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William Paterson Raises Tuition For 2nd Straight Year

Average undergraduate will pay nearly $11,700 for the 2012-13 academic year.

Get ready to pay a little more if you attend .

The university is raising undergraduate tuition and fees by 2 percent for the 2012-2013 academic year.

The university announced the increase Tuesday afternoon. It is the second consecutive year the university is increasing undergraduate tuition and fees by 2 percent, its smallest increase in 30 years.

Tuition and fees for a full-time undergraduate student will be nearly $11,700. The average tuition bill in 2010.

“William Paterson University is very sensitive to the issue of college affordability, and we have made a concerted effort for the second year in a row to hold our increase in tuition to 2 percent, which is among the lowest in the state,” John Martone, vice president for student development said in a statement. “We know that our students and their families often struggle to pay for college, and we will continue to look for ways to be more efficient so we can pass those savings to our students.”

The university touts itself as being “one of the most affordable four-year institutions” in the state. According to a press release, the school provided $10.5 million in aid, including scholarships and grants, to undergraduate students last year.

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Bill July 25, 2012 at 11:58 AM
I heard that one of the senior vice presidents of John Jay College is also living off the backs of college students.
Bill July 25, 2012 at 12:00 PM
Rising Student Loan Debt a Major Concern to this economy.....Yet, these arrogant college execs are lining their fat purses, like pigs at trough. http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2012/07/rising-student-loan-debt-growing-financial-concern.html
Justice July 27, 2012 at 12:22 AM
Well, someone didn't like my comments about the Pres of Willie P living high on Brandon without paying property taxes. The truth hurts. I want to know who deleted my comment
Justice July 27, 2012 at 12:23 AM
Nose, they deleted your comment also
Justice July 27, 2012 at 12:24 AM
Nose: here is your comment::: Nose Wayne also commented on William Paterson Raises Tuition For 2nd Straight Year. "Yes Justice, Nice house on Brandon Avenue off Alps Road. FREE AND CLEAR !!!"
Justice July 27, 2012 at 12:26 AM
If you have mine, please repost. There are some people in Wayne who think they are teachers at Willie P. They are only collecting a pay check, just like the president of willie p

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