Education

Mar 7, 2013 9:55 PM by Juice Godfrey

Adams State University proposes tuition rate hikes

DENVER (AP) - Adams State University in Alamosa has proposed a 16 percent annual tuition rate hike for in-state students.

The Denver Post reports the proposed increase will add $611 to bills for full-time, in-state students, bringing the tuition cost to $4,416. Out-of-state students face a 2 percent increase, raising tuition to $8,882.

Adams State trustees will vote on the proposal in May.

To blunt the impact on lower-income students from the region, the school on Wednesday announced the San Luis Valley Promise Award. The grants are for qualifying high school graduates in the San Luis Valley, Buena Vista, Salida, Walsenberg, La Veta and Pagosa Springs who meet certain criteria, including being eligible for a full Pell grant.

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