Board Of Regents Approves Tuition Freeze
Nebraska students will see tuition costs stay the same next school yearPhoto: Video by kmtv.com
CREATED Jun. 7, 2013
Lincoln, NE -- On Friday, the University of Nebraska Board of Regents approved a tuition freeze.
Tuition for in-state students will stay the same for 2013-2014 on all four Nebraska campuses.
Out-of-state tuition will go up 3%. It is the smallest increase in more than 15 years.
With the cost of college education on the rise nationwide, the news is welcome for families across the state.
"It's a great move obviously," said Josh Larson, a UNO student. "Anything you can do to make education affordable for everyone is a good move. The more people who have the opportunity for a college education, the better off we all are."
It's estimated a typical undergrad will save $1,000.
"It'll definitely be a lot better for savings," said UNO student Travis Martin. "For me, with everything I've got now and what I saved from working before, $1,000 extra is going to save me time and energy. (It will) save me from having to get a second job."
This is the first tuition freeze since 1990.