St. Mary’s admissions staff has faced some serious challenges over the past few years, and is looking for ways to increase student enrollment and college income. Applicants have been dropping off, with a 17 percent drop from 2011-2012. According to Dean of Admissions and Financial aid Pat Goldsmith, “Colleges are Read More
I have heard through the grapevine that there is going to be a four percent tuition increase here at St. Mary’s. The increase is going to begin next year. When I heard about this, I was wondering how students like me are going to afford college tuition. Currently, Maryland residents Read More
On Saturday, March 10, the Board of Trustees voted to raise tuition by four percent for both in-state and out-of-state students for the 2012-2013 school year. The ruling, decided by unanimous vote, means that in-state tuition costs will jump from $12,005 to $12,485, a $480 increase, and out-of-state will go Read More
The state of Maryland has instated a two percent tuition buyback for schools in the state system for the 2012-2013 school year; however, St. Mary’s will not be included in the program. The plan simply means that whatever increase in tuition for state schools like Towson University, Salisbury University, Bowie Read More
At the General Session of the meeting of the St. Mary’s Board of Trustees on Feb. 25, sophomore Michael Killius was announced as the new Student Trustee-in-Training, and the controversial topic of the tuition raise for the 2012-2013 academic year was also discussed. Current Student Trustee Maurielle Stewart introduced Killius, saying, Read More
I sat down to write an opinion piece on St. Mary’s tuition, and after many hours of Facebook, a few days of fall break, and (too many) re-runs of Reba, I realized I wasn’t sure what my opinion was.
The recent 7% hike in tuition prices has left many St. Mary’s students and potential students questioning whether they should shove out $25,360 for in-state tuition, and has every out-of-state student second guessing the $37,437 price tag that comes with a liberal arts education at a small, public, honors college.