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Metro State Mulls Tuition Hike Of Nearly 23 Percent

DENVER (AP) – Metro State trustees are considering a tuition increase of nearly 23 percent for the next school year.

The board of trustees at Metropolitan State College of Denver is expected to vote on the proposed increase of 22.6 percent Wednesday. College officials say that a cut of more than $7.1 million in state funding combined with higher enrollment are behind the proposal.

If approved, the increase would boost a full-time student’s tuition by about $700 per year.

The University of Colorado has approved raising tuition on the Boulder campus and Colorado State University is weighing an increase.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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