Thanks to GOP legislators, those attending Minnesota’s seven state universities will see their tuition increase for the first time since 2012.
The Star Tribune writes:
“Tuition will climb an average of $233 this fall at Minnesota’s seven state universities, to just over $7,000 a year.”
House Republicans refused to fund a complete tuition freeze for all of Minnesota’s state colleges and universities, preferring to hold $1 billion back for corporate tax breaks next year. The result is an average 3.4% tuition increase for many of Minnesota’s college students at a time when the student loan debt burden is greater than ever.
We should be making college more affordable, not less.