University Presidents Pledge to Forgo Tuition Increases if Governor’s Budget is Approved

The presidents of Idaho’s three public universities Wednesday announced they will not seek tuition increases for the 2021-22 academic year if Governor Brad Little’s proposed higher education budget is approved by the Legislature. The Governor’s Fiscal Year 2022 higher education budget restores nearly $15.4 million cut as part of the statewide 5 percent holdback ordered last year in response to the pandemic. Little’s budget also funds $2.1 million for the enrollment workload adjustment, or EWA, which is based on a three-year average of the number of credit hours taught by each institution. Wednesday’s announcement could mark the second year in a row that tuition increases won’t be requested for resident, undergraduate students at their respective institutions. In late 2019, the presidents initiated a tuition freeze for the current academic year.  (Board of Ed)

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