Lawmakers to consider tax tuition credit

Lawmakers to consider tax tuition credit

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Lawmakers are scheduled to consider a bill that would give a tuition tax credit to students attending Utah's public colleges.

House Bill 35 would give a credit of up to 5 percent of a person's tax liability for tuition and fees.

Bill sponsor Rep. John Dougall, R-Highland, says the purpose of the bill is to help make college more affordable for students who pay their own tuition. Dougall says the tax credit would only be available to students and not their parents.

In October, Dougall told the state school board his bill would cost $88 million.

A hearing on the bill is scheduled for Monday.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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