March 22, 2016
By Rich Bodee
Even as most Dominican students are sweating out the fate of their Monetary Award Program grants, the university has decided to raise tuition for next year by 3 percent.
The tuition for a full-time student for the 2016-2017 school years will be $31,200.00, up from $30,300.00 this year. A breakdown of costs can be found on Dominican’s website under the tab “admissions.”
“Obviously, the exact cost will differ for each student because it is dependent on a variety of factors,” says Victoria Lamick, director of financial aid. Some of those factors include whether or not you will live on campus, the amount of credits you are taking a semester, and your grades.
The tuition hike is consistent with past years.
“In most years, tuition has increased at a lower rate than student financial aid support, which actually means a reduction in net tuition revenue per student,” said Amy McCormack, senior vice president for finance and administration.
The decision to raise the tuition is based on a recommendation for the Budget Committee and approved by the Board of Trustees.
“This was the increase that we thought was reasonable,” said McCormack.