Utah colleges reach out of state for students

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Monday, August 26, 2013

Utah colleges are offering tuition breaks to out-of-state students to make up for residents delaying their education to serve a proselytizing mission for the Mormon church.

KSL reports (http://bit.ly/13JETa4 ) that many Utah colleges have been able to check an enrollment decline that was driven by the church's decision to lower the minimum age for missionaries to as young as 18.

Utah lawmakers acted in March to protect schools from revenue losses. They gave state schools permission to offer in-state tuition rates to top students from other states.

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