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Students benefactors of tuition freeze [UPDATED]

Published 9:34am Friday, June 21, 2013 Updated 11:35am Friday, June 21, 2013

It’s about time the state Board of Trustees thought of the students when it decided to freeze tuition costs earlier this week.

Students at M State – Fergus Falls will be among the benefactors. While tuition at M State remains a good value, we wondered how long that would be the case if tuition continued to increase.

In recent years, students at all colleges have seen costs increase and job prospects increasing difficult to procure. Perhaps, as the economy continues to rebound, and with this tuition freeze, perhaps the playing field will level out for those students.

Perhaps the biggest winners will be non-traditional students who are also paying rent, utilities and groceries for their family.

The freeze will keep returning to school more affordable for these students as well.

We give a big thumbs up to the state board for the decision and hope colleges, such as M State, will see an influx of students wishing to further their education.


  • J Mullins

    I hope that those students have a better grasp of the language than the author of this piece.

    A benefactor is one who bestows a gift or favor or benefit upon others.

    The person(s) receiving the gift is a beneficiary.

    In this case, the Board were the benefactors.
    The students will be beneficiares of the largesse of the benefactors.

    The rest of us get to pay for this beneficence.

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