New Jersey's William Paterson University will raise tuition and fees by 2 percent for the 2011-12 academic year. The school says that's the smallest percentage increase in 30 years.
The university announced Thursday that tuition and fees for a full-time undergraduate student will be $11,464, up from $11,238.
The Wayne-based school also said it will hold the line on rates for residence hall rooms. Meal plan rates will increase by 2.9 percent.
Vice President for Student Development John Martone said the school is mindful that many students and parents have been affected by the difficult economy and its decision reflects a commitment to keep the cost of higher education affordable.