Maggie Loft


Maggie Loft is a senior secondary education and history major. Photo courtesy of Maggie Loft.

OPINION: 2021-22 tuition freeze leaves graduating seniors out in the cold

On February 2, Fr. Mark Poorman released an email to all University of Portland community members titled “Important Information Regarding Fall 2021, Summer Session, Tuition and Academic Fees, and the University’s Commencement Exercises,” in which he announced that tuition and academic fees will remain unchanged for the 2021-22 academic year. This decision provides some long-awaited financial relief to many UP students and families, however, it has so far been unaddressed that this decision neglects 25% of the current student population: graduating seniors.