Tuition Lock Beginning 2010
Holy Cross College Announces Tuition Rate Continuity Through Four Years of College
One of the most difficult things about paying for a college education is anticipating yearly tuition increases. Due to increases over the last four years at U.S. colleges and universities, 2010 graduates throughout the country can expect to pay at least 20 percent more in tuition in their final year than they paid as a freshman.
Holy Cross College is putting an end to those difficult increases by promising a tuition-rate lock for students who remain continuously enrolled in a four-year degree program.
The tuition rate lock will help you and your parents save for college and forecast what your actual costs will be over the next four years.
According to the College Board, the average cost of private four-year college and university tuition in the U.S. rose to $26,273 for fall 2009 (up 4.4 percent from 2008), public four-year colleges and universities rose 6.5 percent to $7,020. In contrast, Holy Cross College's tuition and fees are roughly 30 percent lower than the national average for private four-year colleges and universities. It is among the most affordable tuition rates in the nation.
Another dramatic savings comes in the time it takes to graduate from Holy Cross. Over 90 percent of Holy Cross students who stay enrolled for four years graduate within that time. This is in stark contrast to the national average. According to Graduationwatch.org, only 37 percent of college students graduate in four years or less. Additional years of rising tuition, coupled with living expenses and a lack of full-time employment, make the costs of a long and drawn out college education escalate dramatically.
Because we are serious about the success of our students, our entire curriculum of studies is designed to provide everything needed for graduation within four years.