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4/22/03

Senate Committee Changes Tuition Deregulation Bill

State universities would be able to increase tuition by a maximum of $12 a credit hour starting next January under legislation approved by a senate panel.

Including a previously approved $4 per semester hour increase, tuition would grow from the current $88 to $104 a semester hour. In January 2005, tuition could increase by another $4 a semester hour. The bill also would allow universities to cut tuition for classes held at less popular times, starting this fall.

The Senate Education Committee approved the bill earlier this month.

The panel had contemplated a move that would have shifted control of regulating tuition and fees at public universities away from the Legislature and given it to the university governing boards. It also would have allowed the boards to as much as triple the tuition rates. That measure drew criticism from students who argued many would be priced out of universities because of rising costs.

The tuition bill is SB 1542.

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