Regents approve tuition hikes at Utah schools

SANDY, Utah (AP) — Regents have approved tuition hikes across Utah colleges and universities that will raise prices an average of 5.6 percent for undergraduates taking 15 credit hours. Officials say the tuition hike approved by the board of regents Friday is the lowest in more than a decade. Higher Education Commissioner Bill Sederburg says the Legislature increased the budget for colleges and universities this year for the first time since 2008. But he says a tuition increase is still needed to keep funding constant and make up for shortfalls in previous years. The tuition hikes vary from school to school and include a 6 percent increase at the University of Utah and Utah State University. It will jump 4.5 percent at Salt Lake Community College. New rates take effect this summer.

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