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Press Release: Fall In-Person Return and Tuition and Fees Freeze

Press Release - Jan 28, 2021

Subject: BSU plans return to in-person classes, for fall ’21; freezes tuition and fees 


BRIDGEWATER – Bridgewater State University is planning to return to in-person classes in fall 2021 – a move that would bring the university back to pre-COVID operations for the first time since students left for spring break in early March 2020 and moved to remote learning.

“While we anticipate having the majority of our teaching, learning and student life experiences occur in person and on campus in fall 2021, our final decisions will continue to comply with public health guidance from both the state and federal government,” said President Frederick W. Clark Jr., Esq. “BSU remains steadfast in its commitment to ensuring the health and safety of all members of our campus community,”

The university will again freeze tuition and fees for a second consecutive year – at $10,732 – for the 2021-2022 academic year.

“We recognize that the pandemic has created many hardships for our students and families,” President Clark said. “We want to thank Gov. Charlie Baker, the Massachusetts Legislature and the federal government for their support, which keeps BSU among the most affordable four-year college educations in all of New England.”

In addition to the freeze on tuition and fees, BSU will allocate $6 million to its student emergency fund in 2021 – an increase of 35 percent. BSU disbursed $4.5 million in emergency funds to support students impacted by COVID-19 in 2020 with the assistance of both public and private funding.