WATERBURY — Every so often — not often enough — a university will cut students a break and just say no to the seemingly inevitable annual boost in tuition and fees. This year it is Post University’s turn.
The board of trustees at the small private university voted last week to hold the line on tuition, room and board for 2013-14 for some 795 full-time students at the university’s main campus. It will keep 2012-13 prices in place. Tuition will stay at $26,250, fees at $1,200 in fees and room and board, depending on the residence hall, between $10,430 and $12,230, said spokeswoman Amanda Chun.
Post University President Tom Samph said by keeping tuition at 2012 levels and offering substantial scholarships including a fourth-year tuition grant to qualified honors program students, Post hopes to appeal to draw more attention to its student-focused, career-driven academic programs.
When full and part time undergraduate and graduate students are counted, Post University, this fall, had 7,317 students, a 30 percent jump from 2011. Many of its students take classes on line.