Most students at the University of Colorado's Boulder campus are likely to see a 14.6 percent tuition increase in the fall, and engineering students will take a 21.7 percent jolt.But it's not as bad as it sounds:
Those increases are included in a resolution that will go before the CU regents at their meeting Thursday.
The numbers are softened for about 40 percent of students who are considered financially needy. Their increase is capped at 5 percent, and some of the increase paid by other students will be used to provide financial aid.I like this paragraph:
CU promised to cap nonresident tuition to stem the flight of out-of-state students during the 2002-03 school year, when the school was embroiled in scandals. That promise does not apply to nonresidents entering this fall. Tuition for them goes up by $1,130.Now that they've cleared up all those scandals . . .
Update: Welcome to the new, improved CU tuition (now with 14.6 percent more cost!). Seriously, I guess we shouldn't begrudge the increase--how else can CU pay to keep world-class scholars like Ward Churchill and Tom Mayer?