MnSCU budget proposal would keep tuition hikes under five percent

Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system will consider a newly-proposed budget Tuesday. It would raise tuition at the two dozen state colleges by 3.7 percent and at the seven universities by 4.4 percent. Officials say shuffling will also allow the hiring of more teachers.
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Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system will consider a newly-proposed budget Tuesday. It would raise tuition at the two dozen state colleges by 3.7 percent and at the seven universities by 4.4 percent. Officials say shuffling will also allow the hiring of more teachers.

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