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Minnesota State colleges and universities to hike tuition 3.5%

The college system's board of trustees approved the increase Wednesday amid student opposition


David Joles, Star Tribune

Minnesota State colleges and universities system Chancellor Devinder Malhotra

Tuition will increase an average 3.5% this fall for the nearly 150,000 students enrolled in the Minnesota State colleges and universities system after its board of trustees approved another price hike on Wednesday.

It's the third straight tuition increase for the Minnesota State system, which raised its price by 3% in spring 2021 and 3.4% in fall 2021. Students enrolled at Minnesota State's community and technical colleges will see an average increase of about $180 next academic year, while those attending the system's universities will pay nearly $300 more.

Trustees and college administrators said the additional tuition revenue is needed with inflation driving up campus operating costs and federal COVID-19 stimulus funds drying up.


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