College costs continue to rise, and Lander University is not exempt from that trend. Both in-state and out-of-state students can expect a tuition increase next school year.
The board of trustees approved a 3.15 percent increase for in-state students beginning in September, bringing in-state tuition up to $10,418, according to a university press release issued Tuesday. The increase amounts to $318 for students with South Carolina residency. Out-of-state tuition will increase by $602, rising to $19,738.


University president Dan Ball said the increase was a necessary measure to continue financing quality education at Lander.
“Any tuition or fee increase at Lander has never been done without due reflection on the impact it has on our students and their families,” Ball said in the release. “The increase will allow Lander to continue to operate at the same level of quality services for our students.”
Board of trustees chairman Jack Lawrence concurred with Ball.

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