Rutgers University raises tuition by 1.85 percent

College Planning Associated Press

(Reuters)

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers University has approved a tuition increase for the coming school year.

Continue Reading Below

The university's board of governors voted Wednesday to raise tuition and fees 1.85 percent for undergraduate students.

The increase means that a typical in-state, full-time arts and sciences undergraduate living at the school's main New Brunswick campus will be charged $27,090.

Tuition rose 1.7 percent last year, about 2 percent in 2015 and 2014, and by 3.3 percent in 2013.

Costs vary depending on which school and campus a student attends.

Rutgers president Robert Barchi says that public colleges across the country face significant financial challenges and he's proud that Rutgers has kept its cost increases to a minimum.

What do you think?

Click the button below to comment on this article.