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Citadel News Service
17 Jun 2005

Tuition to increase for 2005-2006

The Citadel Board of Visitors during its regular meeting on Friday, June 17, 2005, approved an increase in tuition and educational fees effective for the 2005-2006 academic year.

Mandatory tuition, auxiliary and college fees will increase an average of 6.7 percent for the Corps of Cadets and 8.9 percent for the evening College of Graduate and Professional Studies.

The increase will offset state budget cuts and increased operating expenses. Since 2001, state support for The Citadel has decreased $5 million. To keep tuition hikes at a minimum, the college has cut telephone budgets and travel expenses, deferred necessary facility maintenance and delayed hiring new employees or eliminated positions to save money.

"The college has few alternatives for raising revenue," said Curt Holland, vice president for finance and business affairs. "But the good news is that the costs of attending The Citadel remain below the state average and the quality of a Citadel education remains a outstanding bargain."

Mandatory fees, which include registration, tuition, college fees and athletic fees, will increase:

In-State
  
Out-of-state
  
$6,522
($5,900)
$15,918
($14,518)

(Numbers in parenthesis are for the 2004-2005 academic year.)

The Citadel's cost to parents and students also includes auxiliary fees for such things as room, board, laundry/dry cleaning and infirmary use. Also included are 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 course of a year at other colleges or universities. As a result, the grand total of all 2005-2006 costs associated with attending The Citadel in the Corps of Cadets is broken out as follows:

 
In-State
 
Out-of-State
 
Freshmen
$17,560
($16,712)
$26,956
($25,330)
Upperclassmen
$13,990
($13,142)
$23,386
($21,760)

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
$235
($216)
$438
($402)
Undergraduate
$198
($182)
$397
($365)

In-state professional development fees cost $80 per student for three credit hours. Out-state-students pay $276 per student for three credit hours. Neither of those fees will increase next year.

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