BANGOR — For seven out of 10 years, the University of Maine has not increased its college tuition for in-state students. Now, it looks like they’re keeping it at the same rate for the fall of 2021.
The Finance, Facilities and Technology Committee met Monday morning to discuss the proposed budget.
According to Dan Demeritt, executive director of public affairs for the University of Maine, this would help keep costs of higher education down and help families affected by COVID-19.
“We are expecting to see more out-of-state students at every one of our campuses this fall because students and their families from across the country want to be a part of the Maine experience and appreciate how we prioritize student success and health,” said Demeritt.
The committee will consider final approval on their proposed $578 million spending plan later this month.
Demeritt said the average full-time tuition for Maine students will be $8, 572.