JOHNSON, Vt. (AP) - The trustees of the Vermont State Colleges have voted for a 3-percent tuition increase for in-state students in the next academic year.
The 8-5 vote Thursday during a meeting at Johnson State College came shortly after the trustees voted against a proposal that would have kept tuition at current levels for Vermont undergraduate students.
Last week a committee of the board recommended against raising tuition.
Trustees who supported the tuition freeze said it would send a message that Vermont families and students could afford a college degree. Those against the proposal were concerned it might result in program cuts and diminish the quality of an education.
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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