Pa. college Cabrini cuts tuition 12 percent

November 17, 2011 5:30:58 AM PST
A small suburban Philadelphia Catholic college is hoping a bargain-basement tuition sale will help attract more applicants.

Cabrini College officials say they're cutting tuition by about 12 percent, from $33,000 to $29,000, for the 2012-13 school year. The reduced rate will remain in effect through May 2015.

Cabrini president Marie Angelella George tells The Philadelphia Inquirer she hopes getting the annual price tag below $30,000 will entice applicants who may not have otherwise looked at the school. George says Cabrini will not reduce merit aid.

Other schools including Seton Hall, Sewanee: The University of the South and the University of Charleston have announced similar tuition reductions.