The Lincoln University Introduces Fixed-Tuition Rate Beginning 2014-15 Academic Year

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, PA – The Lincoln University introduces a fixed-tuition plan for incoming students this Fall, setting a fixed rate for four years of undergraduate education.  The fixed rate does not include fees or room and board costs.

The Board of Trustees approved the measure at its February meeting, which allows parents and students to know tuition costs in advance and allows them to plan accordingly.  Lincoln’s total 2014-15 tuition for full-time In-State students is $7,160 and $11,836 for Out-of-State.

“With the ongoing struggle that some parents and students face to finance a college education, a fixed-tuition rate provides some welcomed relief and offers an additional incentive for those to choose to attend Lincoln,”  said President Dr. Robert R. Jennings. “The university is doing all we can to remain competitive and at the same time make an education accessible and affordable for all qualified students.”

Currently, the university is also engaged in a $10 million Students First Campaign to raise money for need and merit-based scholarships.

If students do not meet the four year graduation deadline, tuition increases to the particular rate of incoming freshmen and transfer students for that year.  Over the last few years, tuition has increased less than 3% a year.

According to the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, about 320 schools nationwide offered these plans from 2012-2013.

Founded in 1854, The Lincoln University (PA) is the FIRST of four Lincoln Universities in the world and is the nation’s FIRST degree-granting Historically Black College and University (HBCU).  The University combines the elements of a liberal arts and science-based undergraduate curriculum along with select graduate programs to meet the needs of those living in a highly-technological and global society.  Today, Lincoln, which enrolls a diverse student body of approximately 2,000 men and women, possesses an international reputation for preparing and producing world class leaders such as Thurgood Marshall, the FIRST African American U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Lillian Fishburne, the FIRST African American woman promoted to Rear Admiral in the U.S. Navy, Langston Hughes, the noted poet, Kwame Nkrumah, the FIRST President of Ghana, Nnamdi Azikiwe, the FIRST President of Nigeria and a myriad of others. 


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