Bill to raise public college student fees nearing final passage

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Students at Louisiana's public colleges could see their fees increase between $48 and $2,500 under a bill approved Monday by the Senate. The bill now only needs a quick nod of approval from the House before heading to Gov. Bobby Jindal for his signature or veto.

House Bill 671, sponsored by Rep. Frank Foil, R-Baton Rouge, would allow the Boards of Supervisors of Louisiana State University, Southern, the University of Louisiana and Community and Technical Colleges to assess all students a $48 per-semester fee for campus maintenance, depending on the number of credit hours a student is carrying.

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