Sullivan Wants UVM Tuition Hike Of Less Than 3 Percent

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Next year’s tuition at the University of Vermont will increase less than 3 percent if the Board of Trustees follows a recommendation made by President Tom Sullivan.

Sullivan’s call for a limit was part of a strategic action plan that he presented in outline form to the board at its meeting Wednesday. It marked the second time in a year that the university’s chief executive has set a ceiling on a forthcoming tuition increase. Last fall, interim President John Bramley urged a limit of 3.5 percent on the tuition increase for 2012-13, a stricture that the board later followed in adopting a spending plan for the current academic year.

The board customarily adopts an annual budget and sets new tuition rates at its May meeting. An increase of less than 3 percent for the 2013-14 academic year would be the lowest jump at UVM in 36 years, Sullivan said. The current tuition rate is $13,344 for Vermont residents. Out-of-staters pay $33,672.

As he has said repeatedly since his arrival in July, Sullivan affirmed he wants to promote affordability and to focus on the relationship between tuition and financial aid.

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