Tuition Raised 4.5 Percent

Tuition Raised 4.5 Percent

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(Orem-AP) -- The Board of Regents is raising tuition by four-and-a-half percent at the state's nine colleges and universities for next year.

The regents also approved a three-percent raise for faculty and staff yesterday.

Students and their board representative protested.

Utah Valley State College junior Swen Swenson says students are in no better position to pay higher tuition and are having trouble finding jobs.

But Commissioner of Higher Education Cecelia Foxley says higher education workers have gone without a raise for almost three years. Those raises must be paid out of tuition receipts.

Regents' student representative William Edwards said tuition at the state's two-year colleges will exceed the one-thousand, three-hundred dollars charged on average by comparable schools in surrounding states.

The tuition hike and salary raise were part of a budget adopted by the regents that asks the Legislature and governor for 44-(M)million dollars more in funding for next year.

Regent Chairman Nolan Karras, who is seeking the Republican nomination for the 2004 race for governor, voted against the tuition hike and salary increase.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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