December 2, 20122:57 pm
St. Mary’s admissions staff has faced some serious challenges over the past few years, and is looking for ways to increase student enrollment and college income. Applicants have been dropping off, with a 17 percent drop from 2011-2012. According to Dean of Admissions and Financial aid Pat Goldsmith, “Colleges are often judged by how selective […]
April 17, 201212:00 am
I have heard through the grapevine that there is going to be a four percent tuition increase here at St. Mary’s. The increase is going to begin next year. When I heard about this, I was wondering how students like me are going to afford college tuition. Currently, Maryland residents have to pay about $26,000 […]
April 3, 201212:20 am
On Saturday, March 10, the Board of Trustees voted to raise tuition by four percent for both in-state and out-of-state students for the 2012-2013 school year. The ruling, decided by unanimous vote, means that in-state tuition costs will jump from $12,005 to $12,485, a $480 increase, and out-of-state will go up $963 from $24,082 to […]
February 28, 201212:21 am
The state of Maryland has instated a two percent tuition buyback for schools in the state system for the 2012-2013 school year; however, St. Mary’s will not be included in the program. The plan simply means that whatever increase in tuition for state schools like Towson University, Salisbury University, Bowie State University, Morgan State University, […]
February 28, 201212:16 am
At the General Session of the meeting of the St. Mary’s Board of Trustees on Feb. 25, sophomore Michael Killius was announced as the new Student Trustee-in-Training, and the controversial topic of the tuition raise for the 2012-2013 academic year was also discussed. Current Student Trustee Maurielle Stewart introduced Killius, saying, “I’m sure he will represent […]
October 18, 201112:02 am
I sat down to write an opinion piece on St. Mary’s tuition, and after many hours of Facebook, a few days of fall break, and (too many) re-runs of Reba, I realized I wasn’t sure what my opinion was.
August 31, 201112:01 pm
The recent 7% hike in tuition prices has left many St. Mary’s students and potential students questioning whether they should shove out $25,360 for in-state tuition, and has every out-of-state student second guessing the $37,437 price tag that comes with a liberal arts education at a small, public, honors college.
December 7, 20109:18 am
With the continuation of tough financial times and the related difficulties of budget planning, St. Mary’s College tuition is most likely to increase once again this semester. How much of an increase, however, is currently up in the air.
December 8, 200911:57 am
The Board of Trustees unanimously voted to raise tuition for the 2010-2011 academic year by $300 at their Saturday, Dec. 5 meeting. The tuition hike represents a three-percent increase for in-state students and slightly more than a two-percent increase for out-of-state students. The Board also voted to increase fees, room and board by three percent […]
December 9, 200812:00 pm
The Board of Trustees chose not to break from over a decade of precedent and voted last Saturday to once again raise the cost of obtaining a St. Mary’s education. Tuition, fees and room prices will increase five percent for the 2009-2010 academic year, while meal plans will spike about 11 percent. The Board voted […]