By Ashley Barker
Published June 16, 2014
Rising costs for personnel, technology, infrastructure upgrades and new programs at The Citadel were all cited as reasons the military college is increasing student tuition and fees.
The Citadel’s board of visitors voted last week to increase tuition by 2.4% for in-state members of the Corps of Cadets and by 3.6% for out-of-state cadets, according to a news release from the college.
The Citadel’s board of visitors approved an increase in tuition and fees for the Corps of Cadets. (Photo/Russell Pace, The Citadel)
Fees will also be increasing for the evening undergraduate and professional development programs, as well as The Citadel Graduate College.
In-state students in the Graduate College will pay $538 per credit hour and out-of-state students will pay $896. Evening undergraduate students from South Carolina will be charged $432 per credit hour, and out-of-state students will pay $792 per credit hour. Students in professional development programs will pay $126 per credit hour for in-state tuition and $377 per credit hour for out-of-state tuition, the release said.
The increase is the smallest for in-state students since 2001, according to Col. Joseph Garcia, The Citadel’s vice president for finance.
“We realize that college costs are a challenge for students and their families,” Garcia said in a statement. “I believe this budget reflects a solid balance between holding down costs while still maintaining the quality of our programs and the value of a Citadel education.”
All cadets must live on campus and wear uniforms, which are included in freshman fees. If room, board, uniforms, laundry, dry cleaning, infirmary use, books, haircuts and other expenses not required by most colleges and universities are added in, freshmen cadets will pay $26,374 per year for in-state tuition and fees. Their out-of-state counterparts will pay $45,982. Sophomores, juniors and seniors will pay $22,024 in state and $41,632 out of state.
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