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University of Minnesota backs away from steep tuition hike for nonresidents


University of Minnesota leaders are backing away from a May proposal to hike out-of-state tuition by nearly 10 percent. Instead, President Eric Kaler is recommending a 7.5 percent increase for nonresidents on the Twin Cities campus.

Kaler, who started the year considering a 15 percent hike for nonresidents, said he has progressively scaled it down in the face of pushback from students and others, including members of the Board of Regents.

But he is sticking by his recommendation to raise undergraduate tuition for Minnesota residents by 2.5 percent, or $306, to $12,546 a year.


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