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Contact Information: Tanya Klein Public Relations 973-596-3433

New Jersey Institute of Technology Trustees Approve Raising Tuition for New School Year

New Jersey Institute of Technology's (NJIT) Board of Trustees approved today a 7 percent tuition and fee increase for the upcoming 2005-2006 academic year, starting this fall.

Full-time, in-state undergraduate students will pay $4,236 per semester for tuition, an increase of $277 from last fall. Out-of-state, full-time undergraduate students will pay $480 more per semester, totaling $7,338.

In-state, full-time graduate student tuition will be $5,559 per semester, an increase of $364, and out-of-state, full-time graduate students will pay a tuition increase of $512 per semester and total $7,824.

Full-time student fees will increase $44 per semester to total $675 per semester for undergraduates and $662 per semester for graduate students.

While constraints in state budgetary support continue to present challenges  to institutional budget planning, Robert A. Altenkirch, president of NJIT, noted that “prudent fiscal management and careful allocation of resources have permitted investment in a number of areas of importance to the strengthening of NJIT’s programs and the university’s continued growth and stature in the community.”

This year’s plans include buildings and landscaping improvements, the upgrading of classrooms and laboratories, the continued strengthening of select academic programs, and the completion this fall of Eberhardt Hall’s restoration. The building, owned by NJIT since 1948, is an historic Victorian landmark. It will serve as NJIT’s alumni center. Completed in 1857, Eberhardt Hall illustrates a classic example of mid-19th century Gothic architecture, built in the Elizabethan style.

According to Newark architect David Gibson, who is leading the restoration project — there’s only one other Elizabethan Gothic in New Jersey and perhaps a handful on the entire Eastern Seaboard. The building was designed by Philip Welch, one of the founders of the American Institute of Architects, and a noted church architect.

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NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology university, enrolls approximately 10,000 students pursuing bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in 120 programs. The university consists of six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, College of Architecture and Design, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, College of Computing Sciences and Albert Dorman Honors College. U.S. News & World Report's 2012 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges ranked NJIT in the top tier of national research universities. NJIT is internationally recognized for being at the edge in knowledge in architecture, applied mathematics, wireless communications and networking, solar physics, advanced engineered particulate materials, nanotechnology, neural engineering and e-learning. Many courses and certificate programs, as well as graduate degrees, are available online through the Division of Continuing Professional Education.