Dear Members of the Campus Community,

In the midst of the national dialogue about college affordability and the challenging economic climate, prospective students and parents often ask two questions: “Can I afford a UE education?” and “In such a tight economy, will a UE education prepare me for the job market?” We hear those concerns, and we’re taking action.

As I announced at the Fall Conference, the Board of Trustees has voted to freeze undergraduate tuition for the 2013-14 academic year at its current level of $29,740. For incoming students who start at UE in Fall 2013, tuition will remain fixed for four years. Tuition for returning students will remain at its current level until those students have completed a four-year period at UE.

At UE, we are committed to helping our students and their families better plan for their investment by eliminating the uncertainty of rising costs. Annual tuition increases at UE – and at virtually all American colleges and universities – have averaged about 4 to 5 percent each year, so this tuition freeze and four-year price guarantee offers significant savings.

We’re also offering new and expanded services in the renamed Center for Career Development, such as career assessments for prospective students and the UE Connect alumni mentoring initiative for recent graduates. This commitment to supporting career development before, during, and after a student’s time at the University is, in our view, as important as maintaining affordability.

We believe these changes demonstrate that UE is a terrific investment – that the quality and affordability of the UE experience leads to remarkable outcomes.

More information, including answers to questions you may have, is available online at As always, please e-mail with your feedback. I look forward to hearing from you and to another great year at the University of Evansville.


Tom Kazee