Tuition goes up at University of Delaware

    Tuition for a Delaware resident was $7,318 in 2005. Next fall it will be $10,208.

    Delaware residents who attend the University of Delaware next year will see their tuition go up by $500.  Out of state residents who attend the Newark campus will pay an additional $2,000.

    The University says most of the hike will go to cover the rising costs of providing financial aid to students.  A news release on the University’s web site says more than half of the students attending the University receive some kind of financial assistance.   Other contributing factors include costs associated with the Commitment to Delawareans program aimed at helping in-state students attend college.

    Tuition for in-state students has gone up almost $3,000 in the last 5 years.  Out-of-state students were paying $17,424 in 2005.  Today, the tuition bill will be $25,408.  According to University figures, Delaware ranks around the national average among major state run east coast universities.

    Healthcare costs along with a capital improvement program which would build a new basketball/volleyball practice and recreation facility.  Trustees in May approved a $582 hike in room and board and a $111 increase in student fees.

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