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Citadel News Service
10 Jun 2006

The Citadel's fees will increase an average of 6.9 percent

The Citadel Board of Visitors has approved an increase in tuition and educational fees for the 2006-2007 academic year. Mandatory tuition, auxiliary and college fees will increase an average of 6.9 percent for the Corps of Cadets and 10.1 percent for the evening College of Graduate and Professional Studies.

"The Board of Visitors is sensitive to the pressures that rising costs create for students and parents," said Billy Jenkinson, chairman of the Board of Visitors. "This budget reflects a concerted effort to contain costs while ensuring that the quality of a Citadel education remains high."

The board voted at its regular meeting Saturday, June 10, 2006.

The tuition and fees increase will offset increased operating expenses such as energy and personnel expenses. Since 2001, state funding for The Citadel has decreased $4 million but the college has only increased tuition and fees for in-state students by about $3 million during the same period. The difference has been made up by cost-cutting and other revenue sources.

Mandatory fees, which include registration, tuition, college fees and athletic fees, will increase from $6,522 to $7,168 for in-state students and from $15,918 to $17,487 for out-of-state students. (Note: These figures are comparable to the mandatory fee comparisons for other colleges.)

The Citadel's cost to parents and students also includes auxiliary fees for room, board, laundry/dry cleaning and infirmary use. Auxiliary fees also cover 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.

With the approved increase, the total 2006-2007 costs for the Corps of Cadets is as follows:

  In-State   Out-of-State  
Freshmen $18,458 ($17,560)* $28,777 ($26,956)
Upperclassmen $14,888 ($13,990) $25,207 ($23,386)

For the College of Graduate and Professional Studies (per credit hour):

  In-State   Out-of-State  
Graduate $259 ($235)* $482 ($438)
Undergraduate $218 ($198) $437 ($397)
Professional Development $80 ($80) $276 ($276)

*Numbers in parenthesis are for the 2005-2006 academic year.

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