Legislators, colleges brace for fight over cost of higher education

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Thursday, March 6, 2014

South Carolina’s public colleges and Legislature are locked in a fight over how much the state should pay for higher education.

Legislators are frustrated the state’s 33 public colleges continue to ask for more money while also raising their tuition rates. Colleges said they have little choice but to raise tuition because the General Assembly cut their state funding during the economic downturn.

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