Idaho State Board of Education votes to increase tuition at Idaho’s 4-year institutions
MOSCOW, Idaho — The Idaho State Board of Education voted Wednesday to increase tuition and fees for fulltime undergraduate resident and nonresident students at each of Idaho’s four-year institutions, effective in fall 2018.
Lewis-Clark State College 4.5% 4.5%
University of Idaho 5% 8%
Boise State University 5% 5%
Idaho State University 3.5% 5%
The Board deliberated the requests for several hours before reaching consensus.The requests were based on increased costs of doing business, including an increase in the cost of employee compensation recently approved by the legislature.
“We as a Board have a duty to keep costs as low as possible for our students,” Board Member Andy Scoggin said. “It is our responsibility to strike a balance between that duty and the need to provide the resources that our institutions need to accomplish their missions. We have heard from both student body leaders and university administration representatives today and we need to trust the people we have charged with efficiently managing their limited funds while moving toward our stated goal of increasing the number of degree holding citizens in our state.”
The fee increase proposal is one of several items on the Board’s agenda during its meeting this week in Moscow at the University of Idaho. The agenda, along with meeting materials, are posted on the Board website.
The board meeting will continue Thursday.
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