College tuition to rise up to 9 percent

The state College Board Monday has finalized worst-case scenario tuition increases for the state’s eight public universities.

Final rates are the highest university officials presented to the board for preliminary approval April 19, accounting for further cuts in state appropriations and increased costs.

“I asked campuses to look at every way they could minimize, and they felt that these rates were the best they could offer,” said Higher Education Commissioner Hank Bounds. “Unfortunately, it just can’t be prevented.”

Clarion Ledger