In the midst of the national dialogue about college affordability and the challenging economic climate, we hear the concerns of our students and families, and we’re taking action.
Evansville, IN (PRWEB) August 16, 2012
The University of Evansville today announced that it is implementing an immediate freeze on undergraduate tuition. For incoming students who arrive in Fall 2013, tuition is guaranteed to remain fixed at its current level for four years. Tuition for returning students will be locked in until those students have completed four years at the University.
The Board of Trustees approved the tuition freeze and four-year lock-in during a special meeting on July 31.
“In the midst of the national dialogue about college affordability and the challenging economic climate, we hear the concerns of our students and families, and we’re taking action,” said UE President Thomas A. Kazee. “We are committed to making a quality college education affordable for our current and prospective students, and to helping them plan for their investment by eliminating the financial uncertainty of rising costs.”
With annual tuition increases at private, nonprofit universities averaging about 4 to 5 percent each year, UE’s four-year tuition guarantee offers significant savings to families. Tuition is locked at the current (2012-13) price of $29,740, and more than 95 percent of UE students receive financial aid to attend the University.
The tuition initiative is accompanied by new and expanded programs in UE’s Center for Career Development. Beginning in Fall 2012, prospective students visiting campus will have the chance to meet with a Center for Career Development staff member as part of UE’s new Career Advantage program, which helps students determine academic majors and careers that would be a good fit.
Similar career exploration opportunities are available to current UE students as part of the Advanced Career Education certificate program, and new graduates benefit from UE Connect, a mentoring initiative that connects them with successful UE alumni.
“We care about where students are going before they even enroll here,” Kazee added, “and we continue to support them after they graduate. In today’s challenging job market, extensive career preparation and a strong alumni network will give students an advantage as they launch their careers. A UE education is a smart investment now more than ever.”
The University is rich with opportunities for its student body of approximately 2,400 undergraduates. UE offers nationally renowned programs in liberal arts and preprofessional disciplines, and is one of the top universities in the Midwest. U.S. News & World Report recently ranked UE in the top 10 master’s-granting institutions in the region, as well as the top 3 “Great Schools at Great Prices.” The University also has been named a “Best in the Midwest” by The Princeton Review, ranked among the top master’s universities by Washington Monthly, and declared one of the nation’s “Coolest Schools” for sustainability by Sierra Magazine.
To learn more about the tuition freeze and four-year price guarantee, please visit http://www.evansville.edu/bigfreeze or contact the Office of Admission at 812-488-2468 or admission(at)evansville(dot)edu. For more information on career development services at UE, please contact the Center for Career Development at 812-488-1083.