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FSU Offers Tuition Discount to Residents of Contiguous Counties

Residents of the out-of-state counties contiguous to Frostburg State University's campuses may be eligible for a tuition reduction of $2,054 per year thanks to a new policy approved by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents.

The policy will begin in the fall of 2001 for both new and returning undergraduate students who reside in the selected nearby counties. Those eligible for the reduction are residents of the West Virginia counties of Berkeley, Grant, Hampshire, Jefferson, Mineral and Morgan; the Pennsylvania counties of Bedford, Fulton, Franklin and Somerset and Loudoun County in Virginia.

The USM Regents granted FSU's request to offer the reduction based on the university's unique proximity to the three surrounding states.

"Frostburg, more than any other university in the USM, is a true regional institution that shares its borders with West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Virginia. An increasing number of students from those areas have wanted to study at FSU," says Dr. Catherine R. Gira, FSU president. "By offering this tuition reduction, we are making it attractive and affordable to students who reside in our region to attend a Maryland, four-year baccalaureate institution."

As in the past, FSU will continue to offer a discounted tuition rate for all of its out-of-state graduate students. Non-Maryland residents will continue to pay a rate of 116% of what in-state residents pay, which is less than the 250% rate suggested by the USM. For more information, call the Frostburg State University Office of Admissions at 301-687-4201.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of News and Media Services
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589