Over spring break, letters were sent to students revealing a modest increase in tuition and fees for 2015-2016. Tuition will be $45,770, room and board will be $11,564 and the Associated Students of Whitman College fee will be $368. Financial aid packages for returning students currently with need-based scholarships will be adjusted as appropriate to reflect these changes.

The campus Budget Advisory Committee developed critical elements of the 2015-2016 budget. The students, faculty and staff who comprise the committee review and provide feedback on budget plans and requests for the year.

Setting tuition levels that are as affordable as possible while also ensuring that we have the resources needed to improve the quality of our programs and services is an institutional imperative and therefore one of the committee's primary responsibilities. Tuition increases last year and this year were lower than any in the previous decade.

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