The 3.88 percent tuition increase to be initiated for the upcoming school year is a crushing financial blow for many students. This increase, however, is modest compared to previous years. Although any increase is tough, this time administration took student input into account when choices were made.
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University of La Verne students will pay roughly $1,500 more to attend the University in 2017-18 than they did this year, thanks to a tuition increase of 3.88 percent scheduled to take effect in Fall 2017.
On April 9, New York’s state legislature approved Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to provide free college tuition to New York residents who are full-time students and earn less than $100,000 annually. In 2018, the cap will increase to $110,000 and then $125,000 in 2019.
When a new semester starts students often excitedly read their syllabi for the upcoming classes. Then to their dismay, they realize there is a list of books they need to buy – with some books costing up to $300 a piece.
The Associated Students of the University of La Verne hosted a town hall meeting Wednesday in Morgan Auditorium, giving students the opportunity to voice concerns and ask questions regarding the state of the University.
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The traditional undergraduate tuition for the 2016-17 school year will increase 3.48 percent, from $38,560 to around $39,902 per year, President Devorah Lieberman said in an emailed statement Wednesday.
Traditional undergraduate students at the University of La Verne are facing yet another tuition increase of around 3 percent-4 percent for the 2016-17 school year, Chief Financial Officer Avo Kechichian said.
President Devorah Lieberman and 15 other administrators responded to about 40 students’ pressing issues, such as lack of housing, parking issues and lack of programs for Hispanic students, at the Associated Students of University of La Verne’s town hall meeting Oct. 16 in Morgan Auditorium.
Three years ago during my first Convocation at La Verne I was given something that was very dear to me – a tassel with a 2016 gem attached to it to symbolize the goal of my graduating “on time.”