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Published April 20, 2010, 09:12 AM

Proposed Tuition Increases

Students in the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system would see their tuition and fees go up hundreds of dollars next fall under the proposed 2011 budget.

By: Associated Press, WDAZ

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Students in the Minnesota State Colleges and

Universities system would see their tuition and fees go up hundreds

of dollars next fall under the proposed 2011 budget.

A MnSCU (MIHN'-skew) news release Monday says the average annual

tuition and fees would increase by $210 for undergraduates in the

system's colleges and $301 in the universities.

That's about a 4.5 percent increase for college students to

$4,907 and about a 4.8 percent increase to $6,596 for university

students.

Chancellor James H. McCormick says declines in state support for

the system make the tuition increases necessary, despite increased

enrollments.

The system trustees are scheduled to discuss the budget during

their meeting Wednesday and cast a final vote on May 19.

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