Statement from Governor Phil Scott on the University of Vermont Tuition Freeze
Montpelier, Vt. – Thursday, Governor Phil Scott issued the following statement:
“We know there is tremendous value for our kids in earning a college degree or pursuing trades training and technical education. These are opportunities that we want all kids to be able to access and afford. That’s why I’m pleased to hear today’s announcement that the University of Vermont will not increase tuition rates for the 2020 school year.
“Having the nation’s best cradle-to-career education system will be the very best economic development tool we could have here in Vermont and probably requires some reimagining of our current systems, which are disconnected between early care and learning, preK-12 and postsecondary.
“However, the affordability of what we currently have, and where we’d like to go, is a huge challenge and balancing act for Vermonters. I believe President Garimella understands this dynamic – I think it’s reflected in today’s announcement – and I appreciate his leadership.”