Tuition, residence hall rates set for 2022-2023

Student open forum set for Wednesday to address questions

OLLU tuition, fees and residence hall rates have been set for the 2022-2023 academic year with an increase to cover rising operating costs and to offset inflation. This is the first increase in tuition for graduate students since 2019 and since 2020 for undergraduate students.

Undergraduate and graduate tuition will increase by 4 percent. Residence hall rates will increase by 2 percent. Meal plans will increase, as well, with rates depending on the plan selected.

Despite the increase, OLLU tuition and fees still remain the lowest among area private institutions. OLLU residence hall rates are the most affordable among all universities in the city.

Inflation and rising costs for utilities, food, fuel and other necessities to keep the campus operating are among the higher operating costs that made an increase necessary. These increases will provide the University with additional resources to provide quality services and support to students.

“U.S. inflation increased by 6.1 percent in October, but the OLLU administration continues to work to contain costs to ensure tuition increases are kept to a minimum,” said Vice President for Finance Anthony Turrietta. “In the past three years, OLLU has undertaken cost savings measures such as a hiring freeze, reduction of departmental operating budgets, and careful allocation of capital improvements that have resulted in over $3.5 million in cash savings.”

This increase will apply to the summer 2022, fall 2022, spring 2023 semesters.

An Open Forum has been set to allow students to ask questions about the tuition and residence hall rates. It will take place Wednesday, Nov. 17, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Library Community Room. For those unable to attend in person, the session will be live streamed at the link below, and it will be recorded and posted on the Student Affairs SharePoint site.

Open forum link: https://ollusa.webex.com/ollusa/onstage/g.php?MTID=e23fbdd1c2cef1a38e03f6a4437cb8520