Otterbein University announced there will be no increase in undergraduate and graduate tuition for the 2014-2015 academic year. The tuition freeze was approved by the Board of Trustees at its winter meeting on March 8.
“We know students and families are worried about keeping college affordable and we want to be part of the solution,” said Jefferson Blackburn-Smith, vice president for enrollment management. “Freezing tuition to last year’s prices is a start. Coupled with our generous financial aid packages, many families will pay less to attend Otterbein in 2014 than they would have paid in 2013 while still receiving the same quality and nationally-recognized programs and degrees.”
The full-time undergraduate tuition will remain $31,424 for the 2014-2015 academic year. Current rates for Otterbein's graduate programs in business administration, education, allied health and nursing, including the certified registered nurse anesthetist and doctor of nursing practice degrees, will also maintain the current year's competitive rates.
Otterbein’s President Kathy Krendl noted, “We are fully convinced that Otterbein's distinctive undergraduate and graduate education programs offer a compelling value by combining an intimate learning environment with extensive experiential learning opportunities. The combination brings value to both our students and the communities they serve. We are pleased that management of the tuition rate and our additional $2.2 million in scholarships and financial aid support, including a newly introduced award for on-campus housing, will help students and their families obtain affordable options.”
For more information about enrollment or to see what Otterbein might cost at a personal level based on family income, test scores and high school G.P.A., please visit: www.otterbein.edu/admission and link to the Financial Aid Estimator.You may also speak directly with an admission counselor at 614-823-1500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.