In the News

Manchester students 2020

Manchester freezes tuition for 2021-22 academic year

President Dave McFadden announced today that Manchester University is freezing undergraduate tuition for the 2021-22 school year, another step it is taking to ensure affordability and predictability for students and families.

Dave McFadden"We understand that the pandemic and related economic uncertainties are creating financial anxiety for many students and their families. By announcing our tuition decision now, we can help ease those concerns and allow everyone to plan for the academic year ahead. This tuition freeze is simply the right thing to do for our students and their families,” he said.

“Our students – many of whom are the first in their family to go to college – work hard to pay for their education. Every dollar matters. By freezing tuition for a year, we make it that much easier to fulfill our mission of graduating people of ability and conviction who will go on to make a positive difference in the world.”

One hundred percent of degree-seeking undergraduates at Manchester receive financial aid, and it ranks among the best in the state and nation for providing financial aid.

“We continue to look for ways to make a university degree more obtainable,” McFadden said. tuition freeze applies to all undergraduate students, as well as students in the Master of Athletic Training, Master of Accountancy and Master of Pharmacogenomics programs. Students in the Pharmacy Program will see a modest 1 percent tuition increase, which is in line with other pharmacy programs across the nation.

Today's announcement is yet another step taken by McFadden and university leadership to provide as much clarity as possible for students and their families.

For this year’s first-year students, Manchester offered the Spartan 2020 Response to COVID-19, which eliminated out-of-pocket tuition expenses for about 100 first-year students.

Based on that success, Manchester launched the Indiana Bridge Tuition Program for qualifying students who will enroll in the fall of 2021. It combines students’ state and federal grant funding with any Manchester scholarships, and then bridges the gap, so that they can qualify for no out-of-pocket tuition costs for up to four years.

McFadden thanked the admissions and finance offices for their work in making this happen. “Everyone at Manchester has been making sacrifices, and I am grateful for their dedication to our mission,” he said.

For the media
Ryon Kaopuiki, vice president for enrollment and marketing, can be reached at or 260-982-5045.
To schedule an interview with the president, email or call 260-982-5050.

Manchester University, with campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Ind., provides vibrant and transformative student experiences. Learn more at

Our mission
Manchester University respects the infinite worth of every individual and graduates persons of ability and conviction who draw upon their education and faith to lead principled, productive, and compassionate lives that improve the human condition.

November 2020