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Vt. House gives preliminary approval to ending UVM tuition break

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The VermontHouse has given preliminary approval to repealing a big tuition break forVermont resident graduate students at the University of Vermont.

UVM officials say they need to removethe requirement that in-state graduate students pay just 40 percent of thetuition paid by non-residents. Cynthia Belliveau, dean of continuing anddistance education, says the school needs to shrink the differential so it canreduce the cost of its online graduate and certificate courses.

The House endorsed the measure Tuesdayas part of a wide-ranging bill on miscellaneous education law changes.

Officials say raising tuition forin-state students to levels paid by out-of-staters is not contemplated.

An amendment is expected to be offered that would limitthe changes as the bill comes up for final action Wednesday.

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