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States boost college funding, rein in tuition costs

Moves mark big turnaround from past half-decade

12:15 AM, Jun. 19, 2013
Purdue University has frozen tuition, one example where states have increased financial support following years of deep cuts.
Purdue University has frozen tuition, one example where states have increased financial support following years of deep cuts.
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After years of deep budget cuts, several states are poised to boost higher-education funding this year, often in exchange for a promise by public colleges and universities to freeze tuition.

Iowa, Minnesota, Montana and Nebraska are among states where universities have agreed to keep their in-state tuition flat if lawmakers give them more money. Governors of California, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island support similar deals. University of Maine System trustees say they won't raise tuition as long as their state funding isn't cut.

Campuses in several other states, ...

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