R.I. freezes tuition at three colleges

The state Board of Governors for Higher Education has voted to freeze tuition and fees at the Rhode Island’s three public colleges for 2013-2014. The Providence Journal reported that the board directed the University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College, and the Community College of Rhode Island to draft spending plans that do not raise tuition and fees. Board chairman Lorne Adrain said the cost of education is beyond the reach of many students and their families and that institutions should avoid raising tuition. URI’s in-state tuition and fees would remain at $12,450 next year, $7,602 at Rhode Island College, and $3,950 at the Community College of Rhode Island.