July 20, 2017 | Number of The Day
Increase in tuition and fees at Rutgers

The cost of tuition and fees for in-state undergraduates at Rutgers University will increase by 1.85 percent for the 2017-2018 academic year. That’s below the university’s 2.1 percent average tuition and mandatory fee increases of the last three years.

“Public colleges and universities across the country are facing significant financial challenges,” Rutgers university president Robert Barchi said, while emphasizing that Rutgers was managing to keep increases to a minimum.

The 1.85 percent increase translates into a bill of $14,638 in combined tuition and mandatory student fees for a typical in-state, full-time Arts and Sciences undergraduate at the New Brunswick campus. If that student lives on campus, total charges — including tuition, fees, room and board — will be $27,090, up 1.7 percent from last year. Announcing the increase yesterday, Rutgers pointed out that while it applies to most undergraduates, “in many cases, individual student costs are reduced by federal, state or institutional financial aid.”

Rutgers has about 69,000 students and 22,500 faculty and staff at campuses and facilities around New Jersey.