Paul Smith’s College Announces Tuition Freeze for Current and Incoming Students

Mar 1, 2023 | News

With the Increasing Cost of Higher Education Out of Reach for So Many Americans, Freezing Tuition Advances Paul Smith’s Mission to Provide its One-of-a-Kind Educational Experience to As Many Students as Possible

Paul Smith’s was Ranked the Top Regional College for Best Undergraduate Teaching

PAUL SMITHS, NY – Paul Smith’s College today announced that it will freeze the school’s annual tuition and fees for all current and incoming students. The bold move comes as the cost of education continues to rise across upstate New York and across the country and advances Paul Smith’s central mission to provide a high-quality, affordable education.  With the freeze, the college wants to ensure that rising costs for students and families do not become barriers to a college education.

“Paul Smith is a unique institution with a specific mission. As the only four-year college in the Adirondacks, we want to continue to be the leader in the region and the country in providing our one-of-a-kind educational experience to any student regardless of their economic background. Paul Smith’s was ranked the top regional college for best undergraduate teaching and is already fifth in terms of value by U.S. News and World Report,” said Dan Kelting, Interim President of Paul Smith’s College. “We want to build on that momentum with this new tuition freeze and our already generous financial aid packages. By breaking away from the national trend of continuously raising tuition, we ensure that rising costs don’t stop an individual from attending our high-quality, hands-on college that trains students in high-demand sectors, like clean energy, culinary, forestry, and natural sciences. As we continue to advance our recruitment efforts in the region and across the country, we believe the tuition freeze will drive strong growth for the college’s enrollment and bottom line.”

Tuition and fees at Paul Smith’s College are already 20% lower than the national average for private colleges and universities in the United States (See The College Boards, “Trends in College Pricing and Student Aid 2022”). The College’s tuition freeze plus the generous college aid program will ensure that every eligible student will not face financial barriers to attending this world-class institution of higher education.

At Paul Smith’s College, it’s about the experience. As the only four-year institution of higher education located in the Adirondack Park in upstate New York, Paul Smith’s provides real-world, hands-on learning in fields such as business and hospitality, culinary management, forestry, environmental sciences and natural resources. We are able to draw on industries and resources available in our own backyard while preparing students for successful careers anywhere. Our community of resourceful, enterprising, supportive and adventurous individuals collectively provide experiential education, student support in the classroom and beyond, and meaningful opportunities for our alumni. We pride ourselves on research and advocacy on issues that improve our planet and the lives of the people who inhabit it. Learn more at »



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