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Colleges bank on tuition hikes to offset shrinking state funding

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JACKSON, MS (AP):  New this morning!  Mississippi's public universities are banking on tuition increases and enrollment growth to offset shrinking state funding as they head into the new fiscal year next month.

The state college board approved 2011 budgets Wednesday, for the eight universities.

Combined, their education and general funds will be about $7.2 million less than this year.

Back in January, the College Board signed off on tuition hikes ranging from about 4.5% at Mississippi Valley State University to 9% at Jackson State University and Delta State University.

On average, students will pay about 6-point-8 percent more for tuition- or roughly $322 more.

Each of the budgets shows cuts in travel and academic support programs.

 

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