- Associated Press - Thursday, November 20, 2014

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Tuition at Rhode Island’s three public colleges would rise for the first time in three years under a plan that’s been sent to the Board of Education for approval.

The Providence Journal reports (https://bit.ly/11GrTmm ) that the hike was included in a budget plan unanimously approved by the Council on Postsecondary Education on Wednesday.

Under the budget, tuition would rise at the University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College and the Community College of Rhode Island.

URI students would pay 2.8 percent more annually. Tuition at RIC and CCRI would rise between 7.8 percent and 8.6 percent.

Under the plan, in-state tuition at URI would jump $356 per year to $12,862; at RIC by $595 to $8,197; and at CCRI by $316 to $4,266.


Information from: The Providence Journal, https://www.providencejournal.com

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