Montclair State Sets Tuition for 2009-2010 Academic Year

Montclair, NJ-Montclair State University has announced that the University's Board of Trustees recently approved a 3% tuition increase for the 2009-2010 academic year.

"The smallest in at least 30 years, the 3% tuition increase will provide students with an opportunity to attend a University which offers an outstanding educational experience, an exceptional faculty current with the latest research and developments in their disciplines, facilities and programs that expand opportunities for students in the international marketplace, and an active, student-centered campus," comments Susan A. Cole, Montclair State president.

Tuition for New Jersey residents attending the University full-time in the upcoming year will be $7,042. The combined costs of tuition, mandatory fees, and room and board for full-time students will total $19,740.

Over the period of 2001-2010, state appropriation per full-time equivalent student declined at Montclair State from $4,795 to $3,073, a decrease of 36%. State funding currently represents 26% of the University's total operating revenue, continuing a trend that has shifted the cost of a college education from the state to individual students and their families.

The University is projecting an increase in enrollment for fall to 17,900 students. Among the new facilities that will be available to students this fall will be the new John J. Cali School of Music and the renovated Panzer Athletic Center. New academic programs scheduled to be offered next year include: a PhD in Counselor Education; a Master of Public Health; an MS in Pharmaceutical Biochemistry; a BA in Child Advocacy; and a BFA in industrial Design.

Released: July 24, 2009