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. 

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“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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