Tuition and other changes
The total cost of attending the College in 19992000, including
tuition, room and board, and student fees, will increase 3.8 percent
from last year, to $32,069.
Tuition will go up 4 percent to $23,820, while room and board charges,
which were frozen last year, will rise by 3 percent to $7, 835.
At the same time, the Office of College Aid will allocate $35.3
million in University funds, 5.3 percent more than last year, to
The aid office will also change its policy on scholarships. Until
now, students who received scholarships from non-University sources
had their University grants reduced by a corresponding amount. This
fall, outside scholarships will no longer affect University aid.
Curricular changes to the College include the introduction of three
new concentrationsin ancient studies, international studies,
and comparative literature.
The comparative-literature program is designed to attract students
who are proficient in foreign languages, want to tackle transnational
questions, are interested in the relationship between literature
and culture, and want to transcend the traditional demarcations
of national literary history and area studies, says David
Bevington, the Phyllis Fay Horton professor in the humanities and
director of undergraduate studies in comparative literature.
On a smaller scale, new course offerings in the College will include
an environmental chemistry class in which students will focus on
the science underlying the formation and fate of chemicals in Chicagos