The Taylor University Board of Trustees recently approved a plan to freeze tuition for the 2021-2022 academic year. This marks the first time in Taylor’s recent history there will be no tuition increase.
According to a press release, Interim President Dr. Paige Comstock Cunningham cited financial challenges facing Taylor’s students and families as key components in the decision.
“This is the right thing to do for our students and for our families,” said Cunningham. “This year, more than ever before, it’s absolutely critical that holding steady to our mission looks different.”
The initiative to freeze tuition for the 2021-2022 school year was approved by the Taylor Senior Leadership Team and the Board after a comprehensive review of tuition pricing options and university budget requirements. Though tuition will remain unchanged, room and board and fees will increase by 3.5 percent, less than $400 overall, according to a press release.
“Ninety-seven percent of our parents who responded said they would support their student’s choice to attend Taylor again,” she said. “We want to affirm this confidence and believe freezing tuition for the upcoming year is one way to tangibly do that.”