DEVILS LAKE, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's Board of Higher Education says the state's four-year colleges should limit tuition increases to 3.5 percent for the next school year.
Tuition charges at North Dakota's two-year schools will stay unchanged. The state university system has six four-year universities and five two-year colleges.
Board members approved the tuition rates during a meeting Thursday at Lake Region State College.
Colleges may ask for a larger tuition increase. The board and a legislative budget committee would have to approve any increase larger than 4 percent.
Separately, the board approved guidelines saying workers on each campus should get an average 5 percent pay raise during the next budget year. Full-time workers should get a raise of at least $100 a month.
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