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VSC board panel recommends no tuition hike

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By LISA RATHKE
Associated Press

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - A trustees' committee of the Vermont State Colleges is recommending that tuition not be increased for Vermont undergraduate students for the next academic year.

The committee voted 4-2 Wednesday. The issue now must go before the full board of trustees. That's scheduled for next week.

The chancellor of the state colleges had recommended a 3-percent tuition increase over the next two years.

Committee member Linda Milne told The Associated Press she's concerned about increased prices causing sticker shock. She says she wants to send a message to Vermont students that they can afford college and thinks an important way to do that is to not raise tuition.

The Vermont State Colleges includes Castleton State College, Community College of Vermont, Johnson State College, Lyndon State College and Vermont Technical College.

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