University System trustees: Keep UNH tuition frozen
University System trustees approved the University of New Hampshire's planned $25 million renovation and expansion of its athletic facilities, including a new football stadium. (COURTESY)
If approved by legislators, the freeze would allow Granite State students to pay the same tuition over the course of four years, according to USNH spokesman Tiffany Eddy.
“The trustees committed to addressing the needs of New Hampshire’s economy and the region’s employers for graduates in the vital areas of science, technology, engineering and math,” Eddy said.
The university system froze instate tuition for the current two-year budget cycle following passage of the 2013 state budget.
Undergraduate annual tuition for 2014/2015 is $13,670 for New Hampshire residents and $26,650 for out-of-state students at the Durham campus.
Trustee chair Pamela Diamantis said a continued freeze hopefully would encourage more New Hampshire students to pursue degrees in their home state.
USNH Chancellor Todd Leach said he’s hoping the plan will gain the support of Gov. Maggie Hassan and lawmakers.
UNH President Mark W. Huddleston said that since the tuition freeze, the university has seen a seven percent increase in in-state students over the past year.
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