Durango, Colo. (AP) - Colleges in Durango and Alamosa say their students will face big tuition costs if lawmakers slash $300 million from higher education to balance the budget.
Preliminary figures by Fort Lewis College in Durango show in-state tuition would rise from 7 percent to 9 percent, and 5 percent to 7 percent for nonresidents. Officials estimate their share of the higher education cuts would be $9 million.
Adams State College in Alamosa says its students might get hit with double-digit tuition and fee increases. Adams State President David Svaldi says higher fees will make college unaffordable for many students.
Legislators continued discussions Wednesday on ways to cut $1.4 billion from the budget because of anticipated drops in tax revenue.
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