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Nebraska college board sets vote on 9 percent tuition hike

WAYNE, Neb. (AP) — Undergraduate students would pay 9 percent more for tuition this coming school year if the Nebraska State College System board were to end a tuition freeze and approve a proposed increase Thursday at its meeting in Wayne.

The system says the undergraduate rate would be raised to $153 per credit hour for the 2015-16 school year at Chadron State, Peru State and Wayne State colleges. Online-only tuition costs would rise to $246 per credit hour from $225 per hour.

The board meeting is scheduled to begin at 2:30 p.m. on the Wayne State campus.

The system froze undergraduate tuition at $140 per credit hour for each of the past two years as part of an agreement reached by Nebraska's public college and universities and then-Gov. Dave Heineman.

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