The Aultman College Board of Directors voted last Thursday to freeze tuition and fees for the 2020-21 academic year.
President Jean Paddock said the decision to not increase costs to students was an easy one in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Since mid-March, our lives have changed dramatically. There has been stress, strain and uncertainty as Ohioans have moved to remote learning and limited activities outside of our homes. Amidst all of this, our students are still diligently pursuing a career in the health care field – a path that will put them on the front lines to help others. In recognition of the importance of this pursuit and the personal hardships they may be enduring, the least we can do is to make adjustments on our administrative side to hold tuition and fees steady for our students,” said Dr. Paddock.
The tuition freeze is the latest in a series of college actions to assist students financially. In February, Aultman College announced a 30 percent reduction of the regular tuition rate for social work students. In August 2019, NursingExplorer.com recognized Aultman College as one of Ohio’s best value RN schools, ranking it 17th in the state.