Alderson Broaddus University extends its comprehensive fee freez - WBOY.com: Clarksburg, Morgantown: News, Sports, Weather

Alderson Broaddus University extends its comprehensive fee freeze to spring 2015

Posted: Updated:
  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Morgantown Battles Underage and High Risk Drinking

    Morgantown Battles Underage and High Risk Drinking

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:56 AM EDT2014-04-17 15:56:27 GMT
    WVU and the City of Morgantown, paired up to host a discussion April 16 on underage and high risk drinking. The discussion was meant to discuss the problems at hand, and talk about possible solutions.
    WVU and the City of Morgantown, paired up to host a discussion April 16 on underage and high risk drinking. The discussion was meant to discuss the problems at hand, and talk about possible solutions.
  • WVU Public Relation Students Help A Local Non-Profit

    WVU Public Relation Students Help A Local Non-Profit

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:54 AM EDT2014-04-17 15:54:27 GMT
    The Nine students working on this project for their public relations campaigns course, have completely re-branded the non-profit, by creating a sufficient mission statement, new name, and social media
    The Nine students working on this project for their public relations campaigns course, have completely re-branded the non-profit, by creating a sufficient mission statement, new name, and social media
  • WVU Nursing Works to Educate Christian Help Clients on Healthy Eating

    WVU Nursing Works to Educate Christian Help Clients on Healthy Eating

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:43 AM EDT2014-04-17 15:43:41 GMT
    Eating healthy on a tight budget doesn't have to be a struggle. WVU Nursing students have been teaching Christian Help clients how to eat healthy using items found in Christian Help's food pantry. Students
    Eating healthy on a tight budget doesn't have to be a struggle. WVU Nursing students have been teaching Christian Help clients how to eat healthy using items found in Christian Help's food pantry. Students

Richard Creehan, president of Alderson Broaddus University, announced Feb. 24 that the University has extended its three-year commitment of a comprehensive fee freeze, which includes tuition, room, board and a general fee for a fourth year, through spring of 2015.

"Alderson Broaddus University's affordability initiative with comprehensive fee freeze is not a gimmick and there are no price increases," said Creehan. "We are making a genuine effort to help parents. The comprehensive fee freeze is for all of our undergraduate students.

"We have frozen not only tuition but also room and board."

In October of 2011, school officials announced the three-year commitment, introducing the affordability initiative which included freezing the direct cost of education, controlling student loan debt and maintaining "time-to-degree," a concept which aids students in obtaining a four-year bachelor's degree in four years.

In addition to freezing all fees and recommending modest student loans, with over 80 percent of students receiving academic scholarships and 99 percent qualifying for financial aid, an ABU education becomes a private school experience at a public school cost.