Students attending the free event will also have transportation included and an excused absence from the University the day of the event.
Hear proponents argue why free tuition is feasible and necessary.
Florida’s proposed decision to freeze tuition costs for STEM majors and raise fees on others in an effort to steer students towards job-friendly degrees has left some UMass students feeling as though such an economic strategy devalues a liberal arts education.
The Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts (PHENOM) has planned to make a stop at the University of Massachusetts during their six-day, 100-mile march across the state to a planned rally at the State House in Boston.
In a tough economic climate with once plentiful federal stimulus funds rapidly drying up, the House budget recommendation would slash funding to UMass by some $45 million next year.