Roger Williams extends tuition reduction

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Proving tuition cutbacks work, after Roger Williams University School of Law announced it would extend its tuition reduction for another year after the move helped it increase enrollment by 24 percent.

Roger Williams University cut law school tuition by 18 percent for 2014-2015 to $33,792. First-year enrollment is up from 111 in Fall 2013 to 138 in Fall 2014.

“We have disrupted the market on cost,” says RWU Law Dean Michael J. Yelnosky. “We’re now the best-priced, ABA-accredited private law school in the Northeast, and applicants are responding. The significant turnaround in our first-year enrollment is a clear indication that we’re giving students what they want – a high-quality, hands-on legal education at an affordable price.”

Yelnosky said the law school will keep tuition rates level for as long as it remains financially feasible – keeping any potential increases (if required) low – and will continue to publish the following year’s tuition rates as early as possible.