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University of Colorado freezes 2019 tuition and fees 

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The University of Colorado's Board of Regents voted April 5 to freeze tuition for the 2019-20 academic year for undergraduate in-state students.

In addition, campus mandatory fees for all students will stay the same.

Those steps are made possible by a 13.1 percent increase in higher education funding to the CU system in Gov. Jared Polis' budget proposal. The state budget bill, Senate Bill 207, was passed by the Senate March 28 and the House April 5. As of our press time, it was scheduled for a conference committee.

In-state graduate students will see a 3.1 percent increase next academic year, while out-of-state undergraduate and graduate students will see 3 percent increases.

"I want to thank the governor and the General Assembly for their commitment to increasing higher education funding," said University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Chancellor Venkat Reddy. "Seventy percent of our students receive financial aid, and we're grateful that this will directly keep costs from rising for undergraduate residential students working on their degree at UCCS."

Regents also approved bachelor's and master's degrees in social work at UCCS, the first such programs in the CU system.

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