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The Davis & Elkins College Board of Trustees announced Jan. 17 that some very key decisions were made regarding tuition rates for all students.

The board announced that tuition will be frozen at its present level for all returning students and that the college will guarantee tuition rates to stay the same during the next four years for the class entering this fall.

"This means the tuition for entering students will remain level from the Fall 2014 through the Spring 2018 semesters," said D&E President Michael P. Mihalyo. "Our tuition guarantee represents a considerable savings over what students and their families might have expected to pay over four years, based on the national trend of ever-increasing college costs."

D&E is making this effort to reach out to prospective students that are worried about rising tuition costs.  This also helps families of the students to better financially prepare themselves for next four years.

"We have long tried to make sure no student is denied the opportunity to attend D&E for financial reasons," Mihalyo noted. "While the tuition ‘sticker' price for new students will be somewhat higher than for returning students, the actual cost paid by each student is calculated on an individual basis.

"Through a combination of scholarships, student work, family contribution and, when necessary, loans, nearly everyone who is admitted and wants to attend D&E is able to do so."

Davis & Elkins College welcomed its largest ever entering class in September 2013. And the total full time enrollment was second only to the number enrolled in post-war 1948.

"We fully expect to open this fall with the largest full time enrollment in our 110-year history," Mihalyo said.

For details about the tuition plan, visit the College website at www.dewv.edu or call 304-637-1243.