Chowan to not increase tuition for 2021-22

Published 8:13 am Friday, July 16, 2021

Chowan University announced in a July 8 press release that it is continuing to support students from the uncertainties they face in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic as the school’s Board of Trustees has set tuition and fees so there is no increase in the university’s undergraduate tuition for the 2021-22 school year. 

“Many of our new and returning students encounter challenges that threaten the traditional university experience,” Chowan President Dr. Kirk Peterson said in the release. “We are maintaining our commitment to provide students an accessible, affordable and quality Christian higher education without increasing tuition.” 

This decision follows Chowan’s historical pattern of having a notably low-percent increase in tuition, the release added. In fact, the university has maintained one of the lowest percent increases in tuition among the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) institutions for several years. 

In addition to this newest tuition schedule, the university onboarded a new program earlier in the year to allow for scheduled payments for students’ tuition payments.