Tuition Freeze for 2012-2013
At its January 27, 2012 meeting, the Thomas College Board of Trustees voted to freeze tuition and fees for the 2012-2013 academic year for all undergraduate and graduate day programs.
“This move was made to help keep a Thomas education affordable and accessible for Maine students and students drawn to Maine,” said Conrad Ayotte ‘77, Board Co-Chair. “Thanks to a long history of sound fiscal management, we are able to meet this need for our students and their families without compromising quality of education, faculty, staff, or student services.”
In addition to the hold on tuition and fees, Thomas also announced that that its Merit Scholarships, awarded to first-time college students based on their academic success in high school, have increased as well. Merit Scholarships range in amounts between $5,000/year – $13,000/year, and are renewable for four years of a student’s career at Thomas provided they continue to perform academically.
These measures are the latest in the College’s efforts to control costs and increase the value of a Thomas education, and follow-up on last year’s roll out of its Guaranteed Tuition Program, which keeps the cost of tuition level for all four years of a student’s time at Thomas, provided certain academic standards are met. In 1999, Thomas launched its nationally-recognized Guaranteed Job Program – the first of its kind in the nation – which guarantees employee for graduates in their field of study within six months of graduation.