DSU will raise tuition $750 a semester.

DSU raising tuition by $1,500 a year starting in fall

Jarek RutzHeadlines, Education

DSU will raise tuition $750 a semester.

DSU will raise tuition $750 a semester.

Students of Delaware State University can expect to pay $1,500 more for tuition next year, the HBCU announced Thursday.

To ensure long-term financial stability, DSU is raising tuition $750 a semester, but students whose families earn less than $30,000 a year will actually get a decreased tuition, although the university has yet to announce what the discount will be.

Ben Addi, DSU’s chief financial officer, said the move assists in “making the thoughtful decisions necessary to continue our growth trajectory while delivering on our promises to our community.”

Increased revenue will help the university upgrade classrooms and residence halls and also allow it to invest in additional academic programs. 

Antonio Boyle, DSU’s vice president for strategic enrollment management pointed out that DSU is 37% less expensive than the next least-expensive four-year university in the state and 73% less than the highest. 

The Inspire Scholarship will not be affected. It’s a full-tuition scholarship that prospective students can apply for if they graduated from a Delaware high school with at least a 2.75 grade point average and no serious behavioral problems or criminal charges.

In 2022, 67% of incoming Delaware freshmen were Inspire Scholars. 

Tuition expenses for students with Presidential Scholarships or fully-funded athletic scholarships will not change. 

DSU will modify its scholarship formula to ensure the lowest-resource families will experience a reduction of up to $1,000 in total cost of attendance.

The announcement comes a day after the University of Delaware’s board of trustees voted to increase tuition by 5% next school year. 

RELATED: UD to raise tuition 5%, even with surprise surplus

DSU President Tony Allen said the most critical aspect of the college’s mission is to extend opportunities to more students to prepare them for a faster, smaller, and more connected world. 

In-state students will pay $10,953 a year in tuition and fees and $20,875 for out-of-state students, not including housing or a meal plan.

Housing costs at the university range from $5,818 to $12,768 per year, and meal plan options range from $1,265.38 a year to $5,059.33.

For more information on tuition and fees at DSU, click here.

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