PORTLAND, Maine — Trustees have approved a measure to freeze in-state tuition rates at Maine’s universities for two more years.
The University of Maine System board of trustees voted Monday in Portland to freeze in-state, undergraduate tuition levels for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years, contingent upon the system maintaining its current $176 million appropriation from the state.
The board earlier this year froze tuition rates for the current school year, the first time that had happened in 25 years.
Chancellor James Page says trustees are asking legislative leaders to continue funding the state’s seven universities at their current level in exchange for the university system holding the tuition levels flat.
Page said university presidents, staff and others are now undertaking a system-wide review of administrative costs and structures within the system.