Regents vote to increase out-of-state tuition by 10 percent

The University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents voted on a 10 percent tuition hike for incoming non-resident, non-reciprocity students and a 5.5 percent increase for continuing students.

The University's Board of Regents convene on Friday, Sep. 14, 2018 at McNamara Alumni Center.

Jack Rodgers

The University’s Board of Regents convene on Friday, Sep. 14, 2018 at McNamara Alumni Center.

Helen Sabrowsky

The University of Minnesota Board of Regents voted Friday afternoon to increase non-resident, non-reciprocity tuition for incoming students by 10 percent and for continuing students by 5.5 percent.

The increase, which will go into effect next fall, will make the University’s out-of-state tuition more aligned with other Big 10 schools.

However, the tuition hike garnered criticism from some student representatives to the board and some regents, who called the increase unsustainable.

Student Representative to the Board Jael Kerandi said she and other representatives collected 600 letters of feedback from the student body, some of which were shared with the regents. 

Kerandi criticized the tuition increase at the meeting and said it would negatively affect the University’s student diversity. 

This academic year, non-resident, non-reciprocity tuition increased 15 percent. The number of out-of-state freshman decreased 26 percent this fall.