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Post Bucks Tuition Trend

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University will not raise costs for 2013-14 academic year

WATERBURY — Post University announced March 6 that it will not increase tuition for students attending its main campus this fall. Tuition and room and board rates will remain at the 2012 level, bucking a national trend that has private colleges and even public universities raising tuition and fees well beyond increases in the inflation index. In addition, the university also is offering a fourth-year full tuition grant to qualified students enrolled in its honors program.

Tuition for the 2012-13 academic year at the 123-year-old private institution is $26,250, not including room and board or $1,200 in fees.

“We know college affordability is a real concern for today’s families,” says Tom Samph, Post’s president and CEO. “By keeping tuition at 2012 levels and offering substantial scholarships, including a fourth-year tuition grant to qualified honors program students, Post can offer more students access to the student-focused, career-driven academic programs provided on our small New England campus.”

In addition to athletic scholarships, Post also offers merit-based scholarships ranging from $6,000 to $14,000 a year to qualified students. The highest awards are given to students selected for the university’s honors program, which now has 85 students. Incoming freshmen who are accepted to the program are eligible for a full tuition grant in their fourth and final year provided they maintain a 3.5 GPA and are deemed “positive role models” on campus.

“We continue to raise academic standards for all our students, and want to attract an even larger group of students who are serious about achieving their academic goals,” said Samph. “I encourage college-age students, as well as their parents, teachers and guidance counselors to take a close look at what today’s Post University has to offer.”

Post’s outcomes-based and career-focused academic programs are taught by scholar-practitioners who have advanced degrees and years of relevant professional experience in the fields they teach. Full-time faculty members have more than 1,200 years of collective experience as CFOs, vice presidents, research scientists and marketing directors, among other leadership positions in the business world and public sector.

“We’re serious about preparing students for careers,” adds Samph. “Our programs are not only academically rigorous; they are developed with the input of local business and public sector leaders who know what it takes to be successful in today’s competitive world.”