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02/12/92

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Undergraduate tuition, room and board to increase 7.5 percent

STANFORD -- The combined rate for tuition and room and board for a Stanford University undergraduate will increase 7.5 percent to $22,850 next fall, the Board of Trustees decided Tuesday, Feb. 11.

Tuition will go up 9.5 percent, from $15,102 to $16,536, while room and board will increase 2.5 percent, from $6,160 to $6,314.

The increase represents a departure from a two-year-old policy of holding Stanford's tuition to 1 percent above inflation and keeping room and board increases as low as possible.

Provost James N. Rosse said he regretted not being able to continue the strategy.

"Having taken the leadership position, we found there are no followers," Rosse said.

"Yes, we made a commitment about holding down costs, but we have made a much more fundamental commitment to maintain the quality of a Stanford education. We have found that we can no longer meet both of those commitments at once."

Stanford's tuition, room and board have dropped sharply in relation to other schools during the past decade. In a Cambridge Associates survey of 105 institutions last year, Stanford was 58th in tuition, 10th in room and board and 36th in total charges.

Stanford will continue its "need-blind" admissions policy, Rosse said, and will meet students' calculated financial need through a combination of scholarships, grants, loans and jobs.

However, Rosse said the need-blind policy would have been in jeopardy if the Centennial Campaign had not produced additional endowed scholarship funds during the just-completed drive. The campaign produced $25 million in endowed undergraduate scholarships and another $10 million in endowed athletic grants-in-aid.

Financial aid will grow $2 million or more, including $600,000 designated to relieve students' self-help burden, as part of the tuition increase is funnelled back to help students.

In the midst of budget cuts planned for the next two years, university officials are working hard to "maintain the character of the undergraduate experience, which is quite central to what this institution is all about," Rosse said.

The trustees also set new rates for the following:

  • General graduate tuition, up 9.5 percent to $16,536
  • School of Medicine, up 7.9 percent to $20,766
  • School of Engineering, graduate tuition, up 11.6 percent to $17,706.
  • School of Law, up 10.9 percent to $18,546.
  • Graduate School of Business, up 8.3 percent to $19,236.

Stanford's tuition, room and board charges for 10 years, including next year, are listed below.

Year Total Increase Undergrad

Increase Room Increase

Tuition From Tuition & Board

Rm & Bd Previous Yr.

1983-84 $ 12,839 10.3 % 9,027 9.8 % 3,812

11.4 %

1984-85 13,851 7.9 9,705 7.5 4,146

8.8

1985-86 14,893 7.5 10,476 7.9 4,417

6.5

1986-87 15,908 6.8 11,208 7.0 4,700

6.4

1987-88 16,835 5.8 11,880 6.0 4,955

5.4

1988-89 17,821 5.9 12,564 5.8 5,257

6.1

1989-90 19,164 7.5 13,569 8.0 5,595

6.4

1990-91 20,210 5.5 14,280 5.2 5,930

6.0

1991-92 21,262 5.2 15,102 5.8 6,160

3.9

1992-93 22,850 7.5 16,536 9.5 6,314

2.5

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