Tuition Freeze Would Be First in Decades

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Most current University of Nebraska and state college students weren't even born the last time either of the higher education systems went without a tuition increase. 

Those students could enjoy a two-year tuition freeze under a plan that Gov. Dave Heineman and higher education leaders unveiled Monday.

Under the proposal, the governor will recommend state funding increases large enough to allow the university and state colleges to forgo tuition increases for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 school years. 

Tuition rates for out-of-state students could continue to increase. So could room and board rates and other fees. 

Whether the funding increase can win approval from the Nebraska Legislature remains to be seen. 

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