In-state tuition at Colorado universities could rise up to 3%

By Jesse Paul


In-state tuition at Colorado’s state-run colleges and universities could rise as much as 3% on average under Gov. Jared Polis’ budget proposal presented to state lawmakers on Wednesday, leaving some alarmed about the prospect of driving up the cost of higher education.

The Democrat wants to spent $147 million on higher education, up a relatively small $26 million from the current fiscal year, and cap in-state tuition increases at an average of 3%.

But some lawmakers say that amount of spending isn’t enough and that the cap could force state colleges and universities to make budget cuts.

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