Baylor Regents Approve Maximum Tuition Increase of 6.7 Percent

Sept. 20, 1996

WACO, Texas - Baylor University's Board of Regents today approved an increase in tuition and fees of no more than $290 per semester hour, an increase of $21, effective June 1, 1997.

This represents an increase in tuition and fees of no more than 6.7 percent.

The actual rates of tuition will not be approved until the next board meeting Oct. 25-26.

The maximum rate was approved based on 12th day enrollment rates, cost of living figures and other data, according to Dr. Stan Madden, vice president of university marketing.

"The maximum rate was voted on today because we're attempting to give useful information to families of prospective students who are planning to attend Baylor next fall," Madden said.

"While this is only one initiative, it's part of the larger strategy to keep Baylor affordable and to help students plan for the year ahead."

"We remain one of the best values in higher education today," Madden added.

"We consistently are rated among the 'best buys' of all colleges, and we are doing everything possible to keep costs low."

Baylor offers one of the largest financial aid packages in the Southwest. This year, more than $70 million will be awarded in student financial aid.

For more information, call Madden at (817) 755-1961.

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