Undergraduates in the College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering at the University of Rochester will see an increase of 5 percent in their term bills for tuition, room, and board for the 2007-08 academic year. The Board of Trustees approved the new rate at its March meeting.
The increase will help pay for upgrades to campus facilities and infrastructure while continuing investments in recruiting and maintaining quality faculty.
Tuition costs for the College will rise 5.3 percent from $32,650 to $34,380 for the coming academic year. Combined room and board costs will grow 4 percent from $10,192 to $10,600. The total charge for River Campus undergraduates participating in the most popular board plan will increase from $42,842 to $44,980.
Tuition for incoming freshmen at the Eastman School of Music, which stands at the top of national rankings among music schools, will reflect a 12 percent increase from $28,320 to $31,720. This is the result of a multi-year plan to enhance Eastman's strength while keeping its tuition comparable to that of other premier music schools. Eastman sophomores, juniors, and seniors will see a 5 percent increase.
The rates for 2007-08 at the University's professional schools are: $31,200 for the School of Nursing, a 4 percent increase; $37,200 for the School of Medicine and Dentistry, a 3.9 percent increase; $36,840 for the William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration, a 3 percent increase; and $31,650 for the Margaret Warner Graduate School of Education and Human Development, a 4 percent increase.