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DePauw's 2005-06 Tuition to See Lowest Percentage Increase in 5 Years

February 3, 2005

campus 1.jpgFebruary 3, 2005, Greencastle, Ind. - Total fees to attend DePauw University in the 2005-06 academic year will increase 3.7%, the lowest percentage hike in five years. “Mindful of the economic conditions many parents face today, we have worked diligently to contain costs while not compromising the quality of the DePauw experience, and we will continue to do so,” said Dick Speller, vice president for finance and administration, in making the announcement.

DePauw’s increase is among the smallest announced by any college or university thus far for the coming year. Several state universities are boosting their costs by more than double DePauw’s percentage.

DePauw’s 2005-06 costs are:

  • Tuition $26,100tech classroom.jpg
  • Room $3,900
  • Board $3,600
  • Health Service Fee $210
  • Student Activity Fee $160

“Next year’s increase is modest relative to recent increases at other private and flagship state colleges and universities,” Speller adds. “We believe that these changes represent appropriate and competitive pricing for the outstanding faculty, excellent programs and educational facilities at DePauw. The administrative staff and the Board of Trustees are committed to managing the University’s resources efficiently, offering students the many special features of a DePauw education at the lowest possible cost.”

For five consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has ranked DePauw University in the top tier of America's national liberal arts colleges (read more here). The 2005 edition of the Unofficial, Unbiased Guide to the 331 Most Interesting Colleges two-students.jpgranks DePauw #4 in the nation in the percentage of full-time undergraduates receiving merit-based financial aid (45%), and #2 in average amount received per student ($12,134). In its most recent analysis of best values in private colleges across the United States, Kiplinger's Personal Finance rated DePauw #67.

“We offer very generous merit scholarships that recognize outstanding academic achievement, further reducing the cost outlays for many of our families,” notes Madeleine Eagon, vice president for admission and financial aid. “I invite prospective students to utilize our online merit award calculator (click here) to see what DePauw has to offer. The generosity of DePauw’s alumni allows us to offer very generous scholarships that can make the DePauw experience extremely affordable.”

For more information on admission to DePauw University, click here.

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