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Tuition to increase by 3.74 percent for 2011–12 year

The DU Board of Trustees has approved a 3.74 percent tuition increase for the 2011–12 academic year.

Effective fall 2011, full-time undergraduate tuition will be $36,936. Room and board charges for students choosing standard double-occupancy rooms and the premium meal plan is set at $10,184. The mandatory student fee will remain unchanged at $321 as will the student health fee of $432 and the technology fee of $144.

In total, the cost of attendance for DU undergraduates will increase by 3.68 percent to $48,017.

Graduate student tuition will rise to $1,026 per credit hour effective fall 2011. Some graduate students enrolling in 12–18 credit hours per quarter will be charged a flat rate (tuition equivalent to 12 credit hours), or $36,936 for the academic year.

DU students and parents were notified of the tuition hike in letters sent by Provost Gregg Kvistad Feb. 24.

“At the University of Denver, our careful planning and actions in the last three years have not only preserved but enhanced the value of a DU education,” Kvistad wrote. “Building on a budgetary and fiscal discipline that was already in place, the University restructured its non-academic staff and reduced its expense budget.”

According to Kvistad, the University has continued to invest in its “core mission” of promoting learning by recently adding 16 faculty positions with plans to add 23 more next year. On the financial front, the University added $10 million in aid last year and intends to add more than $8 million next year. Those two investments, Kvistad wrote, “are the most important the University can make for a student’s education.”

Ed. Note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated when students and parents were notified of the tuition hike. The story has been modified to reflect accurate information.

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