The "bargain" tuition for third-year students at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the Graduate School of Education has been raised from $70 per year to $100.
The increase was voted by the Corporation and will go into effect next September.
The "Bargain" tuition was established several years ago to aid students in completing their graduate work at the schools. Ph.D. candidates normally complete their work in two years. However, a large number often prefer to continue work for an additional year despite having completed the requirements. The "bargain" tuition is the University's attempt to make things easier for such students.
It was emphasized yesterday that the raise will apply only to students at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the Graduate School of Education. Only those who have completed four full terms of study or have paid the regularly yearly tuition of $600 will be effected.
The increase is in line with the general jump in costs throughout the University. Room and board increases in the College and graduate schools were announced earlier this year.