While on-campus undergrads will have to pay $1,760 more to attend ACU next school year, the tuition hike is less severe than it has been in 15 years.
Tuition for the 2013-14 academic year will rise 5.9 percent from $26,770 to $28,350, or $790 per semester.
The overall cost for students on campus will increase five percent, or $880 per semester, which is the university’s lowest percentage price increase since 2000. Room and fees account for the additional $90; Meal plans will remain the same price.
Last year, instead of a percentage hike, the university went from an hours-based tuition cost to a block tuition model, which gives students the opportunity to take from 24 to 36 hours in one school year for the same price.
Kevin Campbell, chief enrollment officer, said nearly 20 percent of students took full advantage of the new block tuition.
“The great thing about that is they have reduced the cost of their degree,” Campbell said. “It’s playing out just the way we hoped it would.”
Students who take full advantage of annual block tuition can save more than $17,500 in their undergraduate career.
Campbell said the university’s administration will continue to do its best to keep costs down for students.
“Students can expect administration to continue to be diligent in trying to keep costs down,” he said. “We’re looking for savings across campus and will pass them down to the students.”