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Citadel News Service

For Release
June 14, 2003

College costs will increase 11.2% next fall at The Citadel

In order to offset the deep cuts in state funding, The Citadel Board of Visitors adopted a budget for 2003-2004 today that will increase tuition, fees, uniforms and room and board by an average of 11.2 percent for next year.

The fee increases affect about 4,000 students enrolled in the South Carolina Corps of Cadets and The Citadel's College of Graduate and Professional Studies (CGPS).

The average increase for Citadel college fees is 22.9 percent for in-state cadets and 16.2 percent for out-of-state cadets and 10 percent for CGPS students.

To keep increases for students to a minimum, The Citadel's Board of Visitors on Saturday, June 14, 2003, authorized the administration to eliminate two athletic teams (soccer and golf) off the college's participating NCAA sports.

"Despite increases of this magnitude, based on what we know are other South Carolina colleges' tuition and fees increase for next fall, The Citadel's costs are still well below the average for South Carolina colleges and universities and the quality of a Citadel education remains a bargain," said Curt Holland, vice president for finance and business affairs.

The Citadel's costs look like this:

In-State* Out-of-State*
Tuition/College Fees $4,999 ($4,067) $13,410 ($11,538)
Auxiliary Fees $5,676 ($5.454) $5.676 ($5,454)
*Numbers in parenthesis indicate 2002-2003 costs

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

In addition, the bills mailed to cadets include costs for uniforms, books and living expenses, such as haircuts and toiletries. While other colleges may not collect fees such as these up front, they are comparable to things students would pay for over the year at other colleges or universities.

Freshmen* $4,980 ($4,780)
Upperclassmen $1,620 ($1,520)
*Numbers in parenthesis indicate 2002-2003 costs

As a result, the grand total of all costs associated with attending The Citadel in the Corps of Cadets is broken out as follows:

In-State Out-of-State
Freshmen $15,655 ($14,301) $24,066 ($21,772)
Upperclassmen $12,295 ($11,041) $20,706 ($18,512)

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 $206 ($187) $383 ($348)
Undergraduate $173 ($157) $348 ($316)
Professional Development $76 ($69) $263 ($239)



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