Our Tuition Promise
Oh Yes, We Did! Again.
Last year, we took the bold step of reducing tuition by 43 percent. This initiative, which we’ve termed Our Tuition Promise, reduces tuition to a new price of $18,500. And we are proud to announce that we are doing it again for the 2017-2018 academic year. This reduction will apply to every Rosemont student.
Our Tuition Promise
Our Tuition Promise hopes to accomplish two goals:
- to present Rosemont as an affordable and accessible private-college option for all families
- and to promote clarity in the confusing world of college finance.
Our research tells us that in the past, families have overlooked us based on sticker price alone. Our hope is that Rosemont will appear on the radar of many middle-income families who are seeking a private, values-based liberal arts education – but who previously thought Rosemont was beyond their means.
Meeting the Wants of the Age
College prices have increased by an average of 45 percent over the last decade, while household income has declined by 7 percent during that same period. As tuition rises, most schools have responded by increasing the amount of financial aid they offer to students, and the vast majority of college students wind up paying less than the published tuition price. Our Tuition Promise will make college financing more clear and straightforward for families, allowing us to heed the words of Cornelia Connelly, foundress of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus, and “meet the wants of the age.”
Staying True to Rosemont
While this is a bold move for Rosemont, the quality of the education, faculty and campus experience we all love will not change. Rosemont will remain home to attentive, highly-credentialed faculty and continue to offer all of the athletics and campus life opportunities that make Rosemont so special. Rosemont will continue to have a 10:1 student to faculty ratio. Financial aid will still be available for students who qualify, at a rate proportional to our lowered tuition.