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Universities Instituting Tuition Freezes in the Face of Declining Enrollment

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While that may not be the goal in Tennessee, there is evidence that tuition freezes do lead to other cuts in higher education.  One only needs to look to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker for evidence, says Mark Huelsman, senior policy analyst at Demos, a public policy think tank. “Scott Walker froze tuition for in-state students, but he decimated student support and faculty support,” says Huelsman. “He relied on out-of-state students to pay more.” Huelsman says there is little evidence outside of politics that temporary tuition freezes have any impact, and more often than not, they harm students because of other cuts.