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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

Colleges Freeze Tuition Rates for 2013-14 School Year
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.

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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

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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 IowaLake 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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