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Citadel News Service

For release
May 23, 2002

College costs will increase next fall at The Citadel

          The Citadel will increase tuition, fees, uniforms and housing costs for the 2002-2003 school year to help offset state budget cuts already directed and/or under consideration by the South Carolina General Assembly.

          The fee increases, which were approved earlier this month by The Citadel Board of Visitors, affect about 4,000 students enrolled in the South Carolina Corps of Cadets and The Citadel's College of Graduate and Professional Studies.

          The average increase for a Citadel education is 4.4 percent for in-state cadets and 7.2 percent for out-of-state cadets, said Curt Holland, vice president for finance and business administration.

          "What typically gets reported is the percentage increase for tuition and college fees and that is only a part of what a parent pays," Holland said. "But the tuition and fee increase for next year still keeps The Citadel under this year's average for state colleges and universities, and we know that other state schools are raising tuition and other costs at least 10 percent or more."

          The Citadel's costs look like this:

  in state out of state
tuition/college fees $4,067 ($3,727) $11,538 ($10,402)
auxiliary fees $5,454 ($5,399) $5,454 ($5,399)

*Numbers in parenthesis indicate 2001-2002 costs

Auxiliary fees include the costs of room, board, laundry/dry cleaning and infirmary use.

          In addition, the bills mailed to cadets and their families include costs for uniforms, books and living expenses, such as haircuts and toiletries:

freshmen $4,780 ($4,680)
sophomore-seniors $1,520 ($1,420)


          "Many of the fees cadets pay for up front are comparable to things parents would pay for over the course of a year at another college or university," Holland said.

          **Grand total

  in state out of state
freshmen $14,301 ($13,806) $21,772 ($20,481)
sophomore-seniors $11,041 ($10,546) $18,512 ($17,221)

(**An average 6.1 percent increase for both in- and out-of-state students)

          Students enrolled in The Citadel's College of Graduate and Professional studies also will pay more per credit hour in the fall:

  in state out of state
graduate $162 ($146) $323 ($291)
undergraduate $157 ($141) $316 ($285)
professional development $69 ($62) $239 ($215)


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