Helping students during unprecedented times

Helping students during unprecedented times


Amid the financial distress of the pandemic, many of our students and their families are facing significant hardship. In response to the extraordinary economic impact, we are pleased to announce that on July 24, the Board of Trustees approved a 10% overall reduction in tuition and fees from what we had planned for undergraduate students for Academic Year 2020-2021. 

In fall 2019, our Trustees approved a 2.25% raise in the tuition and fees to $14,376 for the Academic Year 2020-2021. Seeing the impact the pandemic was having on our students’ finances, the Board passed a resolution reducing the tuition and fees for Academic Year 2020-2021 to $12,938.40, a 10% overall reduction and an approximate $1,438 savings this coming year for undergraduate students. The University will also reduce out-of-state undergraduate tuition and fees an equal dollar amount, from $23,408 to $21,970.40.

The University was able to provide this added support through broad cost-reduction initiatives, but more importantly, people rethinking how we best serve our students, taking on more responsibility and, frankly, doing even more with less.

We sincerely thank the Board of Trustees for their active involvement and deep commitment to making a Rowan education more affordable and less burdensome on the many students and families who are struggling due to the ongoing pandemic.    

Taking action continuously to make high-quality higher education more accessible and affordable isn’t always easy, but it is the right thing to do. We hope that our actions to reduce costs now will help our students and their families even more.

Yours truly, 

Ali A. Houshmand, Ph.D. 


Joseph Scully

Sr. Vice President for Finance/Chief Financial Officer