Rutgers approves tuition hike of 1.85 percent for 2017-2018 academic year

The Daily Targum | Rutgers students will pay an average of $14,638 as their base tuition and fees in the 2017-2018 academic year after the Board of Governors voted to increase tuition and fees by 1.85 percent. Room and board will be increased by 1.5 percent, and the overall cost of attendance will jump by 1.7 percent.

The actual dollar amounts students can expect to pay vary by school and campus.

Rutgers raised tuition costs by 1.7 percent in 2016, and 2.3 percent in 2015, with some of the funds coming from the increase going toward salary increases, according to The Daily Targum.

University Vice President for Financial Planning and Budgeting Kathy Dettloff said some of the money raised through tuition increases will again go toward faculty salary increases.

There are 27 unions on campus whose members will receive a mandatory pay raise, she said. Overall, their salaries will jump by an average of 2.5 percent.

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July 19, 2017

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