Westminster Raises Tuition To Nearly $38K Per Year
Dec 6, 2019, 6:18 AM | Updated: 6:24 am
(Chelsey Allder, Deseret News)
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Students at Westminster College will be paying more for tuition following an announced 8.5% increase.
The news of the tuition hike comes from Westminster’s student news publication The Forum. They’re reporting that students received an email Monday from college President Beth Dobkin, which stated the increase for undergraduate tuition. That rise amounts to about $3,000 more per year, putting tuition at nearly $38,000 a year.
In comparison, in-state tuition at the University of Utah is about $9,000 per year.
Westminster is a private institute, meaning it receives no state funding, so those costs are passed on to students with increases each year. Some students said they are worried they may have to transfer schools to continue their studies.
“If they raise tuition without raising academic merit scholarships… I will face the possibility of having to withdraw […],” one commenter posted on the Instagram account westminstudentsspeakout, a page dedicated to students speaking out against the recent tuition increase.
“This goes way beyond money,” the commenter continued. “It is about mental health, opportunity, and students who worked hard at something. This school promised a chance.”