BYU tuition set to increase by 2.9 percent

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The Marriott Center fills during the BYU Commencement ceremony. (BYU)
The Marriott Center during a commencement ceremony. BYU announced tuition increases for the 2016–2017 academic year. (BYU)

BYU announced today a 2.9 percent tuition increase for undergraduate students for the 2016–2017 academic year. There will be a 2.8 percent increase for graduate students as well.

A statement from BYU explained the increase in tuition is meant to cover library and laboratory materials cost, as well as supplies and travel expenses.

The undergraduate rate for members of the LDS Church will raise from $2,575 to $2,650 per semester and the graduate student rate for members will raise from $3,250 to $3,340 per semester. The J. Reuben Clark Law school and Graduate School of Management rates will increase from $5,985 to $6,155.

BYU undergraduate tuition increases from 2013-2017 according to yfacts. There will be a 2.9 percent increase for the 2016-2017 academic year. (Alayna Pehrson)
BYU undergraduate tuition increases from 2013-2017 according to yfacts. There will be a 2.9 percent increase for the 2016-2017 academic year. (Alayna Pehrson)

Spring and summer term rates are also set to increase during 2016-2017. The rate for undergraduate students attending spring/summer term during 2016-2017 will go from $1,288 to $1325. The rate for graduate students will increase from $1,625 to $1,670.

Non-LDS undergraduate students will also have an increase in tuition from $5,150 to $5,300. Non-LDS graduate students’ tuition will increase from $6,500 to $6,680. Non-LDS Business and Law graduate students will see an increase in tuition from $11,970 to $12,310.

Tuition has steadily increased each year for the past 10 years for full time undergraduate students, according to Y facts. Tuition last increased by $75 in the 2014-2015 academic year.

An article with more information behind the 2.9 percent increase in tuition rates at BYU for the 2016–2017 academic year will be provided soon.

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