State education board cuts Boise State, University of Idaho tuition requests

broberts@idahostatesman.comApril 16, 2014 

The Idaho State Board of Education approved a 5.5 percent tuition increase for full-time Boise State students next year, down from 6.1 percent the school requested Wednesday.

That means students will pay an additional $348 dollars a year instead of the $384 Boise State was hoping to get. Total annual tuition will be $6,640.

The board also reduced the University of Idaho's proposed tuition increase to 4 percent, down from 4.7 percent, which means students will pay an additional $260 a year instead of $308. Total tuition will be $6,784.

The votes followed intense debate about how much Idaho colleges and universities should be raising tuition, considering the Legislature has increased spending to higher education by more than 6 percent for next year.

The trim in proposed increases doesn't change Idaho's streak of continual increases in college tuition for more than two decades. For more about those increases and what the universities had proposed this year, read this article from March.

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