The University of Rhode Island has frozen tuition for 2013-14 for both Rhode Islanders and non-resident students and has increased financial aid to record levels.
"We believe the tuition freeze for both in-state and out-of-state students, as well as the increase in financial aid, is an important step forward in addressing affordability and access to higher education," URI President David M. Dooley said.
"While we recognize that a college education is a major investment," he said. "We also know that college graduates fare much better in the labor markets than those without degrees, and are better prepared for success in a global economy.
In-state undergraduate tuition is frozen at last year's rate of $10,878 and out-of-state undergraduate tuition at $26,444.