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U-Md. system regents approve 3-percent tuition hike

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By Daniel de Vise
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, April 16, 2010; 11:55 AM

Regents of the University System of Maryland on Friday morning approved a tuition hike for the first time in four years, signaling the end of the state's semi-historic freeze.

Tuition will rise 3 percent in the state university system, the first increase since 2005.

In-state tuition and fees at the University of Maryland at College Park rise from $8,053 to $8,416 -- actually a 4.5 percent increase, when fees are factored in. They are apparently rising at a faster clip.

Out-of-state tuition and fees at U-Md., not bound by the freeze, go from $23,990 to $24,831, an increase of 3.5 percent.

Bowie State in-state tuition and fees go from $6,040 to $6,153, a bump of 1.9 percent; fees there are rising more slowly. Towson tuition and fees go from $7,418 to $7,656, a 3.2 percent bump.

At the University of Maryland Baltimore County, resident tuition and fees go from $8,872 to $9,171, a 3.4 percent increase.


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