Thursday, October 29, 2015

STU Lowers Graduate Tuition, Offers Free Text Books

In a move intended to help more students obtain graduate degrees, and address market demand St. Thomas University announced across-the-board adjustments to its graduate tuition rates. This fall, the new per-credit tuition rates represent savings in some programs of as much as 42 percent.

"As important as providing a quality, private education, is ensuring that our students are able to graduate with an advanced degree that will assist in career advancement, with as little debt as possible," said University President Franklyn M. Casale. "The adjustments ensure an incredible return on investment for our students. It is a value proposition that is win-win for them."

In addition to the adjusted per-credit-hour graduate tuition rate, books for all graduate degree courses are also included as part of the tuition. This approach allows graduate students to have their books available the first day of class.

"Studies demonstrate that students that have books when classes begin will achieve more success in their courses," said Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Irma Becerra. "This approach demonstrates our commitment to ensuring that our students don't merely enroll and attend, but graduate – in a timely manner - with their desired degree."

The changes to graduate tuition rates and the book policy coincide with the university's launch of 18 new degree programs, mostly graduate programs, this fall.

For more information on the new graduate tuition rates, visit

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