UC Board Votes to Freeze Undergraduate Tuition

The University of Cincinnati has held the line on tuition for several years.

In fact, the undergraduate class that enrolled in Fall 2015 and is set to graduate in spring 2019 has not – and will not – experience a tuition increase during their entire college careers at UC.

That’s because the UC Board of Trustees voted at its April 17 meeting to, once again, freeze tuition for the coming 2018-19 school year. This distinguishes UC as the

only

public university in Ohio to so far approve, by way of a board vote, a motion not to raise undergraduate tuition on students and parents next year.

“Our decision to once again hold tuition flat shows our commitment to putting students first and to access, affordability and accountability. We know that cost is an issue that our students and their families worry about. We want them to know that we are listening,” said UC President Neville Pinto.

UC Student Body President Sinna Habteselassie, from Dayton, Ohio, majoring in neuroscience and organizational leadership, will be a senior next year.

She stated, “Holding the line on tuition is very important for all students as it allows for greater access to education. Many of us are working to help fund our college careers, and some are from underprivileged backgrounds. I’m a perfect example as my parents are not able to fund my education, and I’ve worked jobs while in school. This action by UC removes barriers to education for all of us.”

In-state, undergraduate tuition at UC stands at $11,000 per year and has been set at that level since the 2014-15 academic year. That means:

  • There has been no increase in undergraduate tuition for both Ohio residents and out-of-state students for five years in a row.

  • No increase in graduate tuition for both Ohio residents and out-of-state students for five years in a row.

  • No increase for law students for both Ohio residents and out-of-state students for five years in a row.