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U of M tuition may surpass $10,000

Tuition for the University of Minnesota will probably surpass $10,000 next fall, the Star Tribune reported.

Students currently pay between $9,661 and $9,882, depending on family income.

"I don't see any possibility that we can roll it back," University President Robert Bruininks said.

The 7.5 increase is due in part to lower-than-expected funding from the state.

Minnesota has higher tuition than Wisconsin, Ohio State, UCLA, California-Berkeley, Florida, Texas and Washington, seven of the 10 schools that the university considers to be its peers. The other three, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Illinois, have higher tuition than the U.

Wisconsin students attending Minnesota schools under the reciprocity will pay approximately $2,400 less than will Minnesota natives.