Posted: May 25, 2013 9:01 AM by Marnee Banks - MTN News
HELENA - Montana residents will not see an increase in their college tuition for the next two years.
The Montana Board of Regents voted to freeze in-state tuition for four year and two year schools during a Friday meeting.
Board members also voted to increase non-resident tuition at the 4 year institutions by 3% each year of the biennium.
The Montana Legislature provided enough money for the University System allowing the Board to freeze tuition during the last legislative session.
Commissioner of Higher Education Clayton Christian says it's a historic moment for the Montana University System.
He says in light of what the rest of the nation is facing Montana is bucking the trend and able to keep tuition low for Montana students.
The only school which will see an increase in their resident tuition is Miles City Community College.