Mary Baldwin University to keep tuition rates the same for 2018-19

Published: Feb. 12, 2018 at 10:15 PM EST
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It seems the cost of furthering your education is becoming more expensive each year but a Valley school is working to help its student save money.

Mary Baldwin University announced Monday, that tuition will not go up for the 2018-19 school year.

Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Ty Buckman said it will help in the long run.

"I feel a tuition freeze positions us well, to respond to the needs of our families, both continuing," said Dr. Buckman. "Those families continuing here, as well as new students looking at the university."

Mary Baldwin's tuition rate right now is just under $30,690 and will stay that way through next year.

Dr. Buckman said the main focus is helping families.

"A lot of families are struggling in the current economy, trying to figure out how to afford higher education and so this is a gesture towards helping them," Dr. Buckman said.

Mary Baldwin is also seeing record-high number of applications, with about a 60 percent increase in the last 5 years.

Dr. Buckman does not feel it will slow down anytime soon.

"A number of students have already committed to come to Mary Baldwin in the fall and we are extending our welcome to students from around the country," said Dr. Buckman.