University of Delaware tuition rising, Del. State holds rates

    Delaware’s two largest universities have released tuition rates for the upcoming 2013-2014 academic year.

    One year of tuition and fees at the University of Delaware will cost undergraduate students $12,112, approximately three percent higher than last year’s $11,682. This is the lowest tuition percentage increase in the past 10 years, according to the university.

    Tacking on a basic room and board package for undergrads will put the total at roughly $23,312.

    For out-of-state students, tuition at UD will increase by about four percent or $1,160. A room and board package will bring the total for out-of-state students to $41,132.

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    Graduate school tuition will be $1,578 per credit hour, an increase of $65 compared to 2012-2013 rates.

    Some of the mandatory fees include the student health service fee, the student comprehensive fee and the student center fee which are designed to help the university curbs the cost of rising financial aid, employee salaries and benefits, and operations support.

    Fees also help the university offset the cost of capital improvement projects such as the expansion of the Carpenter Sports Building which is set to open at the end of August.

    Delaware State University 

    DSU has announced it will not raise rates on tuition, housing or student fees for the upcoming 2013-2014 school year.

    In-state students will pay around $7,336 in tuition for the year while out-of-state students will pay around $15,692.

    Housing packages range from $6,976 to $7,490 a year.

    According to DSU, the only increase students will see is a three percent bump in the meal plans. Additionally, students who do not have health insurance will be required to pay $1,100 a year for the university-offered insurance policy.

    Earlier this year, DSU reduced summer session fees by 35 percent. DSU President Harry Williams said the decision to not increase tuition and fees falls in line with President Barack Obama’s plans to make college more attainable.

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