News Release

Laurie E. Bick-Jensen
Director, Public Relations
320 DuPont Highway
New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 295-1164

Wilmington University to Participate in Roundtable Discussion on College Costs with Rep. John Carney

Wilmington University will join Delaware Congressman John Carney in a roundtable discussion on Thursday, August 22, 2013, on the rising cost of higher education. 

The discussion will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Conrad Schools of Science, 201 Jackson Avenue, Wilmington, Delaware.

Scheduled to attend the discussion are Congressman John Carney; Dr. Erin DiMarco, Wilmington University Vice President for Academic Support Services; Jerry McNesby, Vice President for Finance at Delaware Technical & Community College; Amir Mohammadi, Chief Financial Officer at Delaware State University; and Domenic Grasso, Provost of the University of Delaware.

Over the past three decades, college costs have gone up 570 percent. Total U.S. student loan debt recently topped $1 trillion, which surpassed the total owed on both auto loans and credit card debt. It’s never been more important to educate the public on how to keep student debt under control and maintain realistic expectations of how much college costs. 

Dr. DiMarco will provide data regarding Wilmington University’s tuition and recent financial aid developments, and discuss efforts underway to keep tuition low as part of its ongoing commitment to affordability.

The discussion is open to the media. Representatives will take questions immediately following the discussion. For more information, contact Laurie Bick at 302-295-1164.

About Wilmington University

Wilmington University is a private, nonprofit university committed to providing flexible, career-oriented traditional and online undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degree programs and offering small class sizes, individualized attention and affordable tuition. For more information, contact Wilmington University at 302-356-INFO (4636), via email at or visit our web site at

Published: Thursday, August 15, 2013 - New Castle, DE