No Tuition or Fee Increase at Southern Utah UniversityApril 8, 20191 min read
For the first time in 42 years, Southern Utah University will not be increasing its tuition or student fees. On Friday, March 29, 2019, the Utah Board of Regents approved Southern Utah University’s tuition proposal, making SUU the only school in the Utah System for Higher Education that isn’t raising tuition and/or student fees. It’s been more than two decades since any college or university in Utah hasn’t raised tuition and/or fees.
After an extensive and thorough review of the budget along with open budget forums with faculty and staff, SUU administration found areas where they can shift resources and be more financially efficient.
“We are tightening our belts on administrative expenses while maintaining funding for student requested needs,” said President Scott L Wyatt. “The student body asked for a general student fee increase, but instead of having the student population pay more in fees we decided to absorb their request into the overall university budget. We were able to add more academic advisors, a mental health counselor and more faculty positions. Student needs come first.”
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