Tuesday, March 27, 2001

Thomas More tuition to increase 7%

By Lori Hayes
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        CRESTVIEW HILLS - After a year's reprieve, Thomas More College students will have to pay more next year.

        The college's board of trustees is increasing tuition for full-time students by $900, from $12,300 to $13,200 a year. The 7 percent increase comes after a one-year tuition freeze.

        “The cost of everything goes up,” said Bob Edwards, a spokesman for the college. “We try to keep it as affordable as possible.”

        The board reviews tuition rates annually, generally approving incremental increases every year. Last year, however, the board voted to hold costs the same.

        The last increase was in 1999, when the board raised annual tuition from $11,578 to $12,300, a 6.2 percent increase.

        Costs for most part-time students will also go up next year. The college charges $314 per credit hour for one to seven hours and $352 for eight to 11 hours. Next year, part-time students will pay $350 per credit hour, regardless of how many hours they're taking.

        The college also is increasing other fees, including dorm rates, meal plans and computer fees.

        The private Catholic college on Thomas More Parkway has about 1,500 full- and part-time students.


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