The president of the University of New Hampshire wants to hold the line on tuition costs for at least another two years.
Appearing on NHPR’s The Exchange earlier today, Mark Huddleston called on lawmakers to bring the school back to funding levels it saw before cuts in the state’s previous two-year budget.
“We’re now in the second year of a tuition freeze at UNH. And I very much hope we can continue that tuition freeze for two more years after this, and that will be entirely dependent on what the Legislature does.”
The Legislature partially restored those cuts made to UNH in the current two-year budget, which goes through next year.
The state’s largest public university will see its largest freshmen class this fall, with nearly 3,400 first-year students.
Tuition this past year at UNH ran in-state students about $16,500, while out-of-state students paid nearly $30,000.
Those costs do not include room and board.