Thomas Aquinas College Froze Tuition for Fifth Straight Year

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From Thomas Aquinas College’s press release:



Board of Governors offers relief to current and prospective students

SANTA PAULA, CA—Dec 7—Thomas Aquinas College’s Board of Governors recently voted to continue the school’s freeze on the cost of tuition and room & board. For the fifth consecutive year, tuition at the Catholic college will remain at $24,500, and room and board at $7,950, bringing the total cost of attendance in the 2017-2018 academic year, including books and fees, to $32,450, well below the average of $43,921 for private, non-profit, 4-year Bachelor’s colleges in the United States, according to The College Board’s Annual Survey of Colleges (2015).

Dr. Michael F. McLean, President of Thomas Aquinas College, said that it is important that a quality education remain within reach of young people eager to pursue it. “We are determined to make attendance at Thomas Aquinas College as affordable for students as we can,” said McLean. “And we are grateful to the benefactors who supply what is needed for the 70% of students for whom our relatively low cost of attendance is beyond reach.”

The Princeton Review recently ranked Thomas Aquinas College as one of only 10 colleges in the country on its 2017 “Financial Aid Honor Roll,” giving it its highest rating (99) in that category. In addition, U.S. News & World Report lists the 4-year, Catholic college as No. 24 among the Top 40 national liberal arts colleges on its 2017 Best Values list. Similarly, Kiplinger’s 2016 rankings place the college at No. 12 on its list of the country’s “Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges” nationwide and at No. 22 among all colleges and universities in the country.

About Thomas Aquinas College

Thomas Aquinas College is a four-year, Catholic liberal arts college with a fully-integrated curriculum composed of the Great Books, the seminal works in the major disciplines by the great thinkers who have helped shape Western civilization. There are no textbooks, no lectures and no electives. Instead, under the guidance of faculty members and in discussion-based classes of no more than 20, students probe the original works of authors such as Euclid, Dante, Galileo, Descartes, the American Founding Fathers, Adam Smith, Shakespeare, Copernicus, Kepler, Newton, Einstein, Aristotle, Plato, St. Augustine, and of course, St. Thomas Aquinas. Graduates consistently excel in the many world-class institutions at which they pursue graduate degrees in fields such as law, medicine, business, theology and education. They have distinguished themselves serving as lawyers, doctors, business owners, priests, military service men and women, educators, journalists and college presidents.