UPR FY2021 budget to be delivered today,tuition and fees excluded

By The Star Staff

University of Puerto Rico (UPR) President Jorge Haddock will deliver to UPR’s governing board today the budget for fiscal year (FY) 2021, which does not contain tuition hikes and fees for the fall semester to take into account the economic impact the novel coronavirus pandemic has had on students.

“I have determined to exclude from the budget the scheduled increase in tuition and fees costs,,” Haddock said in a written statement. “Due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, we believe that it is prudent to keep tuition and fees costs free of increases. This determination is in addition to the measures that we have authorized to continue supporting the students at this historic time.”

UPR is slated to get $559 million from the central government, of which $501 million is for the university’s operations.

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