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Board Approves Public Colleges’ Tuition Hikes

Students at Rhode Island's three public colleges would pay more for tuition and fees under a plan approved by the state Board of Education

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Students at Rhode Island's three public colleges would pay more for tuition and fees under a plan approved by the state Board of Education.

The Providence Journal reports the Rhode Island Board of Education approved the hikes as part of a budget request during a meeting on Monday. They are forwarding the request to incoming Gov. Gina Raimondo.

The increases would affect both in-state and out-of-state students at the University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College and the Community College of Rhode Island.

URI students would pay 2.8 percent more annually. Tuition at RIC and CCRI would rise between 7.8 percent and 8.6 percent.

In-state tuition at URI would jump $356 per year to $12,862; at RIC by $595 to $8,197; and at CCRI by $316 to $4,266.

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