Augustana increases tuition by 3.85%


Molly Sweeney

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Around 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, Kirk Anderson, chief financial officer and vice president of administration announced the tuition increase for the 2023-2024 school year, in an email sent out to the school. 

According to Anderson, tuition will increase by 3.85%. This means that next year, students will pay around $49,605. Currently, tuition is $47,766, which was a 3.5% increase from the 2021-2022 school year.

In the email sent to students, Anderson said this increase is for two main reasons: Inflation and continued improvements within the college.

The college recently announced a 50 cent increase in student worker wages, bringing wages up from $9.25 an hour to $9.75 an hour. Additionally, Anderson says the college will increase employee wages as well. 

Increases in food, electricity, and insurance prices as well as the addition of the film major and the integrated health and disability minors also contributed to the tuition increase Anderson said. 

Tuition has consistently risen for multiple years in a row.