Nebraska governor proposes two-year tuition freeze

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  • Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman and state higher education leaders unveiled a proposal Monday that recommends funding increases large enough to allow state colleges and the University of Nebraska to freeze tuition through 2015.
  • The proposal would be the state's first tuition freeze in decades, but wouldn't necessarily freeze tuition rates for out-of-state students or the cost of room and board and other fees.
  • Members of the Nebraska Legislature expressed optimism for the plan, which would see a proposed budget increase of $68.3 million, and the idea that it could help keep young people in the state, though several noted that it would take more consideration and that some lawmakers may be reluctant following large expenditures for construction projects at U. of Nebraska and other schools last year.

From the article:

LINCOLN — 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. ...

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