New Tuition Commitment

December 7, 2020

Briar Cliff University announced tuition, room, board, and fee plans for the 2021-2022 academic year. The Briar Cliff Board of Trustees approved new tuition measures, which will allow the University to implement low-to-no tuition increases as well as a new tuition commitment model.

“Briar Cliff University strives to improve the tuition pricing process for the benefit of our students while maintaining the financial integrity of the University,” says Dr. Rachelle Karstens, Briar Cliff University President. “We understand 2020 has impacted many of our students, families, and communities. The challenges of this year have motivated us to reimagine the tuition process.”

Like most colleges and universities, Briar Cliff University annually evaluates tuition, fees, and the rate of inflation, often resulting in a tuition increase. The new tuition commitment includes the following:

  • All traditional, full-time, undergraduate students will have a new, locked-in tuition rate. A slight increase, less than 2%, will occur for the 2021-2022 academic year. This rate will remain locked in for the students’ remaining time at Briar Cliff University, subject to satisfactory academic progress.

  • Graduate programs will receive low-to-no increases for the 2021-2022 academic year. Increases to certain programs will not exceed more than 2.5%.

  • Tuition for Briar Cliff’s online degree completion programs will decrease 10% overall.

Programs experiencing an increase are the lowest increases in the past ten years.

“A college education is a substantial and important investment in your future, and we hope these changes can positively influence our students’ ongoing success,” adds Karstens. “We promise to provide an environment where you can pursue your educational goals and achieve extraordinary outcomes.”

The University also shares that their generous alumni and donor network, who are passionate about investing in and supporting students, helps provide every full-time, undergraduate student an average of $10k in financial support each year.

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