University Freezes Tuition, Housing

Tuesday, May 7, 2013  |  Updated 8:11 AM EDT
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University Freezes Tuition, Housing

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Delaware State University's board of trustees has approved a plan to hold tuition at current levels.

Officials outlined plans to hold tuition steady -- between $7,336 and $15,692 -- and seek revenue elsewhere at a Board of Trustees meeting Monday. Housing also remained unchanged around $7,000 a school year depending on where the student lives.

“We wanted to give our students and their families as much time as possible to plan their finances for the upcoming school year,” said board chair Dr. Claibourne D. Smith. “It is our hope that students will be encouraged by finding out this early.”

The tuition freeze is tied to plan to boost enrollment at the Dover main campus by 3 percent.

Board Vice Chairman David Turner says the finance committee discussed focusing on student retention and staying efficient. DSU will also move its New Castle County campus from downtown Wilmington.

About 85 students will move to a former U.S. Army Reserve building in Milltown DSU obtained in 2011. The university estimates the new location will help boost revenue by about $7 million over 10 years.

 


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