Lowest tuition Increase in 18 years

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Lowest tuition Increase in 18 years

Postby uofdmik2008 » Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:37 pm

March 6, 2017

Dear Detroit Mercy Student:

I hope your classes are going well this winter term. As you prepare to register for the next academic year, I am writing to inform you that in January the Board of Trustees approved a 3.2% increase in undergraduate tuition and a 2.7% increase in graduate tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year. These tuition adjustments are the lowest tuition rate increases in the past 18 years and the fourth consecutive year that the tuition rate has decreased from the prior year. You will find the new tuition and fees schedule attached to this letter.

Detroit Mercy is firmly committed to providing you with a high quality and affordable education and the University continues to provide financial assistance to make that possible. In 2016, for example, Detroit Mercy awarded more than $55 million in institutional grants and scholarships to students. Because the University’s significant institutional contribution supplements the federal and/or state financial aid that many students receive, we encourage you to complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible, to confirm your federal and state aid eligibility and to receive the University’s financial support. If you need help in determining your financial aid package, please contact the University’s Scholarship and Financial Aid Office at 313-993-3350 or finaid@udmercy.edu.

The University continues to make a variety of investments in academic programs, facilities and technology to ensure you receive an excellent educational experience. Some of the recent additions and improvements include the following:

Academic Programs • A new graduate certificate program in Business Fundamentals was launched, and the U.S. Department of Education designated it a Gainful Employment program, which enables enrolled students to receive federal financial aid.

• The Institute for Leadership & Service initiated an online platform for delivering leadership development modules directly to student leaders and faculty/staff advisors for student organizations.

Campus and Facility Improvements • The Health Professions facility was expanded, adding 20,000 square feet of instructional space for state of the art practice labs and exam rooms for our health care programs as well as other academic and event spaces. This addition also provides efficient use of natural resources and more advanced temperature and lighting controls.

• The lower level of the Warrren Loranger Architecture Building was renovated to include more natural light, shared space for collaboration and small group meetings, display areas and improvements to the workshop and lab areas.

• The Athletic Success Center was developed in the northwest corner of Calihan Hall to provide study, tutoring and advising space for student-athletes.

FY18 Tuition Letter Page 2

• Two new Engineering & Science labs were created: The Center for Automotive Systems Engineering Education (CASEE) makes it possible for hands-on collaboration between engineering students and industry partners on vehicle design projects, robotics and autonomous vehicle development; and the iNSPIRE lab (Innovative Space for Research and Exploration) provides flexible room design, multiple flat screens and idea panels, wet lab space and advanced technology to facilitate biomedical research as part of the National Institutes of Health ReBUILD Detroit biomedical services program.

• Other facility improvements include the addition of four study rooms on the main floor of the Library; installation of energy efficient windows to campus buildings, including Reno Hall and the Engineering Building; and the addition of new energy efficient LED lighting and occupancy sensor controls in various locations around campus.

Information Technology • The bandwidth was upgraded for the University and the residence halls.

• Wireless connectivity was upgraded throughout the Ford Life Sciences Building and other high utilization areas on the McNichols Campus.

• Audio-visual technology was upgraded in Chemistry 114, Life Science 113 and the Architecture lab.

• State-of-the-art audio-visual solutions were installed in the new iNSPIRE Lab, CASEE Lab, Athletic Success Center and CHP labs.

These improvements and many other campus enhancements have been essential to maintaining Detroit Mercy’s national status and its rankings as a top tier Midwest regional university in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges.” Similarly, the top rankings of our undergraduate programs in Business Management and Engineering and our graduate programs in Nursing, Nurse Anesthesia and Clinical Psychology are notable recognitions of those high quality academic programs provided by our faculty. Furthermore, the Wall Street Journal ranked Detroit Mercy as No. 238 in its inaugural rankings list of the top 500 colleges and universities in the United States. We are equally proud of the University’s designation as a Gold-certified Michigan Veteran Friendly School by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency.

I wish you continued success during the remainder of the school year and, if you are a dependent student, please share this letter with your parent or guardian.

Sincerely,

Antoine M. Garibaldi, Ph.D. Presiden
Mik

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