Rochester, N.Y. -- Starting in 2013, the University of Rochester will no longer offer free tuition to the children of university employees.
Currently, children of full-time employees who have worked at the university for at least ten years do not have to pay tuition for undergraduate studies. Students who are already enrolled or who will start taking classes in the fall will continue to receive free tuition.
After the fall, eligible students will be required to pay the same tuition rate as students who attend four-year SUNY schools.
The university estimates it will save $1.2 million a year after the change.
According to the Democrat and Chronicle, 215 students took advantage of the free tuition benefit in the 2011-2012 school year.