Marquette President Michael R. Lovell shared the 2018-19 academic year tuition rates in a letter mailed to undergraduate parents. To deliver on the highest quality education and a transformative student experience, President Lovell emphasized attracting and retaining “world-class faculty who are exceptional teachers and scholars” and noted that “it is vital that we invest in our physical environment so students can live, learn and engage with one another in ways they rightfully expect from a world-class university.”
The Board of Trustees has approved a tuition increase of $1,960 for the 2018–19 academic year, from $39,330 to $41,290. “Our work has been done with a great awareness of and appreciation for the many sacrifices you make to invest in your young adult’s Marquette education,” President Lovell said.
“Reflecting our longstanding commitment to provide an accessible education, we will continue to dedicate significant resources to financial aid,” President Lovell said. “Next year, we will supply more than $150 million in financial aid and scholarships to our students, our highest amount ever.”
The tuition increase comes after a thorough evaluation of our costs and efficiencies, Lovell said, which includes reviewing the tuition rate of similar and aspirational institutions. Among Catholic and Jesuit peer institutions across the United States, Marquette currently ranks among the least expensive —18th of 28 schools in tuition cost.
The board also approved the following graduate and professional program tuition schedules for 2017-18:
- A per-credit increase of $30 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 $1,040 for students in the School of Dentistry
- An annual tuition increase of $670 for full-time students at Marquette Law School
- No increase for undergraduate Professional Studies students
Rates for summer school and part-time students are not increasing for 2017–18. There is no increase in the student activity fee ($30 per semester) or Student Health Service fee ($160 per semester), and a $10 annual increase in the UPASS fee ($50 per semester).
Marquette’s full Rate Guide can be found at marquette.edu/mucentral.
Editor’s note: The university previously communicated tuition announcements in January, but has moved the timing to November to better align with the Office of Admissions’ new rolling admission process and the new earlier federal date to complete the FAFSA.