|Trustees Approve Tuition Increase
Tuition for undergraduate students in the Krieger School will rise next year to $33,900, a 7.2 percent increase that will enable the school to cover new operating costs without cutbacks in critical programs for students.
The Board of Trustees approved the increase of $2,280 a year from this year’s tuition at its December meeting.
Since adopting a security action plan last winter (see preceding story), the university has allocated more than $2 million for safety and security enhancements at Homewood and in nearby neighborhoods. President William R. Brody recently announced plans to invest another $1.9 million to further augment the safety and security network. Significant increases in the costs of energy and employee health benefits have also compounded the need for the tuition increase.
Without the tuition increase approved for next fall, Brody said, the university would have been forced to roll back recent improvements in undergraduate academics and student life, and delay others. Hopkins has held most undergraduate tuition increases in recent years to less than 5 percent, well below the levels of earlier decades.
A set of frequently asked questions on next year’s tuition is online at http://webapps.jhu.edu/jhuniverse/today/tuitionq&a.cfm.