BHE holds the line on tuition charges

The Board of Higher Education voted Feb. 29 not to increase tuition at the University and state and community colleges.

This is the 10th year in a row that the baord has opted not to boost tuition levels.

As a result, tuition for state residents attending a community college will average $734 per year during the 2008-09 academic. Massachusetts residents attending a state college will pay an average of $957 per year and those enrolled in the University system will pay an average of $1,618 per year.

By law, tuition goes into the state’s General Fund while student fees are set by the governing boards of the individual institutions.