H.3053 – Limiting Higher Education Tuition Increases
H.3053 would prohibit higher education tuition rate hikes during the four years following a student’s initial enrollment, or for eight semesters. If the student has not completed the degree by then, his tuition rate would increase to the level paid by students who enrolled the year after he did. The student would be eligible for this rate for the next two semesters, after which he would pay at the current tuition rate for new enrollees. Part-time undergraduate students would be eligible for a prorated per-credit amount based on their fixed tuition rate. This bill would be a simple, equitable and effective way to limit the soaring costs of higher education for students and their families.