University to increase tuition 3.7 percent
Observer Staff Report | Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Notre Dame announced in a press release Tuesday that undergraduate tuition and fees for the 2015 – 2016 academic year will increase by 3.7 percent, the lowest percent increase at Notre Dame in 55 years.
The increase will bring tuition and fees to $47,929, with average student room and board rates of $13,846 bringing total student charges for the academic year to $61,775, the press release said.
University President Fr. John Jenkins thanked parents and guardians of students for choosing the University to provide their students with the best possible educational experience in a letter recently mailed.
“We know that paying for college involves significant sacrifice for families, and we are grateful to you for making a Notre Dame education possible for your student,” he said.
In the letter, Jenkins cited the University’s 90 percent four-year graduation rate and 97 percent placement rate of graduates, both among the highest in the nation, as ways to measure the value of a Notre Dame education.
“But perhaps the truest measure of the value and impact of a Notre Dame education can be seen in the lives of our graduates,” Jenkins said. “In my travels across this great nation and in other parts of the world, it is a source of joy to encounter Notre Dame alumni making a difference in every imaginable field of endeavor. As women and men of faith committed to turning their gifts to the service of others, they give generously of themselves to their families, their communities and the Church.
“It is humbling and gratifying how often our graduates credit the education they received at Notre Dame and the people they came to know here with shaping them in profound and important ways for a lifetime. It is this sense of gratitude and connection that accounts for what is perhaps the most active, loyal and passionate alumni network in the world.
“We are grateful to you for the giving us the opportunity to learn and live with them.”