PROVIDENCE – Brown University’s tuition and fees for the 2021-22 academic year will increase by only between 1.8% and 2.9% for undergraduate, graduate and medical students, the Ivy League university announced late Monday.
The increase, which was approved Feb. 6 by the university’s corporation, marks the lowest such increase in more than a decade, Brown said.
According to Brown, undergraduate students will be paying $60,944 in tuition next academic year and $78,668 including room-and-board, health, recreation and activities fees.
Graduate students will pay $7,618 per course next year, Brown said, also a 2.9% increase. Brown also said that given a shift to market-based pricing for some master’s degrees, about a dozen such programs have tuition rates that vary from the standard. Therefore, Brown said most master’s programs will keep the same tuition from 2020-21 or increase by 2.9% next year.
Tuition for medical students will rise by 1.8% next year to $66,110, Brown said.
Brown Provost Richard M. Locke said in a statement that the “modest” increase will provide close to $16 million in additional revenue for the university to support teaching, learning and research on campus.
Additionally, Brown said faculty and staff will as of July 1 see salary increases of 2.5%. It will end the salary freeze that was implemented in April 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s financial impact on Brown.
The university also said it will reinstitute its full-match contributions to retirement plans for eligible employees beginning on or after Feb. 28. Back in November, Brown implemented a temporary 12-month reduction in such contributions for nonunion employees, however Brown said the reduction will end sooner than expected.
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