Inside INdiana Business is reporting that Butler University says it will not raise tuition during the 2021-22 academic year. President James Danko made the announcement Thursday. The tuition freeze was approved by Butler’s Board of Trustees and ensures that current and incoming students will remain at the 2020-21 rate.
Danko says the university instituted budget adjustments last March that were beneficial in maintaining the university’s financial stability.
“Many of our current and incoming students and their families have been impacted financially by the pandemic, and it is my hope that, by freezing tuition, we can help ease their burden,” Danko said. “I am pleased that we can provide some stability to our students and their families during this very uncertain period.”
Butler started the spring 2021 semester on January 25. The university says the vast majority of students choose to live on campus and receive instruction in the classroom.
“The tuition freeze is so important as students and their families continue to face unimaginable hardships,” Maya Patel, a junior majoring in Strategic Communication, said. “We can take solace in the much needed economic stability for the next academic year, allowing us to focus on our academics and finding our new normal.”
The university says it has invested in improving health and safety efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19 on campus and upgrading technology to improve the learning environment.