Fisk University Announces Three Year Tuition Freeze
Fisk University will freeze tuition costs for all students through the 2018-19 semester. This means no student will see an increase in their tuition after their freshman year. Officials say the freeze, a result of conversations with students and families, is designed to maintain academic and operational integrity while reducing gaps in what families can afford and the financing options which are available to them.
“We listened to our students and their families. The Board approved our recommendation to freeze the tuition because our students and families deserve a high-value education that they can afford,” said Fisk President H. James Williams. “There is already a gap in the amount that families can afford to pay and the cost of a quality education. We value our students and will, to the extent possible, adjust our spending to match their budgets. Fisk is already a national leader in the value of the degrees it confers; this step enables us to increase that value proposition.”
According to a release from the university, undergraduate tuition will be frozen at the 2015-2016 level. Incoming freshmen tuition will be $19,624 for the year and remain at that level through 2018-2019 for the Class of 2019. Each class of continuing students will have their tuition frozen at the 2015-2016 level for the remaining number of years to their graduation.
Fisk follows Stillman College and Howard University (HU) on the list of HBCUs to recently freeze tuition in student costs reduction efforts with HU also offering tuition reimbursement for early graduates.
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