Paying More For a Quinnipiac Education

By Tosin Fakile
|  Thursday, Feb 28, 2013  |  Updated 4:03 PM EDT
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Paying More For a Quinnipiac Education

The cost of an education at Quinnipiac University is going up.

Quinnipiac University students will be spending more on their education this fall.

Tuition will increase by $1,330 for the new academic year, The Quinnipiac Chronicle reports.

Students can expect to pay $39,330 in tuition and fees alone, according to the Quinnipiac University website.

Incoming freshmen who plan on living on campus can expect to pay at least $53,380 including room and board.

“The process of setting tuition and room and board for the next fiscal year begins in the fall when the Cabinet officers and deans submit anticipated budgetary needs that are consistent with anticipated enrollment and necessary to meet their institutional goals,” Lynn Bushnell, vice president for public affairs, said in a statement.

The Quinnipiac Chronicle spoke to a few students to get their reaction on the tuition increase.

Teresa Santos, a junior at the university told The Quinnipiac Chronicle: “I rely on loans to stay here. This just means I will be paying off my loans for longer than I planned.”

In the statement Bushnell released, she said efforts were made to keep increases low. She also said that recommendations for appropriate level of financial aid are included in the cabinet meeting discussions.

Notwithstanding the accession in tuition, the university costs are still behind Connecticut College, Trinity College, Wesleyan University and Yale University in total cost per year of undergraduate study in the state, the Chronicle reports.

Undergraduate tuition cost for some colleges in Connecticut:

  • Yale University: 2012-2013 Tuition- $58,600 includes room and board, books and personal expenses.
  • Connecticut College: 2012-2013 Tuition- $56,790 includes room and board, lab fees, studio fees and other course expenses.
  • Quinnipiac University: 2013-2014 Tuition- $53,380 includes room and board.
  • Wesleyan University: 2013-2013 Tuition- $45,358
  • Trinity College: 2012-2013 Tuition- $43,570
  • Fairfield University: 2012-2013 Tuition- $41,090
  • Sacred Heart University: 2012-2013 Tuition- $16,890 per semester

Information on the tuition costs were found on the schools’ websites.

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