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U of I tuition, fees to rise 5% next year, same for BSU; 4.5% at LCSC, 3.5% at ISU

The University of Idaho campus in Moscow. Meeting on the campus on Wednesday, the Idaho state Board of Education approved a 5 percent increase in resident students’ tution and fees next year. (University of Idaho)
The University of Idaho campus in Moscow. Meeting on the campus on Wednesday, the Idaho state Board of Education approved a 5 percent increase in resident students’ tution and fees next year. (University of Idaho)

Tuition and fees will jump 5 percent for resident students at the University of Idaho next year, and 8 percent for non-resident students. Idaho’s state Board of Education agreed on the increases after hours of debate and numerous failed motions at a meeting on the U of I’s Moscow campus on Wednesday; you can read my full story here at spokesman.com.

“We as a board have a duty to keep costs as low as possible for our students,” said board member Andy Scoggin. “It is our responsibility to strike a balance between that duty and the need to provide the resources that our institutions need to accomplish their missions.”

The board also approved 5 percent increases for resident students at Boise State University, with a matching 5 percent hike for out-of-state students there. Students at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston will pay 4.5 percent more in tuition and fees next year, whether they’re in-state or out-of-state students. At Idaho State University in Pocatello, the tuition and fee increase was set at 3.5 percent for in-state students, and 5 percent for non-residents.



Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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