Emory's Board of Trustees has approved a 2.3 percent increase in tuition rate for undergraduates enrolled in Emory College of Arts and Sciences for 2014-15, from $43,400 to $44,400, marking the lowest percentage increase in tuition in the past 10 years. The combined undergraduate tuition, fees, room and board were set at $57,768, from $56,370, an overall increase of 2.5 percent.
"The increase reflects Emory’s commitment to an excellent learning experience for our students without them incurring excessive debt. We know that students and their families make a tremendous investment in obtaining a world-class education at Emory. By holding down annual increases, while at the same time continuously enhancing the Emory experience, we deliver an extraordinary value proposition for extraordinary students," says Claire Sterk, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs.
Emory maintains a commitment to meet 100 percent of demonstrated financial need for admitted domestic undergraduates and their families, with about 60 percent of all Emory undergraduates currently receiving financial aid of some form, Sterk adds.
Last year more than $121 million in grants and scholarships from federal, state and university resources was provided to undergraduate Emory students – with Emory funding 89 percent of the total aid, grants and scholarships awarded to undergraduates. As part of its institutional funding, Emory invests in Emory Advantage, which provides additional grant assistance and reduces loan debt burdens for families falling within national low- and middle-income norms.
Emory is consistently identified as a best value among private universities and colleges—those institutions that are both academically strong and affordable. Currently ranked 14th in the country by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance as a best value among private universities, it also was named a "Best Value College" by the Princeton Review in 2014 in its list of the top 75 private schools selected on the basis of their excellent academics, financial aid and cost of attendance.