Another Tuition Increase For Troy University


By Sarah Cantey

Get ready to pay more money if you attend Troy University. 

It's a tuition hike trend that's been going on for more than 5 years. 
Dr. John Dew, the Senior Vice Chancellor Student Affairs said, "We want to make sure our students are receiving top quality in terms of the faculty that teaches their classes, the library resources, the access to bandwidth to be able to work on projects that are online and online resources. And all those costs are going up as are costs related to construction."
Since fall of 2009 it's gone up more than 50 percent. 
Dr. John Dew said,  "While we hate to see a 3 percent increase, the rate at which tuition is going up is slowing and we are very pleased with that."
Some Troy students agree.
Angelene Kendall, a sophomore said, "I mean every penny does count, I mean you are going to school. So every measly five dollars or ten dollars is probably going to make a difference. But, I think it will be manageable."
Telon Stallworth, a junior said, "I think that's pretty ridiculous because students we are already accumulating student debt so it's going to be pretty hard to pay back that debt." 
If you add this up with the increase, our average  undergraduate student can expect to pay at least 100 dollars extra each semester. That tuition increase will raise about $7 million. 
That $7 million will help offset an $11 million budget shortfall for the University. University leaders say Troy's tuition is competitive and reasonable to other state and peer institutions. 
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