Marquette President Michael R. Lovell emphasized the university’s commitment to delivering value in a letter to parents announcing tuition for the 2017-18 academic year. The Board of Trustees has approved a tuition increase of $1,330.
This 3.5-percent increase remains in line with the past two years. Rates for summer school, part-time and professional studies students are not increasing for 2017-18.
“I understand how much your children mean to you, and the significant sacrifices that families make to invest in their education,” President Lovell said. “As an institution, we know that we must do everything we can to deliver value on that investment. We do this by providing students with the skills and perspective necessary to build a career and live a well-rounded, rewarding life. We are inspired in that mission by the Catholic, Jesuit tradition that has guided us since 1881.”
The board also approved the following graduate and professional program tuition schedules for 2017-18:
- A per-credit increase of $25 for students in the Graduate School and Graduate School of Management
- A per-credit increase of $20 for graduate students in the College of Education
- An annual tuition increase of $2,000 for students in the School of Dentistry
- An annual tuition increase of $1,300 for full-time students at Marquette Law School
“Reflecting our longstanding commitment to access, we will also significantly boost our financial aid budget,” President Lovell said. “Next year, we will supply more than $146 million in financial aid and scholarships to our students.”
Other 2017-18 changes include a recreation and wellness fee that was passed through a student government referendum. Additional information can be found in our Rate Guide at marquette.edu/mucentral.
President Lovell emphasized the university’s ongoing commitment to serving as responsible stewards of the university’s finances through budgeting conservatively, investing wisely, identifying new cost efficiencies and increasing fundraising.
Recently, Marquette was ranked 50th in the nation on the U.S. News list of “Best Value” schools, a calculation that takes into account an institution’s academic quality and net cost of attendance.
Please visit go.mu.edu/value for more information about the value of a Marquette education.