Lawmakers consider allowing tuition hikes

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) - State lawmakers are considering giving public universities the freedom to set tuition rates to make up for a looming drop in funding.

Higher education has been spared deep cuts so far because of federal stimulus dollars. That money will dry up by 2012 and the state isn't expected to be able to make up the difference.

Senate Majority Leader John Morse says allowing schools to set tuition without state approval is one idea he and Minority Leader Josh Penry are reviewing to help make up for the drop in funding.

Morse says he's concerned about making a college education inaccessible for most residents.

University of Colorado President Bruce Benson says CU could set aside some money raised by higher tuition to provide financial aid for students who can't afford it.

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  • by Nun Location: Grand Junction on Feb 15, 2010 at 11:15 AM
    University of Colorado President Bruce Benson suggest a soscialist policy to redistribute your wealth to aid those who cannot afford it. Those being who? Children of illegal immigrants. He is not saying reduce costs and make education affordable to everyone. The cost of education has outpaced inflation for many years. How does Bruce Benson justify these outrageous increases.
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