EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSUC FREEZING TUITION
from Eyewitness News Online
University Of Charleston Freezing Undergraduate Tuition For 2013-2014
Reported by: Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Mar. 19, 2013 4:04 PM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
The University of Charleston said it will freeze undergraduate tuition for the 2013-14 school year, keeping the school's tuition more than $5,500 below the national average for private universities in the United States.
University President Ed Welch said in a news release Tuesday that this will keep the cost of UC-Charleston’s tuition and fees at $19,500 for undergraduates for the second year in a row. UC-Beckley and UC-Martinsburg locations will continue using a pay-per-credit cost structure. Many course costs will keep their same rate, while some health science courses will see minor increases.
“While the University of Charleston is expanding its enrollment and locations, we are committed to holding down costs to be affordable,” Welch said. “Attending a private university is a rewarding experience, but the perception of many Americans is that it isn’t attainable. We want to show students and their families that earning your degree at UC is financially possible.”
Nationally, tuition has increased significantly over the last 10 years for students. According to College Board, average tuition and fees for private institutions have risen 26 percent during that time, while public school tuition and fees have increased 61 percent. UC-Charleston’s current tuition falls $5,521 below the national average for private schools 2012-13 tuition and fees, and $420 below the 2002-03 average.
MORE NEWS FROM EYEWITNESS NEWS
2012 NEWS: JAN | FEB | MAR | APR | MAY | JUN | JUL | AUG | SEP | OCT | NOV | DEC
Home | Eyewitness News Newsroom | Storm Team Weather | Eyewitness Sports | Schedules
Send email to email@example.com for information or comments concerning WCHS-TV Eyewitness News.
Copyright ©2013, WCHS-TV8. Portions are
Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or distributed.