CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The Citadel Board of Visitors will be considering a 3.16 percent increase in tuition and fees.
This comes after the board's finance committee voted on Wednesday to recommend the same percentage increase for all cadets and students enrolled in the The Citadel Graduate College.
The board is expected to meet on June 8 to discuss the increase. If it's approved, the average costs would increase from $10,523 to $10,855 for in-state cadets and from $28,776 to $29,685 for out-of-state cadets.
"With state appropriations stabilized at lower levels than before the Great Recession, we are adapting to a 'new normal' that requires us to identify more efficient ways to operate and secure new sources of revenue," said Thomas J. Elzey, executive vice president for finance, administration and operations. "A tuition increase is part of that blend of revenues."
According to school officials, the increase, which would be effective for the 2013-2014 academic year, also includes a slight increase in the cost of technology improvements, food and the college's leadership development program.
"We face a balancing act – keep costs as low as possible without undermining the integrity of a Citadel education," Elzey said. "This tuition increase will help fund The Citadel's strategic priorities that will ensure we provide the academic and leadership experience our students, families and alumni expect."
Graduate student tuition and fees would increase on a per credit hour basis as follows:
- $510 to $526 a credit hour for in-state graduate students
- $840 to $867 a credit our for out-of-state graduate students
Evening undergraduate student tuition and fees would increase on a per credit hour basis as follows:
- $410 to $423 a credit hour for in-state evening undergraduate students
- $743 to $766 a credit hour for out-of-state evening undergraduate students.