Press Release - Regents Approve Tuition, Technology Fee

May 15, 2002

Regents Approve Tuition, Technology Fee

The University System of Maryland (USM) Board of Regents approved a Fiscal Year 2003 tuition rate of 5.5 percent for resident undergraduates at all 11 degree-granting institutions in the USM, with the exception of the University of Maryland University College, which will see an increase of 4.5 percent. In all cases, the amount is 1.5 percent above the previous ceiling of 4 percent, and was necessitated by a tight state budget. Non-resident undergraduate and resident/non-resident graduate-level increases range from 1.5 to 5.5 percent. The Board encouraged the institutions to devote an appropriate amount of the increase to institutional financial aid programs.

The Board voted on the tuition increase during a special public session on May 15 in the USM Office in Adelphi.

In addition, the Board voted to approve a newly created technology fee for use by the institutions to enhance and implement new student-related technology services. Each campus will apply the proceeds of the fee to applications complementary to its academic mission in the area of information technology.

The technology fee is $120 per year for full-time students at most institutions. At the University of Maryland, College Park it will be $50. At the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Salisbury University, it will be $100 each. The fee for part-time students is lower in nearly all cases.


Chris Hart
Phone: 301/445-2739