TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Board of Trustees has approved not increasing tuition for the 2021-22 academic year for continuing and new students.
The decision was made in response to the economic uncertainty that the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced into families’ lives.
Rose-Hulman President Robert A. Coons said he and his executive cabinet recommended holding the line on tuition for the upcoming school year to help the many students and families still recovering from the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“While the past year has been challenging for us, the pandemic has given us an opportunity to examine new and creative ways for us to provide the education that’s so vital to our mission,” Coons says. “Our goal is to find ways to continue to make a Rose-Hulman education affordable for all students and their families, which is especially important in these uncertain times. It’s also essential that we do this while still maintaining the elements of Rose-Hulman that we hold so dear: a hands-on education within a caring community of faculty, staff, and students that produce alumni who are difference-makers in their science, engineering and mathematics career fields.”
Coons also noted that the school is examining ways to further reduce costs for students, including textbooks. He anticipates significant additional work in this area occurring during the fall academic quarter of the 2021-22 academic year.