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Published January 25, 2011, 12:08 PM

Mock, Schneider Back Two-Year Tuition Freeze

Two lawmakers who represent the University of North Dakota are advocating a two-year tuition freeze for the state's four-year colleges. The proposal includes money to cover potential lost tuition income at the six four-year schools in North Dakota's university system.

By: Associated Press,

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Two lawmakers who represent the University of North Dakota are advocating a two-year tuition freeze for the state's four-year colleges.

The proposal includes money to cover potential lost tuition income at the six four-year schools in North Dakota's university system.

Gov. Jack Dalrymple's proposed budget already holds tuition level at the state's five two-year public colleges. The governor's budget includes room for annual 2.5 percent tuition increases for the four-year schools.

Grand Forks Rep. Corey Mock and Sen. Mac Schneider are sponsoring the tuition freeze. Mock told the House Education Committee on Tuesday that tuition costs are rising so fast that students are being priced out of college.

UND student government spokesman Evan Andrist said the freeze would be an investment in North Dakota's future workers.

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