For the second consecutive year, Hiram College officials will not increase tuition for students entering the institution next fall.
Students entering Hiram for the 2014-2015 academic year will pay the same tuition as students who entered the institution in 2012. The decision to freeze tuition at 2011-2012 levels for entering students is coupled with Hiram’s long-standing Tuition Guarantee which ensures that once students are enrolled at Hiram, their tuition costs will not increase during their four years at the institution.
“Hiram College has had a long history of helping families meet the needs associated with earning a college degree,” said Hiram College President Tom Chema. “Our Tuition Guarantee has been in place since 2004 and has been very popular with families as it makes our costs affordable and predictable. Keeping our tuition constant for next year’s entering class is an additional step we are taking to work with families and enable students’ aspirations for earning a Hiram degree a reality.”
According to information from the College Board, a non-profit organization focused on increasing access to higher education, the average tuition increase for private colleges and universities for the 2013-2014 academic year was 3%.
“Private colleges and universities have worked hard in recent years to keep cost increases to a minimum. However, at Hiram, we want to do better than our sector in partnering with families to enable students to continue their path to a degree. We’re delighted to be in a position to make a Hiram education within reach of our prospective students and their families.”
Hiram College was the first institution in Ohio to implement a Tuition Guarantee