PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education has voted to freeze tuition and fees at the state’s three public colleges for 2013-2014.
The Providence Journal reports (http://bit.ly/qYXi8C ) that the board directed the University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College and Community College of Rhode Island to draft spending plans that do not raise tuition and fees.
Board chairman Lorne Adrain says the cost of education is beyond the reach for many students and their families and that institutions should avoid raising tuition.
Freezing tuition and fees will require an additional $14 million from the state. State financing has declined sharply in the past decade.
URI’s in-state tuition and fees would remain at $12,450 next year, $7,602 at Rhode Island College and $3,950 at the Community College of Rhode Island.
Information from: The Providence Journal, http://www.providencejournal.com