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Emerson College's student newspaper

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The Office of Financial Aid in the Union Bank Building.

College to increase tuition by four percent for 2023-24 academic year

By Bailey Allen, Former news editor
April 14, 2023

Emerson College is set to increase the undergraduate costs of attendance by four percent for the 2023-24 academic year, according to a community-wide email from Interim President William Gilligan and Board...

Illustration by Rachel Choi

Editorial: Emerson College presents: a convincing performance of inclusivity

By Editorial Board
October 20, 2022

Emerson has a fetish for marginalized communities—but it does not make itself accessible to them. And with a price tag so expensive, it is impossible for Emerson to achieve the diverse environment it...

image of students protesting in 2B alleyway

‘This is not an isolated concern’: 2B Alley sees tuition increase protest

By Abigail Lee, Magazine Editor
April 3, 2022

Dozens of Emerson students gathered in the 2 Boylston Place alleyway on Friday afternoon to protest the upcoming 2 percent tuition increase. In response to a rise in tuition and room and board charges...

Visitor Center of Emerson College.

Emerson to increase undergraduate tuition by 2 percent in 2022-23 academic year

By Adri Pray, Editor-at-large
March 17, 2022

Emerson is slated to increase the undergraduate tuition by 2.0 percent, and room and board charges by 2.0 percent for the 2022-23 academic year, according to a campus-wide email from college officials...

People walking through the intersection of Boylston and Tremont street.

Students outraged over tuition hike

By Dana Gerber, Alec Klusza, and Charlie McKenna
March 25, 2021

After college officials announced last week that tuition, room, and board rates would be rising two percent for the second year in a row, students expressed indignation at what they see as an unfair financial...

Students cross the intersection of Boylston St. and Tremont St. in front of the Little Building.

College to increase tuition for fall semester, following national trend

By Andrew Brinker, Senior Investigative Reporter
July 10, 2020

Tuition and room and board rates will increase by two percent for the 2020-21 academic year as Emerson attempts to mitigate the massive financial losses administrators anticipate in the coming months,...

The Emerson College Student Union released the email correspondence from President M. Lee Pelton after the group held a phone bank for students to express concerns about tuition hikes.

ECSU releases email correspondence with President Pelton concerning tuition hike

By Elena Naze
February 24, 2020

Emerson College Student Union posted a response to an email from President M. Lee Pelton on Monday highlighting financial issues faced by students and urging him to not approve a rumored 3.5 percent tuition...

The Emerson College Student Union posted flyers around campus and invited students to call members of the Bard of trustees to oppose the increase. Photo credit: Dana Gerber

ECSU organizes phone bank to protest proposed tuition increase

By Dana Gerber, News Editor
February 19, 2020
The new student union called all the members of the Board of Trustees to voice their disapproval of the potential 3.5 percent tuition increase.
Beacon Podcast: College raises undergraduate tuition by 4 percent

Beacon Podcast: College raises undergraduate tuition by 4 percent

April 5, 2019

On March 21, the college announced a 4 percent increase to the undergraduate tuition for returning students. This increased the total cost of attendance to $66,256 per year—$2,556 more than the cost...

Emerson’s cost of attendance increased from $19,303 per year in 1990 to $67,832 in 2019. Cullen Granzen / Berkeley Staff

Returning students to see 4 percent tuition hike

By Abigail Hadfield, Deputy Copy Editor
March 28, 2019

The college does not plan to end annual tuition increases, President M. Lee Pelton said in an interview. Emerson follows the national trend of rising higher education costs in colleges and universities...

Editorial: College becomes increasingly inaccessible to students

Editorial: College becomes increasingly inaccessible to students

By Editorial Board
March 27, 2019

At issue: College announces 4 percent tuition increase Our take: Prioritize students' financial security over investments A college-wide email from President M. Lee Pelton on March 21 announced a...

Emersons downtown Boston campus.

College raises tuition for undergraduate and graduate students

By Maya Gacina
March 21, 2019

Update 5:50 p.m.: This article has been updated to include an emailed statement from Director of Media Relations Michelle Gaseau. The college’s Board of Trustees approved a 4 percent undergraduate...

I told myself that I would go to Emerson by applying for scholarships day and night. Photo illustration by Erin Nolan / Beacon Staff

Op-ed: Students detail financial journey to Emerson

October 4, 2018

Last month, the Beacon profiled a student planning to join the military after graduation to help pay off college debt. This story made us curious about the efforts other students make for financial assistance....

Senior Christopher Rogers plans to join the military after graduation to pay off student loans - Cullen Granzen / Beacon Staff

Students resort to military to pay off debt

By Caroline Broderick
September 19, 2018

Senior Christopher Rogers chose Emerson to create a career out of journalism. Now, with over $100,000 in student debt, Rogers will join the military after graduation for its student loan forgiveness programs. Each...

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