Students at Minnesota’s public colleges may have to brace for a tuition bump, as legislative appetite seems to have waned for moves to shift rising costs from students to the state.
University of Minnesota officials are expecting a decline in high school graduates in the near future, and this means they’re coming up with new ways to attract students. The U is planning to ramp up recruitment of out-of-state students, increase financial aid and continue a two-year freeze on tuition.
The University of Minnesota is proposing to maintain a 2012 tuition freeze for two more years and to expand it to graduate and professional schools. University President Eric Kaler requested $65 million for the extension from the Legislature in the budget presented Thursday to the school’s board of regents.
The University of Minnesota announced there will be no increase in the cost for classes for the following school year. The Board or Regents approved to extend tuition freeze for the 2014-2015 school year as part of an agreement that was made with Minnesota lawmakers last year.
The University of St. Thomas law school is freezing tuition for its next incoming class. The school says all members of the Class of 2017 who begin taking courses in fall 2014 will be guaranteed no tuition increases during the entire three-year program.
It’s the first day of July, and that means new laws are taking effect in Minnesota. Several of them make changes to funding for state programs. Education funding gets a boost and will now include paying for all-day Kindergarten and a tuition freeze for state schools.
Students at the University of Minnesota are about to experience something that hasn’t happened in decades: A tuition freeze.
A top State House Democrat unveiled a bill Monday that would freeze tuition at the University of Minnesota and MNSCU systems for the next two years.
Here’s a tradeoff University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler is pitching to state lawmakers: Boost aid to the school and tuition for in-state undergraduates won’t go up.