Board of Trustees keeps tuition at same rate

By Nichole Capizzi
December 6, 2012

It’s been a year since Cabrini College announced its 12.5 percent reduction in tuition and fees, and the college is now announcing this reduction will remain the current level of $29,000 through May 2014. The Board of Trustees annually sets tuition for the following academic year. Last year, the college pledged to keep tuition and fees below $30,000 through May 2015.

On average, a full-time undergraduate student at Cabrini is paying $3,197 less in tuition and fees this academic year than they did last year.

Merit scholarship awards will remain at current levels for returning students. The College intends to maintain total institutional aid at current levels.

“This affordability plan is very much in keeping with the College’s mission of providing an Education of the Heart,” President Marie Angelella George, Ph.D. said. “The College is freezing tuition in Year Two of the Affordability Plan because we can, and because we believe we should help where and when we can. Students can be assured of the same robust selection of programs – and new ones in the future – and the same extraordinary faculty for which Cabrini is known.”

On Nov. 10, 2011, Cabrini College announced it would reduce tuition and fees by 12.5 percent for the 2012-13 academic year, and pledged to keep tuition and fees under $30,000 through May 2012. The College maintained merit scholarship awards at current levels for returning students. On Nov. 16, 2012, Cabrini announced it would freeze tuition and fees at the current price of $29,000 for the 2013-14 academic year

While other colleges have followed Cabrini’s example in reducing and/or freezing tuition and fees, Cabrini’s focus is on keeping college affordable. The resulting publicity generates increases in enrollment, which compensate for the lost tuition revenue. Cabrini College enrolled 384 full-time, first year students in fall 2012; 1349 overall total undergraduate students are expected to enroll in fall 2013.

“Everything we do at Cabrini is driven by our mission and our commitment to students,” said President George. ” We believe this plan to lower tuition is right for students and right for Cabrini’s business and growth model.”

Other schools that have instituted similar cuts include:

School Year of Cut Amount of Cut
Harrison College Winter Term 2013 10.0%
Concordia University 2013-2014 33.7%
Burlington College Summer 2012 25%
Lincoln College 2012-2013 24%
University of Charleston 2012-2013 22%
William Peace University 2012-2013 7.7%


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