U of Pheonix Implements Tuition Freeze –

Student loan debt remains an important issue, and in an effort to address the problem, University of Phoenix recently announced a tuition freeze for all new and currently enrolled students.

The tuition freeze means that students enrolled in degree programs from Oct. 15, 2012 through June 30, 2013 will keep their current per-credit hour tuition rate until they graduate, as long as they meet eligibility requirements and remain consistently enrolled in the university.

“For too long, rising tuition rates have presented an unacceptable barrier to higher education at colleges and universities throughout the country,” University of Phoenix president Bill Pepicello said in a press release. “Today, University of Phoenix is taking an important step towards making college a more affordable reality.”

Pepicello also mentioned that University of Phoenix would be announcing more initiatives in the coming months.

University of Phoenix is a private, for-profit university offering associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs online in several fields, including business and management. The school is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission .

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