Board of Trustees OKs third tuition freeze
Francis Marion University is freezing its tuition and student fees for the third straight year, and it’s offering a new healthcare plan without cost to students in partnership with HopeHealth.
Both those actions were unanimously approved by the FMU Board of Trustees at their regularly scheduled board meeting Thursday afternoon. The trustees met on campus. Some joined the meeting remotely.
FMU was the first university to freeze tuition and student fees two years ago. The board and administration extended that freeze for the current academic year and is now moving into a third year with no tuition hike.
Next year students will also have access to an expanded healthcare plan through HopeHealth that’s covered by their existing tuition.
“We’re proud of our faculty and the superb education they provide our students,” said FMU President Dr. Fred Carter. “It’s important that we continue to broaden educational opportunities without increasing our costs. Making a great education accessible has been FMU’s mission since its inception.”