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State board approves tuition hikes after marathon meeting

After a marathon meeting that started early in the morning and stretched into the evening, the Idaho State Board of Education has set tuition and fee increases for the state’s colleges and universities: 9.5 percent for the University of Idaho, 9 percent each for BSU and ISU, 8.7 percent for LCSC and 5.1 percent for Eastern Idaho Technical College. Most of those increases were below the level the colleges requested, particularly at the U of I, which had sought a 12 percent boost in the wake of deep state budget cuts for higher education. “Students and their families, Idahoans, are struggling in this economy,” said board president Paul Agidius. “Education is the life line they’re clinging to in many cases. We have to keep that access to higher education affordable.” Click below to read the full announcement from the state board, including the new rates for both in-state and out-of-state students.

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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

Named best state-based political blog in Idaho for 2013 by The Fix

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