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CHICAGO (CBS) — Undergraduate tuition at Northwestern University will increase 4.4 percent in the coming school year and 6.2 percent at DePaul University.

Northwestern’s undergraduate tuition will go up to $41,592 for the 2011-2012 academic year from the current year’s $39,840, university officials have announced.

Room and board rates will increase 4.4 percent to $12,780 from $12,240 for an undergraduate student living in a double room and on a 19-meal-per-week board plan, a release from the school said. Approximately 4,100 of Northwestern’s 8,400 undergraduate students live in University residence halls.

Total undergraduate tuition, fees, room and board at Northwestern University will increase 4.4 percent to $54,763 in 2011-2012 from the current year’s $52,463, according to the release.

Graduate school tuition also will increase by 4.4 percent to $41,592 next year. Tuition for the Feinberg School of Medicine, the Kellogg School of Management and the Law School will be finalized later this spring.

DePaul University also announced tuition rates this week for the 2011-2012 school year.

Most freshmen entering DePaul this year will pay $30,000, up from $28,240 for freshmen who entered in 2010-2011, a 6.2 percent increase. Tuition for music and theater freshmen will be $32,000, up from $30,665 for this year’s freshmen.

Tuition for full-time law school students entering DePaul in the upcoming school year will be $41,240, up from $38,900 for those who entered this school year.

Both schools have a variety of financial aid options available for students and their families.