CU-Boulder Should Ax In-State Tuition, Says Professor Roger Pielke Jr.

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A University of Colorado professor has a pitch that he thinks could help solve the university's budget woes: Charge one flat tuition rate for in-state and out-of-state students.

Environmental studies professor Roger Pielke Jr.'s commentary, published by the Chronicle of Higher Education, suggests eliminating the differential tuition rates for Colorado students and their non-resident peers.

CU officials say it's an interesting idea but they're not entertaining it now.

At CU's Boulder campus, tuition this school year for in-state students in the College of Arts and Sciences is $7,672. CU guarantees a four-year, locked tuition rate for out-of-state students, and the annual rate for incoming non-residents is $28,850. 

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