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Colleges Freeze Tuition Rates for 2013-14 School Year

Colleges Freeze Tuition Rates for 2013-14 School Year

Many colleges are working towards making college more affordable for students.

Elizabeth Hoyt

June 24, 2013

It seems as though all that’s ever reported is the rising cost of college tuition rates.

While there is truth to that claim, many colleges are working towards making college more affordable or, at the very least, stopping rates from becoming even less affordable for students.

Critics of tuition cuts or freezes question whether or not the quality of education will suffer or reduce the amount of financial aid granted to students in need. Additionally, some critics consider tuition freezes a publicity stunt. Whether or not you find value in the situation is up to you.

The following list that includes, but is not limited to, schools that have frozen or reduced tuition for the upcoming 2013-2014 school year*.

See if your school is on the list!

Ancilla College

Antioch University – Midwest

The Art Institutes

Belmont Abbey College

Bemidji State University

Benedict College

Broward College

Cabrini College

Central Lakes College

Century College

Chadron State College

University of Cincinnati

Elmira College

University of Evansville

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

Huntington University

Iowa State University

University of Iowa

University of Northern Iowa

Lake Superior College

Lyon College

Metropolitan State University

University of Minnesota

Minnesota State University Mankato

Minnesota State University Morrhead

Mount Holyoke College

University of Nebraska at Kearney

University of Nebraska – Lincoln

University of Nebraska Medical Center

University of Nebraska at Omaha

Newberry College

Ohio State University

Peru State College

Rhode Island College

University of Rhode Island

Ridgewater College

Roger Williams University

Rowan University

Seminole State College of Florida

South Central College

Southwest Minnesota State University

Saint Cloud State University

St. Paul College

University of Toledo

University of Charleston

University of Maine

Urbana University

Wayne State College

Winona State University

University of Wisconsin Colleges

Wittenberg University

York College

*Many schools include stipulations where the freeze only applies to residents or in-state students.

It’s important to note that many of the schools do not include room and board charges as well as health, activity or technology frees within the freezes. These fees can add up to a significant amount on top of the frozen or reduced tuition rates.

Nonetheless, a freeze or reduction is certainly better than a raise, don’t you agree?



Have you heard of additional schools freezing or reducing tuition for the upcoming school year? If so, we’d love to add them to the list!


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