Tuition to exceed $50,000 moving forward

first_imgFacebook ReddIt Previous articleTexas could halt campus voting sitesNext articleFootball’s urgency similar to last year heading into crunch time Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Chancellor Boschini at September’s Faculty Senate meeting. Photo by Heesoo Yang. Linkedin Linkedin Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! + posts Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU ReddIt Future increases are likely to be less, said Chancellor Victor Boschini. During last month’s Faculty and Staff Town Hall, Boschini said the university won’t be able to maintain annual increases in the 5% to 6% range that were seen in recent years.“Rolling out into the future, we probably can’t maintain that high of a tuition increase every year…it’s already too high,” Boschini said. “It can’t be $70,000 to go to TCU; that’s just not realistic.”TCU’s largest tuition increase spike, 8%, came in 2012. Tuition increases have stayed around 4.9% since 2017. Boschini said stabilizing tuition is part of an ongoing sustainability effort initiated by TCU’s board of trustees. He said while they are trying hold tuition spikes, it’s unlikely that it would be cut. Everything on campus is funded by tuition, Boschini said. In order to maintain this plan, Boschini said students will need to stop asking for as much as they have been.“Students can have whatever you want, but somebody’s going to have to pay for it, and students want more of everything every year,” Boschini said. “They want more food options, they want more psychiatrists in the counseling center, they want a bigger Rec Center, and all that costs money.” He said having a set rate for incoming first-year students throughout their time at TCU likely isn’t a good solution either. “I’ve worked at a school that did that, and they canceled it because it backfired,” Boschini said. “What happened is eventually the underclassmen got angry, and they thought that they were paying for your benefits. It kind of created some dissension on campus.”Even though tuition has been increasing over the years, Boschini said students’ pockets haven’t always felt the price jump. Every time tuition has been raised, financial aid has been raised by the same amount. “It shouldn’t affect any students if they file the FAFSA – if you need it, you’ll get it,” Boschini said. “I don’t think it has because the retention rate is 92%, it’s actually gone up, so I don’t think that’s affected anybody.” He said problems arise when students are only on merit-based scholarships because those don’t increase at the same rate as tuition. “If it cost $10 to go to TCU last year and I had an $8 merit scholarship, this year it cost $12 to go to TCU and I still have an $8 merit scholarship,” Boschini said. “Our board has sided with helping those in need versus anyone else, and so if you don’t qualify for need, you won’t get more money.”center_img Twitter World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution What to watch during quarantine Facebook Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Twitter printTCU will tip the tuition scale next fall as the price of attendance will exceed $50,000. On Friday, the board of trustees set tuition for the 2020-21 academic year at $51,570, or 4.9% higher than this year’s rate of $49,160. Need-based financial aid is expected to increase to match the hike, but merit scholarship won’t keep pace. Students, parents and alumni took to social media to express their opinions on the topic. TCU is increasing tuition by 4.9% to make the cost of attendance for the 2020-2021 academic year equal to $51,570. Remind me again why I left UofL.— alexes (@alexeslinay) November 8, 2019 Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Robbie Vaglio TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img