The Vermont Cynic

Student pushes UVM for a more substantial refund for all UVM students

Sophomore Finlay Buchanan-Jacobs created a petition demanding partial student reimbursement for housing and tuition. As of April 21, the petition has more than 7,800 signatures.

Irene Choi, Cynic News Reporter

April 21, 2020

When UVM first transitioned to online classes in mid-March due to COVID-19, administrators were met with backlash from students for not providing housing and tuition reimbursement. This was due to a policy stated in the student housing contract. Demands for reimbursement continue to rise, persisting...

Nearly half of enrolled Vermonters attend UVM tuition free

An employee of the Student Financial Services office sits behind their desk, Jan. 15. The office is open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m Monday through Friday.

Irene Choi, Cynic News Reporter

January 23, 2020

UVM, the flagship public university of Vermont, has one of the highest in-state tuition rates among U.S. state universities. Across the board, Vermont public colleges and universities, including UVM, have the highest tuition rates of state colleges in the country, according to the College Board’s 2...

UVM President unveils plan to freeze tuition

President Suresh Garimella addresses assembled media at a press conference, Nov. 14.

Sawyer Loftus, News & Sports Editor

November 18, 2019

UVM President Suresh Garimella said he plans to push the board of trustees to approve a tuition freeze for the 2020-21 school year.  This would be the first move of its kind in 40 years of UVM history, Garimella said at a Nov. 14 press conference.  The freeze would leave UVM’s tuition sticker price as it is right now. Costs would rema...

New policies lead to decline in applicants

First-year students walk down Main Street Aug. 26 on their way to the University green at convocation earlier this year. The number of undergraduate students applying to UVM has dropped by 16 percent after UVM took steps to add a fee to its out-of-state applications.

Lindsay Freed, Senior Staff Writer

February 4, 2019

UVM is seeing a slight decline in student applications after taking steps to make the University more competitive and adding a fee to its application process. The number of undergraduate students applying to UVM has dropped by 16 percent since 2015, Provost David Rosowsky said at the Feb. 1 board of tru...

Millions in renovations approved

Millions in renovations approved

Julianne Lesch, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018

Over the next three years UVM is expected to spend roughly $107.1 million on a variety of on-campus construction projects. The board of trustees, the University’s decision-making body, met Oct. 26  and 27 to discuss topics such as the renovations to McAuley Hall and the construction of a new ps...

Lowest tuition increase in 40 years approved by board of trustees

Lowest tuition increase in 40 years approved by board of trustees

Linsday Freed, Staff Writer

May 29, 2017

The lowest tuition percentage increase since 1977 was passed by the board of trustees May 20. In-state tuition will rise 2.7 percent, from $15,096 to $15,504, and out-of state tuition will rise 2.5 percent, from $38,180 to $39,120, for the 2017-2018 academic year, said trustee Soraiya Thura, who sits...

Board of trustees third tri-annual meeting

Lindsay Freed, Staff Writer

May 25, 2017

New Minors and Certificates Presented to the Board The Faculty Senate approved two new minors and two new undergraduate certificates. The new public policy analysis minor will be in the College of Arts and Sciences, and the minor in education for cultural and linguistic diversity will be in the Co...

State funding for in-state students

State funding for in-state students

Staff Editorial

February 22, 2017

As Vermont goes through a budget transformation, President Sullivan has added UVM to the conversation of where funds should be allocated. His request this time specifies that funds be used for low income, in-state students. This is one event in a decade-long conversation surrounding inc...

Vt. legislators cut ’40 percent rule’

Vt. legislators cut '40 percent rule'

May 3, 2016

Tuition rates for out-of-state students could soon change due to a new budget passed by the Vermont House of Representatives.In March, the House passed a budget that would remove “the 40 percent rule” completely.The 40 percent rule is a nickname given to a law created in 1959 that sets the in-state tuition rate...

UVM seeks to cut ’40 percent rule’

The Vermont Statehouse in Montpelier is pictured March 16. PHO- TO COURTESY OF HEADWATERS MAGAZINE

Ian Lund

March 22, 2016

The University of Vermont has tried to increase its state funding for eight years with no luck. Now, the school is trying to get new options by pushing the state to eliminate what the school calls the “40 percent rule.”   The law, established in 1959, requires UVM to set in-state tuiti...

Sullivan requests increase in state funding

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February 10, 2016

President Tom Sullivan visited the Statehouse Jan. 27 to ask the House and Senate Committees on Education for more funding for fiscal year 2017.Sullivan asked for a 5.2 percent increase in funding for the University.During his presentation he also said UVM’s out-of-state tuition dollars fund the University, and a...

Students protest tuition costs

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Kelsey Neubauer and Bryan O'Keefe

November 18, 2015

A crowd of students gathered in front of the Bailey/Howe Library to speak out for the rights of students and university workers Nov. 12. The Million Student March at UVM was part of a nation- wide movement calling for tuition-free public college education, erasure of student debt and an increase in p...

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