Associated Press, Published January 17 2011
UND lawmakers seek two-year tuition freezeBISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Two Democratic lawmakers who represent the University of North Dakota are proposing a two-year tuition freeze for the state's public colleges.
Grand Forks Rep. Corey Mock says the proposal would be a morale boost for college students and motivate them to get involved in the Legislature.
Republican Gov. Jack Dalrymple's budget included money to limit tuition increases at North Dakota's four-year public colleges to 2.5 percent a year. Tuition at the state's five two-year colleges would stay level.
Mock says another $12.6 million is needed to extend the freeze to four-year schools.
Mock and Grand Forks Sen. Mac Schneider are sponsoring the measure. It will get its first hearing in the House Education Committee.
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