Apr 212010
 
Authors: Collegian Staff Report

In an attempt to save Colorado’s sinking higher education system, lawmakers unveiled a plan Wednesday that seeks to raise $300 million out of the wallets of parents and students.

The plan, which looks to help plug the state’s $1.7 billion shortfall next fall, would give state universities flexibility to raise tuition more than the current 9 percent cap, if they can prove such a raise is needed, according to the Associated Press.

In return, universities will be required to meet stricter graduation standards and provide more student employment opportunities, and students would be given a vote on their governing boards, with the exception of CU-Boulder because it is governed by the state constitution not the legislature.

News Editor Jim Sojourner can be reached at news@collegian.com

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