- The Massachusetts House of Representatives and Senate voted 122-29 and 36-3 respectively in favor of a $34 billion state budget that will freeze tuition and fees at all five University of Massachusetts campuses.
- Funding for the university increased 9% to $478.9 million in the budget, leading UMass President Robert L. Caret to declare last month's vote by trustees to raise tuition and fees 4.9% unnecessary.
- Higher education in the state as a whole will receive $1.1 billion in the budget, up from $941.5 million last year.
From the article:
... "We are proud of the legislature for sending a budget to Governor Patrick that invests both in higher education but more importantly, in our students and parents. This budget will allow us to freeze our tuition and fees with no increases in cost to attend public 2 and 4 year colleges and universities next year in Massachusetts ," said Evan S. Dobelle, president of Westfield State University and president of the State University Council of Presidents, in a prepared statement. ...