CU regents OK 3.3% tuition hike for Boulder campus

DENVER (AP) — The University of Colorado's Board of Regents has voted to increase tuition on the Boulder campus by 3.3 percent for the next academic year.

The Daily Camera reports (http://bit.ly/1gTUAjf ) the increase amounts to an extra $288 a year for in-state undergraduates and is based on 30 credit hours a year for students in the College of Arts and Sciences. Tuition for in-state students in arts and sciences is $8,760 this year on the Boulder campus.

Budget officials say the increase will fund a scholarship program, employee compensation and mandatory costs, and investments in academic advising. Some of the money also will go to science and engineering programs on the Boulder campus, which have experienced enrollment growth in recent years.

The tuition increase is the smallest in the last eight years.

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Information from: Daily Camera, http://www.dailycamera.com/