St. Joseph’s College has instituted a tuition freeze for the 2020-21 academic year, in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the resulting economic impact on its current and prospective students.
All tuition costs are frozen at 2019-20 rates. Click here to visit the Bursar’s Office page of the College’s website for more information.
St. Joseph’s President Donald R. Boomgaarden, Ph.D., noted that the College is doing everything possible to ensure students continue to have access to the transformational education provided by the 104-year-old institution.
“We recognize that this step is a serious one, as costs incurred by the institution to prepare and support the current modes of remote learning will be quite high,” Dr. Boomgaarden said of the decision that was announced last month.
“Even so, I felt strongly, and our Board of Trustees agreed, that we must consider the gravity of the crisis for our entire region when making decisions about the future.”
St. Joseph’s tuition has long been among the lowest of private colleges in the New York metropolitan region.
Earlier this spring, St. Joseph’s established an emergency assistance fund to help the students who have been affected most by the pandemic.
The COVID-19 Student Emergency Assistance Fund has provided critical resources to more than 100 St. Joseph’s students.