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Published May 23, 2013, 03:57 PM

ND higher education board revises tuition plan

The state Board of Higher Education has revised a tuition rate plan that had been in place only a few weeks. The board approved a plan earlier this month allows colleges the option of increasing tuition at various rates, from 2.13 percent at Lake Region State College to 6.63 percent at Williston State.

By: Herald Staff Reports, Grand Forks Herald

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The state Board of Higher Education has revised a tuition rate plan that had been in place only a few weeks.

The board approved a plan earlier this month allows colleges the option of increasing tuition at various rates, from 2.13 percent at Lake Region State College to 6.63 percent at Williston State.

The board on Thursday approved another option favored by Board President Duaine Espegard that would keep tuition hikes between 2.18 percent and 4.76 percent.

The state Legislature approved a $900 million higher education budget, but it does not cover nearly $32 million for inflation. The plan approved Thursday would require six of the 11 colleges to find cost savings to meet their budgets.


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