July 22, 2016 | Number of The Day
Tuition increase for Rutgers’ undergraduates

Going to college in New Jersey is expensive, even for students and families paying in-state tuition at state schools. And a rate increase is never good news, but the 1.7 percent bump at Rutgers University for the 2016-2017 school year is being billed as modest, according to a news release announcing it.

“I am pleased that, once again, we are able to keep tuition and fee increases at Rutgers to a minimum,” said Greg Brown, chairman of the Board of Governors.

The 1.7 percent increase is below Rutgers five-year average of 2.4 to 2.5 percent depending on campus location.

Typical in-state, full-time undergraduate tuition and fees at Rutgers University-New Brunswick will be $14,372 for commuters; students who live on campus will pay $26,632. Comparable increases will be in effect at the Camden and Newark campuses.