November 15, 2018

Worcester State freezes tuition, fees for 2019-2020

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The Worcester State University campus.

Worcester State University tuition and fees will remain at their current level for at least another school year.

The university announced on Wednesday the unanimous decision of the board of trustees to freeze student tuition and fees for one more year. The proposal was supported by President Barry Maloney and the board's finance and facilities subcommittee.

According to WSU, the move was made possible by the university's financial stewardship and unexpected state funding increases.

In-state tuition and fees for a commuting student will remain at $10,161 per year. For out-of-state students, tuition is $16,241 per year. To live on campus, additional fees range between $7,778 and $8,478, depending on which building a student is housed in.

Student fees were increased for the current academic year in anticipation of smaller state funding increases, but state funding came in about $1.2 million higher than expected.

"We are delighted to pass this savings on to students in hopes that it will assist them as they pursue a quality education at Worcester State University," Maloney said. "The freeze is compatible with our ongoing efforts to keep a university degree affordable and within the reach of all qualified students."

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