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UMass Tuition Could Go Up Under New Budget

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AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) — A Senate budget proposal released today could mean tuition hikes at UMass schools.

Under the proposed budget the school’s state funding will increase every year but won’t be enough to guarantee a tuition freeze.

UMass Amherst’s Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy commented on the issue tonight.

“Unfortunately, in this economy which is not fully recovered, yes, any increase, I think particularly is burdensome for the middle class.  So we are worried about it, so we will certainly be very cautious about how high we need to go. But ultimately, preserving quality is what we have to do,” explains Subbaswamy.

Governor Patrick had proposed a higher budget for the UMass school system earlier this year which would have allowed for a tuition freeze.


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