about $15,690 from $15,050.
In addition, the cost of residence halls will range from about $6,975 to $7,490 and meal plans will cost about $3,310 to $3,730. Both rates will be 4.5 percent higher than they were during the previous academic year.
University President Harry L. Williams says the school is trying to keep costs down, but that this year’s increase is necessary. Williams says the increase is modest compared to those at other higher education institutions.