CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- For the first time in 25 years, the University System of New Hampshire is freezing in-state tuition for two years in response to additional state aid.
Gov. Maggie Hassan announced the unanimous vote Friday of the system's board. The budget that lawmakers passed Wednesday contained less money than Hassan proposed last winter when the system said it would freeze tuition if the state restored some of the funding cut by Republicans two years ago.
Hassan, the Republican-led Senate and Democratic House had all agreed that restoring higher education aid was a priority. Hassan proposed giving the system $165 million. The final budget sets aid at $153 million.
Hassan praised the board's vote. She said it will make a real difference for families and help the state build a stronger workforce.
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