• Petitioned The Administration of De Paul University

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The Administration of De Paul University

Freeze De Paul University's Tuition

    1. Francesco  De Salvatore
    2. Petition by

      Francesco De Salvatore

      Chicago, IL

A quote from the De Paul administrationʼs recent proposal to increase tuition:

“De Paulʼs expansionist policies appear to have contributed to rising tuition costs, playing a significant burden on the constituencies that its Vincentian Mission intends to benefit. What cogent reason(s), if any, warrant continued expansion?”

None. We say: FREEZE TUITION!

“Expansionist policies” imply higher enrollment and higher tuition fees, and for the administration, more money. Who ultimately benefits from this expansionist, tuition- based policy? Definitely not the students. We, the students of DePaul University, have been forced to take on the burden of this expansionist policy in the form of student debt. We refuse to accept anymore increases and will continue to campaign until our demands are met.

The Board of Trustees will be ratifying the budget and voting upon the tuition increase on March 3rd. The trustees include:

Peter C. Argianas
Chairman, President & CEO
Gold Coast Bank

Mr. Frank M. Clark
Chairman and CEO
ComEd

Mr. Jack M. Greenberg
Retired Chairman & CEO
McDonaldʼs Corporation

Mr. Arnold T. Grishman
Chair, President & CEO
Tri-Valley Bank

Mr. James M. Jenness
Chairman of the Board
Kellogg Company

Mrs. Joanne Velasquez
Vice Chairman of the Board
Azteca Foods Inc.

These and all other corporate heads and bankers should not have influence over OUR education!

We, the undersigned, demand a freeze in DePaulʼs tuition and transparency in the Universityʼs administrative processes.

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    • Mir Iqbal CHICAGO, IL
      • over 2 years ago

      DEPAUL TRUSTEES ARE GREEDY FUCKS NO MORE HIKES TUITION CUTS

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    • Charlie Belz CHICAGO, IL
      • over 2 years ago

      To the trustees: For the sake of current and future students take a stand and live up to your supposed Vincentian values by lowering tuition to a reasonable level! There's no reason you can't break even while giving away more scholarships and lowering the tuition rate. Shame on you.

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    • Mary C CHICAGO, IL
      • over 2 years ago

      I am a DePaul student, and I am tired of watching my tuition steadily increase without being told WHY. 35% in 7 years is ridiculous.

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    • Madison Borth BOLINGBROOK, IL
      • over 2 years ago

      Raising tuition prices is going to make education even more inaccessible to those who need it. We need to accept that America is not a meritocracy. If DePaul really wants to make education accessible to those in underprivileged areas, then this tuition hike is not in accordance with those values.

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    • adriana gaspar CHICAGO, IL
      • over 2 years ago

      Why a tuition rise when students who just want a good education are already struggling to pay the current tuition? Use your money wisely. stop relying on tuition hikes!

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