Wednesday , April 04, 2018 - 12:57 PM
For the second year in a row, Weber State University will hike its tuition rates.
Weber State undergraduates who are Utah residents currently pay $4,773 for 30 credits per school year. With the 2.5 percent tuition increase taking effect next academic school year, students will pay $4,892 for 30 credits.
Non-resident undergraduate students will pay $14,823 for 30 credits in a school year, $362 more than what they currently pay.
The increase comes after the Utah State Board of Regents approved a statewide 1.5 base Tier I tuition hike on March 30 for the eight public institutions in the state, and an additional 1 percent Tier II tuition increase for Weber State.
Last year, Weber State saw a 3.5 percent tuition increase — the first increase in about four years.
Jennifer Ericksen: Ugh! Seriously? College is so expensive for these poor kids who are trying. Why should they have to go into years worth of debt?
Pablo Martinez: All these tuition increases and still not close parking and still have to pay for parking at dee events center
Phillip Swanson: How about cutting wasteful expenses and programs instead of raising tuition costs?
Lisa Cox Northrop: They say... everyone should have an education, yet they price everyone out.
Franni Cumberledge: My first quarter, in 1984, my tuition for 12 hours was 350.00. Books were 100.00
Megan Cower (in reply to Franni Cumberledge): I wish it was still like this. The price for college has gone up very quickly, compared to how much wages have risen.
Brittani Briggs: Ridiculous. I pay so much already and if it hikes I’ll be putting my degree off another year or so.
Stephanie Schwinn: My alma mater ('93). This makes me sad and angry at legislatures that don't appreciate the value of higher ed. I feel bad for students these days. Not right.
Kathy Calton: This really helps the middle class white students who don’t qualify for any aid. Two or three jobs it is!!!
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