Student Senate Hosts Annual Tuition Talk
Photo Courtesy of Sower Staff
By Kaytlyn Kindschy
Student Senate hosted Interim President Sommerfeld and Executive Vice President Dave Kumm in their weekly meeting last Tuesday, Feb. 23 to discuss the Tuition plan for the next academic year.
While the tuition cost will raise by four percent, Sommerfeld said that the technology fee for the academic year has not been raised for the last five years and the school does not have plans to raise it.
Concordia will also be keeping their unlimited meal plan where students can eat as much or as little as they want during the extended hours of 7 a.m. through 8 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Sommerfeld said the school relies heavily on donations from alumni and donors to offset the cost of tuition and provide scholarships.
“These generous partners with Concordia also fully fund new facilities that prevent further increases in student tuition,” Sommerfeld said.
Along with help from donors, Sommerfeld said that recruitment and retainment of students helps keep the costs of tuition down for students. During the presentation, he showed thanks to students who help welcome visiting students and families to our campus.
“Many thanks to students who participate in recruiting students to Concordia,” Sommerfeld said. “Visiting families compliment your welcome and information.”