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kaler proposes 15% tuition hike for out-of-state students at the u

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kaler proposes 15% tuition hike for out-of-state students at the u

university of minnesota president eric kaler is pitching a 15-percent hike in the u’s nonresident tuition for each of the next two academic years.kaler says the move will bring the university to the middle range for out-of-state tuition in the big ten. the u now ranks next-to-last for nonresident tuition and seventh out of 14 peer institutions for in-state tuition. that disparity has prompted charges from some lawmakers that minnesota taxpayers are subsidizing the education of students from other states.at a thursday meeting, many regents voiced cautious support for the plan. but some said they worry a steep increase in nonresident tuition might undo gains the u has made in recruiting students from across the country, thanks in part to a 2007 decision to reduce those rates.u officials acknowledged that a couple of years of more marked increases had an impact: for the fall of 2016, nonresident applications stayed stable but enrollments dropped. for this fall, applications were down, and the university made a spring recruitment push sweetened with additional scholarships to offset that, even as it raised nonresident tuition by 12.5 percent.“we best be careful because at some point in time, we’ll say, ‘where did [the out-of-state students] go? what happened with them?” said regent dean johnson.the proposed hike will raise the nonresident tuition and fees next fall to $28,730 as part of a two-year plan that would eventually bring the tab to about $35,000. regents are sl...