UMass trustees approve tuition freeze for most students

On the campus of the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. File photo by Steve Klamkin WPRO News

BOSTON (AP) — The University of Massachusetts trustees have approved President Marty Meehan’s proposal to freeze tuition for most students over concerns that many are struggling financially because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Wednesday’s vote applies to all in-state undergraduate and graduate students at the Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth and Lowell campuses for the academic year that starts in the fall.

The freeze also applies to out-of-state students at Boston, Dartmouth and Lowell.

The university has also increased its institutionally funded financial aid to a record high of $352 million this fiscal year.