Lindenwood University’s Board of Directors on Friday approved a 2.9 percent increase in the undergraduate tuition rate for the 2014-2015 academic year. The total expense for residential undergraduates, including tuition, fees, room, and board, will go up by 2.3 percent.
The increase amounts to $430 per year, bringing Lindenwood’s tuition to $15,230. Room and board will go up $90 for the year, while fees such as the health and activity fee and the communications fee will remain unchanged.
President James D. Evans said the tuition increase was needed to help cover increasing utility costs and staffing needs, especially in the area of student support services. Full-time graduate tuition will go up 2.9 percent, and the increase in the LCIE adult evening program will be 2.8 percent effective with the summer quarter.
“This modest increase will help Lindenwood deal with rising costs and maintain the high quality academic experience our students currently enjoy,” Evans said.
Lindenwood University, founded in 1827, is an independent liberal arts university offering more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in diverse areas of study in traditional and accelerated formats, including online. Lindenwood operates residential campuses in St. Charles, Mo., and Belleville, Ill., as well as regional centers throughout the St. Louis Metropolitan Area.