Affordability, Debt, and Return on Investment

Diane Greenwood, director of admission
Sam Harvey, assistant director for employer relations

Ursinus cannot afford to be unaffordable. The shadow of future debt, combined with financial concerns during their Ursinus years, affects our students’ ability to make the most of their education as well as their ability to become engaged alums.


As we continue to recruit and support students with varying levels of need, how can we help mitigate the burden of debt they will face post-graduation?

How can we educate students and families about the lifetime value of an Ursinus education, and similarly, help faculty and staff understand the debt and cost crisis from a student and family perspective?

How do we determine our peer institutions, and where do we stand in relation to them in terms of cost and debt?