Thursday, June 28, 2012
From the National Law Journal:
In a dramatic move to address concerns about rising tuition costs, the University of Massachusetts School of Law-Dartmouth announced on June 21 that it would freeze tuition and fees for three years.
That means annual tuition for full-time in-state students will remain at $23,068 through the 2014-15 academic year, while tuition and fees for out-of-state residents will be $30,760. Average tuition for in-state students at public law schools was $22,116 in 2011, according to the American Bar Association. The average was $34,865 for non-resident students.
The law school began with the merger between the Southern New England School of Law and the University of Massachusetts. It is the only public law school in the state.
No other law school has frozen its tuition for more than a year. Will other law schools now follow the example of UMass?