Undergraduates in the College at the University of Rochester will see an increase of 6.1 percent in their term bills for tuition, room, and board for the 2006-07 academic year. The Board of Trustees has approved the increase that will allow the University to direct more funds into classroom improvements and faculty salaries while it is controlling costs in energy and health insurance.
Tuition for the College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering will increase 6.9 percent from $30,540 to $32,650 for the coming academic year. Combined room and board costs will grow 3.6 percent from $9,838 to $10,192. The total charge for River Campus undergraduates participating in the most popular board plan will be $42,842.
The new term bill and the rate of increase places Rochester in line with peer institutions around the country.
Undergraduates at the Eastman School of Music, which stands at the top of national rankings among music schools, will raise its tuition for incoming freshmen 10 percent from $25,740 to $28,320. Eastman sophomore, juniors, and seniors will see a 5 percent increase to $27,030.
Tuition rates for 2006-07 at the University's professional schools are: $30,000 for the School of Nursing, a 5.1 percent increase; $35,800 for the School of Medicine and Dentistry, a 3.9 percent increase; $35,760 for the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration, a 3 percent increase; and $30,420 for the Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development, a 4 percent increase.