Tuition Hikes Set For State Universities

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Getting a degree from one or more of Mississippi's eight public universities is most likely about to get more expensive. That's because proposed tuition hikes are getting the green light.  

"It's always a difficult conversation to have," said Commissioner of Higher Education, Dr. Hank Bounds.

Bounds laid out a two year tuition plan to the state college board Thursday morning, which gave preliminary approval.   Under the plan an average increase of about $750 would be spread out during the next two school years for in-state students.

Those out of state could see an average increase of just more than $1,100. 

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