UVM planning to continue tuition freeze for 4th year

September 15, 2021 GMT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The University of Vermont is planning to freeze tuition for the fourth straight year, University President Suresh Garimella said Wednesday.

In a statement, Garimella said he would ask the university’s trustees to approve his proposal to not increase tuition next year for all students, regardless of their degree level or residency status.

Room and board charges will remain flat for the third consecutive year. Comprehensive fees for undergraduates will also remain frozen.

“Students graduating in UVM’s Class of 2023 will complete four years of study at the state’s flagship paying the same for tuition as they did when they started,” Garimella said. “We are intensely focused on reducing student debt so Catamounts can build their lives and careers without the burden of large loan payments.”

Currently undergraduate tuition, room and board and fees for Vermont students is about $32,350. For non-residents, the total is about $57,250.

Garimella first froze tuition in November 2019, during his first six months as president. He has continued the freeze since then.

Garimella said the school is committed to maintaining affordability for a college education for UVM students and their families.