Benedictine to hold line on tuition, fees

By Gary Kohn
Benedictine University
Posted1/15/2019 10:39 AM

Benedictine University students and their families won't be paying higher tuition and fees for the next academic year.

At a time when many colleges and universities are raising costs, Benedictine announced this week that its undergraduate tuition and fees will be frozen for the 2019-20 school year.


"Benedictine University is committed to remaining an affordable choice as colleges and universities across the nation are increasing the cost to attend," President Charles Gregory said. "As such, we will not raise undergraduate tuition and fees for 2019-20."

According to the College Board, an organization that serves the educational community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators and schools, the average cost of tuition for private colleges in the United States increases by 2.4 percent each year.

Currently, 98 percent of all new Benedictine students receive financial assistance comprised of scholarships, institutional grants, federal and state grants, student loans, work-study and on-campus employment. For the 2019-20 school year, tuition and fees will be $34,290.

"We feel this plan is fiscally responsible. It allows us to meet the needs of our students and families and, at the same time, enables us to continue to provide an exceptional education at a world-class university," Gregory said.

Delivering a world-class education is something Benedictine University continues to do. U.S. News and World Report and Forbes Magazine recently recognized the school as a "Best College" and, in 2018, 11 BenU programs were honored for their excellence by various educational websites or magazines, including the Values-Driven Leadership doctoral degree, which was named the top leadership Ph.D. program in the country by

For more information about enrollment, financial aid or scholarship opportunities, contact the enrollment staff at (630) 829-6300.

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