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Senate Passes Bill, Tuition on the Rise

A bill passed by the Senate on Thursday could force the University of Minnesota to raise undergraduate tuition by $1,100 in the next two years.

The bill was passed 64-2 and is the first part of a new state budget the Senate plans to pass over the next eight days, the Pioneer Press said.

A previous goal set by the University of Minnesota would have tuition increases of, at the maximum, 4.5 percent. WIth the new bill, tuition will increase by 5.5 percent and 7.5 percent over two school years, university President Robert Bruininks said.

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