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Published May 20, 2013, 02:58 PM

North Dakota Higher Ed Board to take another look at tuition rate plans

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The president of the North Dakota Board of Higher Education wants the group to take another look at tuition rates.

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The president of the North Dakota Board of Higher Education wants the group to take another look at tuition rates.

The board earlier this month approved a plan that would give colleges the option to raise tuition at various rates, from a low of 2.13 percent to a high of 6.63 percent.

The plan passed by a 7-1 vote over another option favored by Chancellor Hamid Shirvani that would keep tuition hikes at 2.5 percent for two-year schools, 3.5 percent for small four-year colleges and 4 percent for the two largest universities.

Board President Duaine Espegard says he thought more about the options after the May 10 meeting and decided it was worth more discussion.

A special meeting to revisit the issue is scheduled Thursday at North Dakota State University.

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