Details of Colo. college tuition hikes expected

DENVER — Colorado college and university students could face tuition hikes from 9.5 percent at the University of Colorado to 20 percent at Colorado State University if state funding continues to plummet.

The Colorado Department of Higher Education is expected to release details of proposed tuition increases at these and other Colorado colleges today.

Department spokeswoman Dawn Taylor Owens says the Colorado School of Mines is the only eligible school that hasn’t asked for permission to raise tuition above the 9 percent hike allowed by state lawmakers.

Colleges say their waiver requests to increase tuition above the 9 percent cap are only precautionary and won’t be decided until next year when the state Legislature approves the budget.



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