MARIETTA, OHIO (11/17/2017) Marietta College is calling a timeout.
At the recommendation of the College's senior leadership, the Board of Trustees recently approved not increasing student tuition or fees for the 2018-19 academic year.
"We are choosing to call this a timeout since we will review this again for 2019-20 and into the future," said Dr. William N. Ruud, President and Professor of Management at Marietta College. "It is important to maintain a tuition and fee structure that is in line with the financial realities of our students and their families while continuing to provide a transformational educational experience."
Tuition and fees for the next academic year will remain at $36,040. The Board also approved holding the cost of room and board to the same levels for an additional year, which means the total standard cost to attend Marietta College will remain $47,360 before applying scholarships and other forms of financial aid.
"We place a high priority on access to a quality education," said Stephen Lazowski, Vice President for Enrollment Management. "By calling a timeout on tuition, we will remain competitive with peer institutions while also bolstering our efforts to enroll more students at Marietta. Private schools can be as affordable or even more affordable as public schools once you factor in tuition, merit aid, scholarships and financial aid."
Lazowski said the College will budget more than $16 million in financial aid for the next academic year.
"By allocating these funds to help alleviate some of the challenges that tuition and fees can present, we hope to ensure our ongoing commitment to our students and their future," he said.
Students interested in learning more about Marietta College, specifically opportunities for scholarship and financial aid are encouraged to fill out the Institutional Scholarship and Grant Calculator at www.marietta.edu/scholarships. They may also contact the Office of Admission at (740) 376-4600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Located in Marietta, Ohio, at the confluence of the Muskingum and Ohio rivers, Marietta College is a four-year liberal arts college. Tracing its roots to the Muskingum Academy begun in 1797, the College was officially chartered in 1835. Today Marietta College serves a body of 1,200 full-time students. The College offers 45 majors and has been listed among Colleges of Distinction and Peterson's Competitive Colleges, and has been recognized as one of the top regional comprehensive colleges by U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review, as well as one of the nation's best by Forbes.com.