Rutgers lowers in-state tuition hikes to 1.8%

(AP) - Tuition for New Jersey students atRutgers University will raise by 1.8 percent in the coming schoolyear after the university's Board of Governors rolled

NEW BRUNSWICK - (AP) - Tuition for New Jersey students atRutgers University will raise by 1.8 percent in the coming schoolyear after the university's Board of Governors rolled back theincrease.

The university had proposed an in-state tuition increase of 3.6percent as part of a package that would have raised student costsoverall by about 3 percent.

Board chairman Ralph Izzo said it was too high.

The university's administration must now find about $12 millionin spending cuts to pay for the lower tuition increase.

The university's overall budget is more than $2 billion. Under the plan approved Thursday, out-of-state tuition willstill be up by about 5 percent.

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