To the University Community:

Providing an empowering education at a reasonable cost is one of the University's core values. We are constantly working to manage resources and operations effectively and prudently, with the goal of keeping a Suffolk education affordable for our students and their families.

With that in mind, we have managed to keep tuition increases this year to the smallest in decades.

The Suffolk University Board of Trustees has approved a 2.97 percent increase in undergraduate tuition, a 2.25 percent increase in tuition for graduate programs and a 2.2 percent tuition increase for the Law School for the 2014-15 academic year.

The undergraduate rate increase is the smallest percentage increase in 39 years. Full-time undergraduate tuition for the 2014-15 academic year will be $32,530, an increase of $938. Housing costs will be flat for the fifth consecutive year, and there will be an increase of between $94 and $118 per year in meal plan costs.

The undergraduate increase is built upon a base Suffolk University tuition that remains among the lowest of comparable New England institutions.

Law School tuition for day students for the 2014-15 academic year will be $45,922, a $988 increase. Law School evening tuition will be $34,440, a $740 increase. This is the smallest tuition rate increase on a percentage basis for the Law School in the past 41 years.

More detailed information on 2014-15 Suffolk University tuition costs may be found online.

We recognize that tuition costs remain an ongoing challenge for students, and we remain committed to controlling costs while strategically investing to strengthen programs and the University.

Sincerely,

James McCarthy
President