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Tuition Freeze for 2017-18 AY

30 September 2016, 2:52 pm Written by

One of the most frequently reported concerns of high school students, parents, and grandparents is the increasing cost of higher education. To help keep a St. Andrews education affordable, the University has announced that it will freeze tuition and its comprehensive fees at current levels for 2017-18.

Considering it takes the average student up to six years to complete a Bachelor’s degree at a large state university, attending a small, private university like St. Andrews ensures it can be done in four years. The total savings from four years of tuition at a private school compared to six years of tuition at public university is considerable for the average family.

Much of the faster pace to graduation at small private schools, like St. Andrews, can be attributed to the one-on-one attention students receive from their professors, advisors and academic support mentors. This takes place not only in the classroom, but also in labs working on faculty-mentored research projects, attending special campus-wide events together, even in casual conversation in the hallway. Students benefit not just from faculty members’ academic expertise, but also from teachers whose highest priorities are teaching and working closely with students.

“Although the University faces rising costs of its own every year, holding tuition and fees at current levels for another year is one way that St. Andrews seeks to help its students and their families plan for the future and meet their financial obligations,” noted campus President Paul Baldasare. 

The University has guaranteed 2016-17 tuition, room, and board pricing will remain the same for the 2017-18 academic year for returning students who finalize their registration before leaving for summer vacation, and for new and transfer students who complete enrollment by July 31st, 2017.  As is always the case, a student’s ultimate net cost is based upon a number of factors, so the University strongly recommends that families fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Loan (FAFSA) as soon as possible beginning October 1st, 2016.

Tuition can be expensive for many families requiring great sacrifice to ensure their students receive a good education. St. Andrews hopes this freeze will ease some of the strain on family budgets and enable high school seniors to attend a school that meets their goal of securing a high-quality college education.

About St. Andrews University

St. Andrews University is a branch of Webber International University located at 1201 N. Scenic Highway, Babson Park, Florida, telephone 1-800-741-1844. Webber International University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award degrees at the associate, bachelor and master's levels. St. Andrews is a student and teaching-focused University which offers a broad range of undergraduate majors in a curriculum that is global in scope and practical in its application.  The quality of the St. Andrews educational experience has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, and GI Jobs among others.  In addition to its academic programs, the University has an acclaimed university press, men’s and women’s athletic teams, a nationally competitive equestrian program, and an award-winning pipe band. Further information may be obtained by visiting the University’s website, calling 800-763-0198/910-277-5670, or sending an e-mail to

Announcement from Rev. Dr. Timothy A. Verhey

I am pleased and grateful to announce that Rev. Dr. James Henery  has agreed to serve as the St Andrews Chaplain. Most of you know Professor Henery as the Assistant Professor of Communication Studies. What you may not know is that Professor Henery is an ordained Presbyterian pastor with many years of pastoral experience. In addition to serving churches in Ohio, Kentucky, and New York, he has also been a Navy Chaplain and Parish Associate at the campus church for the College of Wooster.

Needless to say, Rev. Dr. James Henery brings a wealth of experience to his new role as Chaplain of St Andrews. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Rev. Dr. Henery will start a regular interdenominational worship service on campus and will be available to all students, faculty, and staff of all religious traditions and backgrounds for pastoral care and counseling. If you are interested in becoming involved in the worship services or would like to make an pastoral appointment, please visit Chaplain Henery in his office, LA A21, or contact him at 910-277-5326 or

Please join me in welcoming Rev. Dr. James Henery to his new role in the college community and thanking him for generously volunteering his time, energy, and expertise to the spiritual well-being of St Andrews.

Three Dance Performances: Land Bridge

8 September 2016, 12:08 pm Written by

Helen Simoneau:

Black Mountain College Festival 1974
Three Dance Performances
Land Bridge
Morris Morgan Theatre
Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 7:00 PM
Friday, October 7, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Saturday, October 8, 2016 at 1:00 PM

Modern Dance coming to St. Andrews

8 September 2016, 11:54 am Written by

Douglas Dunn + Dancers will be on campus Friday, September 23 at 7 p.m. in Morris Morgan Theatre, and again on the 24th at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. 

Organization and History

Douglas Dunn + Dancers is Modern Dance Company with a forty-year history dedicated to creating and performing original work by Douglas Dunn, nurturing the careers of young artists, and stimulating the imagination of diverse international audiences. Dunn approaches dance as a visual art with movement itself as foreground, but his unusually free combining of elegance and anything goes produces a layered aesthetic as witty as it is serious. He presented his first choreography with Sara Rudner, One Thing Leads to Another, in 1971, while he was still dancing with Merce Cunningham, and has never looked back.

Black Mountain's Ripple Effects

8 September 2016, 10:58 am Written by

On Thursday, September 29, at 8:00 PM, in the Ronald H. Bayes Lounge, Dobree Adams and Jonathan Greene will present a talk about poetry, textiles, and photography. Adams is a well-known contemporary fiber artist and a photographer who specializes in intimate landscapes. Greene is a poet with ten books of poetry published.

Facing a hurricane on your second day of work may not be the ideal start but affixed to her office wall is a scripture, "With God, all things are possible." Maybe that's a prophetic warning from the previous occupant or comforting assurance for the struggles that can exist in the Financial Aid office. Regardless, Dawn Van Arsdale Young, our new director, hopes to be a positive influence increasing customer service and communication within the department.

Laurinburg, N.C. – Entries are now being accepted for the 2016-2017 Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poets Series.

About Black Mountain College Festival

26 August 2016, 2:52 pm Written by

LAURINBURG — St. Andrews University is celebrating its connection to the innovative, influential but short-lived Black Mountain College.

The university will host the Black Mountain College Festival over the course of the 2016 Fall semester. The festival kicks off Aug. 26 with an opening panel discussion to educate students at SAU as well as the community on the history of Black Mountain College.

LAURINBURG, N.C. – The 2016-17 academic year opened at St. Andrews on Thursday, August 18. The campus welcomed the largest first year class in over ten years. More than 250 new students hail from over 15 countries and over 20 different states.

August Issue of our Alumni Magazine

10 August 2016, 3:41 pm Written by

Don't miss the latest edition of St. Andrews By The Lake.

In this issue, find a tribute to Dr. Alexander, one of our founding fathers and information about the Black Mountain College Festival.