UCCS increases tuition rates by 6 percent

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86542542Undergraduate students at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs will pay an extra $14 per credit hour next fall – a 6 percent increase that was approved this week by the Board of Regents which governs the school.

Regents approved tuition increases at all four CU campuses. However, the 6 percent increase for Colorado resident UCCS undergraduates is well below the rate increase established in law and by the Colorado Department of Higher Education, the school said in a press release about the increase.

“As leaders of a fast-growing, highly regarded university, we are doing everything possible to contain costs, maintain quality and provide students with options,” said Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak. “We understand the challenges that students and families face and the choices they have.”

Colorado resident freshman and sophomore students in the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences will see per credit hour costs increase $14 per credit hour to $249. For a full time student taking 15 hours a semester, the increase will be $210 to $3,735 per semester for fall 2013. Graduate student rates will also increase by 6 percent.

Non-resident undergraduate and graduate rates will increase by 4 percent.