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Petitioning The Administration of De Paul University

Freeze De Paul University's Tuition

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?”


“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

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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