For the 2021-22 year, John Brown University is increasing undergraduate costs by 1.68 percent.
This blended increase for undergraduate tuition, fees, and room and board is the lowest percentage rate increase in 30 years, according to the university. The increase will increase costs by approximately $636.
According to figures provided by JBU officials, tuition and fees will rise to $28,924. With the room costs of $4,536 and board costs of $5,018, the total undergraduate costs will increase to $38,478.
“Despite the financial impact of COVID-19, JBU’s board of trustees and administration remain committed to controlling costs so tuition increases remain as low as possible,” Dr. Kim Hadley, vice president for finance and administration, said in a statement. “We’re grateful for our generous donors who continue to provide for scholarships, including the Fill the Gap Scholarship for those financially impacted by COVID-19.”
To offset the rise in tuition and other fees, JBU is increasing need and merit-based scholarships by $736,000 for the coming year. The university expects to provide approximately $17 million in scholarships to approximately 88 percent of JBU’s undergraduate body.