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Tuition Reset

Media Coverage

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Carthage College slashes tuition sticker price, saying it ‘just didn’t make any more sense’
Sept. 17, 2019
“Bucking national trends and its own historical hikes in tuition, Carthage College announced Tuesday it will slash its ‘sticker price’ by $13,600 for the 2020-21 academic year. … Carthage’s leaders say disrupting the paradigm and being honest about cost are the right way forward for their school — especially when some analyses find almost two-thirds of prospective students rule out schools because of their sticker price.”

Today’s TMJ4 (Milwaukee)
Carthage College plans to cut tuition for the upcoming school year
Sept. 18, 2019
“The private liberal arts college plans to slash tuition by nearly $13,000 for the upcoming 2020 academic year. That brings the yearly cost from about $45,000 to an estimated $31,000 dollars.”

Wisconsin Public Radio
Carthage College Cutting Tuition 30 Percent
Sept. 17, 2019
“‘Too often families rule out Carthage based solely on the advertised tuition rate, not realizing that our generous financial assistance makes the college as great a fit financially for their student as it is academically,’ said Carthage President John Swallow.”

Chicago Citizen
Carthage announces 30% reduction in tuition
Sept. 20, 2019
To give students and their families a clearer picture of the actual cost of attendance, Carthage College will lower tuition by 30 percent for the 2020-21 academic year. … Carthage, which welcomed its largest incoming class in its history last year, is among the first institutions in Wisconsin to lower tuition, and the first in the state to implement such a significant tuition reset.”

Urban Milwaukee
Carthage College Announces 30% Reduction in Tuition
Sept. 17, 2019
“‘In the past 10 years, Carthage has been able to provide more and more financial aid to our families, in addition to new academic and co-curricular programs,’ Mulvey said. ‘Each year, we’ve made a stronger commitment to affordability, and to making a Carthage education accessible for more students from all backgrounds. The average amount students pay for tuition today, after scholarships and grants are applied, is the same as the average they paid a decade ago.’ ”

Kenosha News
Carthage to reduce tuition by 30 percent
Sept. 17, 2019
“Last year, Carthage awarded $20 million in scholarships and grants to first-year students, and the average student paid $15,800 in tuition. A student’s total cost is set individually and depends on a number of factors, including their academic profile, family income and competition in Carthage’s numerous scholarship programs.”

The Journal Times (Racine, Wisconsin)
Carthage College slashing tuition by 30%, current students ‘will pay the same net tuition price’
Sept. 18, 2019
“‘Understanding the true cost of college has become unnecessarily complicated,’ Carthage College president John Swallow said. … ‘We hope this tuition reset cuts through the confusion to offer some much-needed transparency for families as they consider Carthage.’” 

Patch
Carthage College Cuts Tuition By 30 Percent
Sept. 18, 2019
“Financial aid packages for 2020-21 will be adjusted in line with the new tuition, and families of current students will pay the same net tuition price as they would have paid without the tuition reset. In addition, the price for room and board will not increase for the upcoming year.”

Spectrum News 1
Carthage College lowers tuition by 30%
Sept. 20, 2019
“As college tuition across the nation continually increases, a Wisconsin college, Carthage College, lowers its tuition in order to become a more inclusive institution. According to Wisconsin Public Radio, Carthage College is the first private institution in the state to significantly lower its tuition. … Carthage leaders say they are proud to be paving the way.”

The Voice
Carthage College will decrease tuition next school
year
Oct. 8, 2019
“President John Swallow announced that Carthage will reduce tuition to $31,500, from the current $45,100, to better reflect the amount most students pay after receiving financial aid. The change, approved by the board of trustees, will apply to all new and returning undergraduate students.”