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University of Nebraska announces tuition freeze

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Posted at 11:22 AM, May 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-07 19:22:32-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — A major announcement by the University of Nebraska system about how much you’ll pay for your students on campus.

University of Nebraska President Ted Carter announces that they will freeze tuition for the 2021-22, and 22-23 academic school years. This will include all students in all programs; undergraduate, graduate, and PHD.

This comes just weeks after the announcement of free tuition for low-income families with students looking to attend the university.

Carter estimates they’ll take a $50 million economic hit this fiscal year due to the pandemic, and they’ll have a detailed plan of finances at their June Board of Regents meeting.

“For those wondering how we can afford this, we can’t afford not to do this. Making sure that we keep that special trust and confidence with our families, with our students whether current students or future students because it’s all about making sure we have students to teach and go into the workforce,” Carter explained.

It’s the first tuition freeze in almost 50 years.

A tuition increase was already approved for the 2020-2021 academic year.