Idaho Board Of Education Approves Tuition Hikes

Apr 18, 2012

The Idaho State Board of Education has approved the tuition and fee increases as requested by the state’s colleges and universities.

When talking with the State Board Wednesday, Boise State University President Bob Kustra described his school’s budget efforts as a balancing act.

Bob Kustra: “You’re all dealing with, and we are all dealing with, what is a balancing act, balancing affordability against the quality of education we attempt to offer our students.”

Those thoughts were echoed by Lewis Clark State College President Tony Fernandez, who told the Board that LCSC was trying to balance sacrifices for students, faculty, and staff.

In the end, the Board approved all of the tuition and fees hikes as requested. For in- state undergraduates, that will mean increases of 4.7% at Idaho State, 5.7% at Boise State, 6.1% at the UI, and 4% at Lewis- Clark State College.

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