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Franklin Pierce University Announces Tuition Freeze

Mar 19, 2012

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Franklin Pierce University’s Board of Trustees has approved a tuition freeze for the 2012-2013 academic year for the College at Rindge, the second tuition freeze in three years for the University.

“At a time when colleges and universities around New Hampshire and across the country are announcing tuition increases, Franklin Pierce University continues its efforts to make college affordable and accessible to our students,” stated Dr. James F. Birge, President of Franklin Pierce University. “Our tuition increase for last year was the lowest of all four year private and public colleges in the state – just two percent – and we did not increase tuition at all the previous year.”

Along with freezing tuition, the University has also eliminated all course fees, as well as the campus parking fee.

The tuition freeze comes at a time of significant growth for Franklin Pierce University. The Dr. Arthur and Martha Pappas Health Science and Athletic Training Center will be completed over the summer and will house the new Health Science major with 9,000 square feet of state-of-the-art academic and athletic training space. The final phase of the University’s Rindge dining hall renovations will be completed this summer, and wireless technology will be installed in all sophomore residence halls. The University will also add sprint football, men’s and women’s track and field, and women’s ice hockey as varsity sports beginning in the fall of 2012.

Franklin Pierce University has historically offered students generous financial aid packages and will continue to do so. The University has dedicated funding levels of $18 million in University-based scholarships and grants for next year. “This pledge far outpaces the federal and state funding for which our students qualify,” noted Dr. Birge.


Franklin Pierce University is a regionally accredited university grounded in the liberal arts, with a focus on personal attention and high-quality instruction. The University consists of the College at Rindge and the College of Graduate & Professional Studies with locations in Arizona and throughout New Hampshire. Degrees are offered through the doctoral level. The institutional mission embraces an education that matters: one that achieves academic success through the integration of liberal arts and professional programs. Our community of educators and learners creates an environment that fosters intellectual curiosity and encourages experiential and applied learning. A Franklin Pierce experience enables each student to discover and fulfill his or her own unique potential. We prepare students to become confident, knowledgeable individuals and leaders of conscience.

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FRANKLIN PIERCE UNIVERSITY
                 An education that matters.

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