President Ted Carter announced the University of Nebraska is freezing tuition for the second year in a row in their proposed budget. Carter said this is all part of the effort to make a Nebraska education accessible and affordable to anyone.
“I don’t know of any other public university that has frozen tuition for two years, except for a few that have historically tried to hold tuition down,” he said.
This falls within the university system’s 3-year plan to cut costs during the pandemic. Carter said that the proposed budget will put them on track to cut $48 million from the budget over those 3 years. These cuts largely come from behind-the-scenes administrative areas.
“The only way we got here was with hard work and a lot of sacrifice,” he said.
President Carter said the system aims to maintain its faculty and improve the student experience. Carter also said that while the pandemic isn’t over, NU’s proposed 2022-2023 budget signals the university system’s resilience over the last several years.
“This budget that we are proposing is pretty much a statement that we are coming out of this in a position of strength,” he said.
The budget proposed by Carter and NU leadership will go before the Board of Regents for approval at their next meeting on June 23rd.