MNU Freezes Tuition Costs for Undergrads Next Year
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Breaking with the recent national trend of university tuition increases of 5 to 15%, MidAmerica Nazarene University announced today that it will not increase undergraduate tuition for 2012-13. MNU director of undergraduate admissions says it is important to keep the student's needs in mind.
“The past several years have held a great deal of financial uncertainty for many of us, and many parents are wondering how they can afford to help their children earn a college degree,” shares admissions director Warren Rogers. “When you add that to a struggling economy you end up with lots of students who find it very difficult to pay for college.”
The university’s administration decided that a one-year tuition freeze might help a large number of students stay in school. Additionally they agreed to keep MNU’s total cost for room, board and undergraduate student fees unchanged for the 2012-13 academic year.
“We have seen an overall growth in our student population,” shares Dr. Steve Ragan, vice president for academic affairs. “This has allowed us to spread our costs over a greater number of students, while still launching new programs and providing a competitive academic experience.”
MNU has been successful in its attempt to keep the total costs for tuition, room board and fees for traditional undergraduate students lower than the national average of $36,655 for private, four-year universities (Digest of Education Statistics 2010, Table 347).
“At MNU, when you add in financial aid, students can receive a private university education at a public university price,” shares Rogers.
Watch a video about the tuition freeze at MNU by visiting http://vimeo.com/30439268.