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Suffolk University tuition increase lowest in over 35 years

Posted by Your Town  May 2, 2013 12:47 PM

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Suffolk University has announced it will raise undergraduate tuition fees by 3 percent for next year, making it the smallest increase in 36 years.

The president of Suffolk University, James McCarthy, said in a statement that full-time undergraduate tuition for the 2013 to 2014 academic year will be $31,592, up $920 from this year.

Housing costs will remain the same for the fourth year in a row, he wrote. Meal plan costs will increase between $88 and $110.

"The undergraduate increase is built upon a base Suffolk University tuition that remains among the lowest of comparable New England institutions," McCarthy said in the statement.

The Suffolk Law School costs will rise by 2.25 percent to $33,700, the lowest hike in 39 years, McCarthy wrote.

"Suffolk has a strong focus on making sure that we remain affordable, our tuition is among the lowest for colleges and universities in the area, but we understand that is still a significant amount of money," Greg Gatlin, a Suffolk spokesman, said today in a phone interview. "We are definitely aware of the financial burden that the cost of an education places on students and their families so we do everything we can to keep costs under control while at the same time providing the best possible education for our students."

Katherine Landergan can be reached at klandergan@globe.com. For campus news updates, follow her on Twitter @klandergan.

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