New Webster University Tuition Rates Will Make Education More Affordable for Many

Browning Hall, Webster University's Interdisciplinary Science BuildingST. LOUIS - Webster University will strategically adjust its U.S. tuition rates to broaden access to education for current and prospective students. Under the new rate structure, which will take effect in the summer of 2022, many students will see their tuition rates decrease, including online students and adult undergraduates.

This tuition rate change comes on the heels of a two-year tuition freeze at the University, which effectively reduced the overall cost of education for most students.

“Webster’s tuition policy has always been guided by the principle of affordability and is rooted in granting access to education to those who would not have it otherwise. Webster will continue to provide the best educational experiences to our students and assist them in achieving their educational goals, despite sharp cost increases across the higher education sector,” said Webster University President Julian Z. Schuster. “Webster will continue to be a leader among private independent colleges in setting an example of responsible tuition pricing which reflects the basic values of providing the highest quality education to diverse student audiences.”

For example, the per-credit cost of online and in-class courses will be reduced from $725 to $450, a nearly 40% decrease that will lower costs for part-time students. It is estimated that these reductions will impact part-time undergraduate students the most, many who are working adults and are trying to support family members while earning a degree.

“The adult programs are designed to meet the needs of working adults with flexible evening and online classes,” said Joanna Finch, associate vice president of student enrollment at Webster University.  “We know that going back to school is a big financial decision for many adults. Webster University is committed to access and affordability for all students and our part-time adult learners need an affordable option to retrain and update their skills, especially if they have been laid off or furloughed during the pandemic.”

Nursing students, Webster Groves RN to BSN students, all military students, ESL graduate students and dual-credit students will see no change in their tuition rates in the coming year. Full-time undergraduate students will see a 4% increase in tuition rates, which is notably lower than the current inflation rate.  

“These changes are in line with our commitment to access and affordability and our efforts to assist students and their families,” said Webster University Chancellor Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble. “Just as we strengthen our support for students' academic success, we are making changes that introduce more fairness into the tuition structure while continuing to keep education as affordable as possible.”

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