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Idaho universities submit student tuition requests

















(Boise State University Campus, File Photo)

BOISE, Idaho. - The presidents of Idaho's public universities will seek student tuition and fee increases between 9.9 percent and 12.4 percent for next year.
     
The schools submitted their requests earlier this week to the state Board of Education, which will consider the proposals in April. The board hasn't approved double-digit tuition increases since 2006.
     
Trustees agreed in December to waiver, for one year, a policy prohibiting requests for tuition increases of more than 10 percent for full-time students to give struggling colleges and universities more flexibility in planning budgets.
     
The University of Idaho was alone in taking advantage of the temporary rule change, requesting an increase of more than 12 percent. Boise State University and Idaho State University requested 9.9 percent increases, while Lewis-Clark State College's proposal came in the lowest at 8.75 percent.

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