New Jersey Institute of Technology Increases Tuition Per Semester for Fall, 2001

NEWARK, July 31- New Jersey Institute of Technology's (NJIT) Board of Trustees approved a $200 per semester tuition increase for all full-time undergraduate students for the upcoming 2001-2002 academic year, starting this fall. In-state undergraduate students will pay $3,079 per semester, or an increase of 6.95 percent.

In-state, full-time graduate students will pay a $264 per semester tuition increase of 7 percent. That amount will total $4,033 per semester.

         There will be a $35 increase per semester in existing fees for graduate and undergraduate students, an increase of just over 7 percent since last year for both groups. Total undergraduate student fees for full-time undergraduate students will be $521 per semester and $517 for graduate students. That money will help keep university academic facilities at the cutting edge and accessible to all members of the university community.

"We are pleased to be able to keep tuition and fees within the financial reach of our students and families, without compromising our commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and economic development," says NJIT President Saul K. Fenster. "Our dedication to these core principals is moving NJIT to the ranks of the nation's premier technological universities."

NJIT is a public research university enrolling over 8,200 bachelor's, master's and doctoral students in 80 degree programs through its five colleges: Newark College of Engineering, New Jersey School of Architecture, College of Science and Liberal Arts, the School of Management and the Albert Dorman Honors College. Research initiatives include manufacturing, microelectronics, multimedia, transportation, computer science, solar astrophysics, environmental engineering and science, and architecture and building science. According to Yahoo! Internet Life magazine rankings, NJIT has been America's most wired public university for three consecutive years.

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