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SD Students Prepare For Tuition Hike

April 16, 2010, 5:01 PM by Katie Janssen

BROOKINGS, SD - Students at South Dakota's six public universities are just learning of a tuition increase for next year. The Board of Regents is raising rates by more than four percent, and students we talked with say it's enough to cause concern.

South Dakota State University students are wrapping up this year, with thoughts of how they'll cover the ever-increasing costs of education next year.

"I think it's going to definitely make it difficult to pay for college, but then again it's something that can be done,” said SDSU freshman Aaron Deutsch. “I can see where the Board of Regents is coming from."

Regents raised tuition 4.6 percent, beginning next fall, to offset millions of dollars in cuts from the state government.

For a full-time student, the increase averages out to an extra $300 per year. Some students say they don't know where that money will come from.

"It's just hard because we want good jobs in the future and we need to go to college if we want that. We can't do anything about it; it's frustrating," said Hope Stapleton, also a freshman at SDSU.

University officials say the increase is more than planned, but not out of line. Vice President of Finance Wes Tschetter says they've dealt with seven, even eight percent increases in the past.

"On an average, historical average, this is within the range of what our increases have been and I think the Board of Regents was mindful of that," Tschetter said.

Still, raising rates is never fun, but Tschetter says education is an investment, no matter how much it costs.

"Despite cuts, it's a matter of setting priorities," he said.

University officials are looking at some cuts of their own, but are just in the beginning stages of the research. They expect to report to the Board of Regents mid-June.

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