Tuition increase at Delaware State University

Tuition rates are going up again at Delaware State University for the 2012-2013 school year.

DSU says students will see a 4.5 percent increase in room and board rates. In-state tuition and fees will now total $7,336 for the year, $15,692 for out-of-state. 

Traditional dorms will range from $6,976 to $7,490, while residential meal plan options for the year will range from $3,310 to $3,732. The commuter meal plan will cost $1,870.

DSU President Dr. Harry Williams says while the university does everything it can to keep the cost of education affordable, this year’s increase is necessary. 

“In comparison to the increases taking place at other institutions of higher education in the region, the 4.5 percent increase at DSU is modest.”

This marks the second year in a row DSU students have seen their tuition rates jump. The Board of Trustees approved a 5.5 percent increase in tuition, housing and meal plan expenses last school year. 

According to DSU’s website, Dr. Williams attributed the increase to a loss of federal stimulus money.

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