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Benedictine University to Freeze Traditional Undergraduate Tuition and Fees for 2019-2020

January 14, 2019

Lisle, IL ~ Benedictine University students and their families won’t be paying higher tuition and fees for the next academic year. At a time when many colleges and universities throughout the country are raising costs, the University announced today its traditional undergraduate tuition and fees will be frozen for the upcoming 2019-20 school year.

“Benedictine University is committed to remaining an affordable choice as colleges and universities across the nation are increasing the cost to attend,” said Benedictine University President Charles W. Gregory. “As such, we will not raise undergraduate tuition and fees for 2019-20.”

According to the College Board, an organization that serves the educational community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators and schools, the average cost of tuition for private colleges in the United States increases by 2.4 percent each year.

Currently ninety-eight percent of all new Benedictine students receive financial assistance comprised of scholarships, institutional grants, federal and state grants, student loans, work-study and on-campus employment. For the 2019-20 school year, tuition and fees will be $34,290.

“We feel this plan is fiscally responsible. It allows us to meet the needs of our students and families and at the same time, enable us to continue to provide an exceptional education at a world-class University,” said Gregory.

Delivering a world-class education is something Benedictine University continues to do. US News and World Report and Forbes Magazine recently recognized Benedictine University as a “Best College” and in 2018, 11 BenU programs were honored for their excellence by various educational websites or magazines including the Values-Driven Leadership doctoral degree which was named the top leadership Ph.D. program in the country by

For more information about enrollment, financial aid or scholarship opportunities, contact the Benedictine University enrollment staff at (630) 829-6300.


Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has a branch campus in Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 5,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the ninth consecutive year in 2019. Benedictine University was also named the second-safest campus in the country and safest campus in Illinois by in 2019. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. For more information about the University, contact (630) 829-6300, or visit

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