University of Rochester Sets Tuition Rates for 2009-10
Undergraduates in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering at the University of Rochester will see an increase of 3.9 percent in the term bill, to $49,070 for the 2009-10 academic year.
Tuition for the College will rise 4 percent from $36,410 to $37,870, with the cost of the most common combined room and board plans growing 3.6 percent from $10,810 to $11,200. The College will increase its spending on undergraduate financial aid by more than $7 million.
\"An increase in tuition will help the College to sustain academic quality, maintain current faculty-student ratios, and introduce important new degree programs at a time when the income from the University endowment has declined,\" said University President Joel Seligman. Endowment income is expected to be $14.6 million less than originally budgeted for 2009-10.
Tuition for continuing students at the Eastman School of Musicósophomores, juniors, and seniorsówill show a 4.5 percent increase. Tuition for incoming freshmen will increase to $37,870, bringing it on par with the College.
The rates for 2009-10 at the University\'s professional schools are: $39,700 for the School of Medicine and Dentistry, a 2.6 percent increase; $33,327 for the School of Nursing, a 2.5 percent increase; $40,980 for the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration, a 5 percent increase; and $34,250 for the Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development, a 4 percent increase.
The University Board of Trustees approved tuition rates for all schools at its March meeting.
About the University of Rochester
The University of Rochester (www.rochester.edu) is one of the nation's leading private universities. Located in Rochester, N.Y., the University gives students exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary study and close collaboration with faculty through its unique cluster-based curriculum. Its College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering is complemented by the Eastman School of Music, Simon School of Business, Warner School of Education, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, and the Memorial Art Gallery.