Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College locks in tuition for four years

August 1st, 2011 | SMWC

Tuition Promise

In a move to manage the rising costs of higher education, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College announces its Tuition Promise.

Beginning with the 2011-12 academic year, the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Tuition Promise ensures tuition for incoming freshmen campus students will remain the same for four years.  While many families’ financial circumstances may change in a four-year period, tuition will not.  Students and their families can base financial planning on this certainty.

“Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College recognizes the concerns of families regarding escalating tuition costs,” said Dottie King, Ph.D., president of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College. “We anticipate this initiative will help to ease the economic pressure of financing four years of college.”

In late February, the Board of Trustees and campus administration approved the promise of no tuition increases. The College chose this bold course of action to make a private college education as accessible as possible for students seeking a high quality, liberal arts experience.

“With our focus on critical thinking, effective communication and spirituality, The Woods is an investment that provides a lifetime of rewards,” added King. “We are eager to assist families with their educational investment.”

Other features of a private college education at The Woods:

  • Small class size means a high level of interaction with faculty.
  • Four-year graduation rates are nearly double that of public institutions.
  • Students at a women’s college are more engaged than women at coed colleges, they have a greater understanding of themselves and they are more likely to earn a graduate degree.
  • A strong emphasis is placed on leadership and community responsibility.

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