Manchester University says it will freeze undergraduate tuition for the 2021-22 school year. The school says the step was taken to ensure affordability and predictability for students and families.
“We understand that the pandemic and related economic uncertainties are creating financial anxiety for many students and their families,” said Manchester University President Dave McFadden. “By announcing our tuition decision now, we can help ease those concerns and allow everyone to plan for the academic year ahead. This tuition freeze is simply the right thing to do for our students and their families.”
The university says the tuition freeze applies to all undergraduate students, as well as students in the Master of Athletic Training, Master of Accountancy and Master of Pharmacogenomics programs.
Students in the Pharmacy Program will see a 1% tuition increase, which the school says is in line with other pharmacy programs across the nation.
For first-year students during the current semester, Manchester offered the Spartan 2020 Response to COVID-19. The program eliminated out-of-pocket tuition expenses for about 100 first-year students.
The university says it will enhance that program by launching the Indiana Bridge Tuition Program for qualifying students who will enroll in the fall of 2021. It combines students’ state and federal grant funding with any Manchester scholarships, and then bridges the gap, so that they can qualify for no out-of-pocket tuition costs for up to four years
“Our students – many of whom are the first in their family to go to college – work hard to pay for their education. Every dollar matters. By freezing tuition for a year, we make it that much easier to fulfill our mission of graduating people of ability and conviction who will go on to make a positive difference in the world,” said McFadden.
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