Shorter University has announced that it will not raise tuition rates for the 2017-18 academic year.
“Shorter University is committed to making our Christ-centered education as affordable as possible for students and their families,” said Shorter University President Dr. Don Dowless. “We understand the challenge that rising college costs put in the path of students who are working to attain their goal of a college education. This is a concern for many students and families in today’s higher education marketplace. In response, we have worked diligently to put together a budget plan that does not include an increase in tuition for the coming year. We are pleased to be able to offer this aid to our students.”
Shorter’s tuition rate for its undergraduate program was $21,300 for the 2016-17 academic year and will remain at that level for 2017-18.
The steady tuition level, combined with Shorter’s commitment to providing scholarships and financial aid, makes Shorter an affordable option for students, according to Dr. Emily Messer, vice president of enrollment management.
“Approximately 99 percent of our students receive financial aid, which reduces the total cost students pay,” Dr. Messer said. “Our admissions and financial aid staff are available to help students and families answer questions about paying for college. We believe the steady tuition level for next year will be a great help.”
Founded in 1873, Shorter University is a Christ-centered, four-year liberal arts university committed to excellence in education. The Princeton Review annually includes Shorter on its list of best Southeastern Colleges. The university offers traditional bachelor’s degrees in 40 areas of study, online courses and degree programs, undergraduate programs for working adults, and four master’s programs. Learn more about Shorter at www.shorter.edu.