The Citadel approves 3-percent tuition increase

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The Citadel Board of Visitors approved a tuition increase that will affect in- and out-of-state undergraduate and graduate students.

The Board met Saturday morning and approved the mandatory 3-percent tuition increase. The increase will go into effect for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Thomas J. Elzey, executive vice president for finance, administration and operations, said the increase was necessary as the college had to adapt to a "new normal" after state appropriations stabilized at lower levels after the recession.

The tuition hike includes increases in the cost of technology improvements, food and the college's leadership development program. It will also be used to hiring addition professors.

In-state tuition will go from $10,523 to $10,838, while out-of-state tuition will go from $28,776 to $29,639.

For graduate students, each credit hour will go from $510 to $525 for in-state, and from $840 to $865 for out-of-state.

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