At a Monday meeting, the University of Maine System board of trustees voted to freeze tuition rates at their current level for one year, according to a statement.
The board unanimously approved the motion, issuing a statement saying they did so in the best interest of students. This is the first time that tuition has been frozen at the system’s seven campuses since 1987.
“I strongly endorse a one year freeze,” said trustee Karl Turner in a statement. “Taking a one year at a time approach is a big step forward in the right direction.”