Tuition will rise 4.9 percent at the University of St. Thomas.
That brings undergraduate tuition and fees at the non-profit, private college to $33,040. With room and board, the total grows to $42,565, according to a St. Thomas newsletter. That's an increase of 4.6 percent in the total cost -- "less than the 4.9 percent increase a year ago," the school notes.
The average tuition increase among graduate programs will be 4.4 percent. The college's Board of Trustees set the rates, part of the larger 2012-13 budget, at a meeting Thursday.
In addition to the above, there will be a new facilities fee for undergraduate students to support the repair, maintenance and operations of campus buildings. The fee will be $75 per semester and per summer session for full-time students (12 or more credits), $37.50 per semester and per summer session for part-time students (11 or less credits) and $20 for January Term students taking courses on campus.
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