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Rutgers Board of Governors Approves 1.6 Percent Tuition and Mandatory Fee Increase for In-State Undergraduate Students in 2011-2012

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Thursday July 14, 2011

Rutgers Board of Governors Approves 1.6 Percent Tuition and Mandatory Fee Increase for In-State Undergraduate Students in 2011-2012

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – The Board of Governors of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, has established tuition, fee, and housing and dining rates for the 2011-12 academic year. For a typical in-state Rutgers undergraduate, the 2011-12 tuition and mandatory fee increase of 1.6 percent is the lowest percentage increase in more than two decades.

"Recognizing the impact of the struggling economy on our state and our university community,” said Richard L. McCormick, president of Rutgers, “we have made a concerted effort this year to hold the line on cost increases, while continuing to maintain the quality and accessibility of a Rutgers education.”

As a result of the Board of Governors action, a typical in-state, Arts and Sciences undergraduate studying at Rutgers’ New Brunswick campus will pay $10,104 in tuition and $2,651 in mandatory student fees in 2011-12. Compared to the costs paid by a similar student last year, annual tuition will increase by $178 (1.8 percent), while mandatory fees will increase by $17 (0.7 percent), for a combined increase of $195 (1.6 percent). Such a student, if living on campus, will also likely see an increase of 3.3 percent in housing and dining rates. (Note: specific tuition, fee, housing and dining charges may vary across the university’s campuses, schools, and colleges.)

Established in 1766, Rutgers is America’s eighth oldest institution of higher learning and one of the nation’s premier public research universities. Serving more than 56,000 students on campuses in Camden, Newark and New Brunswick, Rutgers offers more than 280 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

Media Contact: Greg Trevor
732-932-7084, ext. 623
E-mail: gtrevor@ur.rutgers.edu

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