Lynn Board of Trustees Continues Fee Freeze for Fifth Straight Year

For third year in a row, rate of tuition increase holds steady at roughly half national average

Published Jan. 29, 2009

The Board of Trustees at Lynn University has approved a tuition increase for undergraduate day students of 2.9 percent for the 2009-10 academic year and continued a long-running freeze on student fees. This is the third straight year where the board has approved a tuition increase of this size, which is roughly half the national average for private institutions.

The College Board’s annual “Trends in College Pricing” report, out last October, found that 2008 tuition and fee rates at private institutions rose an average of 5.9 percent. It also reported an average increase of 6.4 percent at public institutions. The year before that, the College Board reported the same average tuition increase at private universities (5.9 percent). The average increase at four-year public universities for 2006-07 was 6.6 percent.

Lynn’s undergraduate tuition for 2009-10 will be $28,600, up from $27,800 this academic year. Rates for evening undergraduate students will increase by $5 next year to $295 per credit hour. Master’s students will see a $15 increase per credit hour (from $565 to $580).

In addition to setting the tuition rate for the upcoming year, the board continued its freeze on mandatory fees for daytime undergraduate students. The student service/activity fee will remain at its 2004 rate of $1,000 next year. The telecommunications fee of $250 for resident students and $100 for commuters has not been raised since before 2000.