Chestertown, MD, March 29, 2001 — The Board of Visitors and Governors of Washington College has announced a $1,000 increase in tuition for the academic year 2001-2002. The total basic cost for full-time students will rise by $1,000 to $28,040, or just 3.7 percent over the similar total charges for the current year.
The increase has been applied to tuition alone ($21,750), while the basic charges for room ($2,600), board ($3,140) and student fee ($550) will be held constant. The new and renovated student residences will involve slightly higher room charges. The Board also authorized a $200 deposit requirement for returning students participating in the room draw. This is not an increase in room charges, but a deposit to be credited to next year's room fee.
"The 3.7 percent increase is the second lowest percentage total increase for undergraduate tuition, fees, room and board at Washington College in the last 26 years," said Dr. John Toll, president of the College. "The College intends to hold down cost as much as possible while continuing to enhance the quality of education and to improve facilities for our students."
The 2000-2001 academic year witnessed the largest enrollment in the history of the College. Additionally, the College opened Goldstein Hall, which houses classrooms, faculty offices, and academic support services, and renovated the Student Center on the ground floor of Hodson Hall. The College has initiated an intensive planning process for the design and construction of a major addition to the science complex and has hired an architectural firm to develop a series of short-term and long-term projects to address facility needs in the fine and performing arts. The College also is continuing renovation of the existing student residential spaces, including Queen Anne House and Cullen Hall, and will accelerate the construction of four new student residence halls on the North campus.