ND tuition to increase for 2011-12
Observer Staff Report | Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Undergraduate tuition, room and board and student charges will total $52,805 for the 2011-12 school year, according to a University press release.
Notre Dame tuition will be 3.8 percent higher than it was this school year — the first year tuition and room and board costs exceeded $50,000. Tuition also increased 3.8 percent for the 2010-11 school year, which was the lowest percentage increase since 1960.
Tuition will cost $41,417 for the 2011-12 academic year, according to the press release, and room and board rates will average $11,388.
In a letter to parents of current undergraduates about the tuition increase, University President Fr. John Jenkins said he appreciates the sacrifices families make for students to attend Notre Dame. He said the University would continue to “honor [their] commitment by providing an educational experience that is second to none and fully consistent with our Catholic values.”
University officers and trustees have focused on containing costs and limiting spending due to ongoing economic difficulties, Jenkins said in the letter. He also said 96 of Notre Dame students graduate within four years, which is one of the highest retention and graduation rates in the country.