March 28, 2014
As part of an ongoing commitment to affordability in college education, Flagler College has decided to maintain charges for tuition and room at their current level with no increase applied for 2014-2015. At its winter meeting in February, the College’s Board of Trustees voted to freeze tuition and room charges to ensure that annual charges are affordable, as compared with charges at other private four-year colleges.
“Students and parents continue to face economic concerns and pressures, including the rising cost of college tuition,” said Flagler President William T. Abare, Jr. “The Board of Trustees believed this decision would uphold our commitment to providing students with a quality education at a reasonable cost.”
The College Board reports that average annual charges for tuition, room, and board at four-year private institutions in 2013-2014 were $40,917. Flagler College’s annual charges for tuition, room, and board in 2013-2014 were $24,960, approximately $16,000 less than the national average.
This tuition freeze is in line with the College’s long-held belief that the opportunity for higher education should be affordable to as many students as possible. Although the cost of attending college has risen dramatically in recent years, Flagler has managed to keep yearly expenses among the lowest in the nation for private colleges through sound financial management and stewardship.
Charges for meal plans will increase 4.9% above the current year charges.