Mount Holyoke College Holds the Line on Costs

Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, has decided not to raise tuition or room and board expenses for the 2012-13 academic year. It is the first time the women’s college has not raised the cost of attending the school since 1968.

Lynn Pasquerella, president of Mount Holyoke, announced the cost freeze by stating, “If we hope to retain our nation’s historic commitment to educating for democracy, colleges and universities cannot continue to threaten access and add to already burgeoning loan burdens for students. Only when liberal learning and access successfully combine will higher education’s public purpose – that of educating for democracy – truly be fulfilled. Denying access to higher education not only drastically undermines the promise of equal opportunity for individuals, it limits prospects for economic growth at the national level.”

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