In this Sept. 22, 2012 photo, University of Notre Dame senior Bryce Burton, who serves as the Fighting Irish's leprechaun mascot, performs during Notre Dame's NCAA college football game victory over Michigan, in South Bend, Ind. Burton has become a minor celebrity in demand for media appearances, alumni parties, hospital visits and pep rallies in Miami ahead of the BCS National Championship Game between No. 1 Notre Dame and No. 2 Alabama, on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013. The 5-foot-7, 145-pound redhead, who sports a little green suit to transform into one of sports most recognizable mascots, says he's "definitely" getting a lot of attention in Miami. (AP Photo/South Bend Tribune, James Brosher)
Indiana college tuitions
IUN, Gary $5,398
PUC, Hammond $5,757
PNC, Westville $5,817
Indiana State Universtity, $6,812
Ball State University, $7,212
Purdue University, $7,416
Indiana University, $7,837
Kaplan, Merrillville, $9,834
Brown-Mackie, Merrillville, $9,960
Calumet College, Hammond, $11,650
Kaplan, Hammond, $14,500
Valparaiso University, $25,200
Butler University, $26,806
Updated: February 15, 2013 10:20PM
Students who are accepted to attend the University of Notre Dame may need the luck of a luprechaun to pay for it in the 2013-14 academic year.
The University of Notre Dame is raising tuition nearly 4 percent for undergraduates for a fourth straight year.
The school said this week the cost of tuition for the 2013-14 academic year will be nearly $45,000. With average room and board rates of $12,500, total student charges will average more than $57,000.
Notre Dame’s president, Rev. John Jenkins, tells parents in a letter that new resources will help the school grow in areas such as internships, study abroad programs and undergraduate research. He also writes that the university would continue its efforts in pursuit of excellence.
Those looking for a bargain in college tuition in Northwest Indiana would do well to stay closer to home, according to Collegestats.org.
In a listing of Indiana college tuition costs, Indiana University Northwest’s annual average for a full-time student checked in at $5,398.
Purdue University Calumet and Purdue North Central were close at $5,757 and $5,817, respectively.
For low-cost tuition at a residential campus, tuition at Indiana State University in Terre Haute is $6,812, according to Collegestats. Ball State, Purdue and Indiana University in Bloomington fall between $7,212 and $7,837.
On the Notre Dame end of the scale, Butler in Indianapolis lands at $26,806, while Valparaiso University registers at $25,200.