Colorado

Apr 21, 2010 5:30 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Tuition hike? Try $300 million!

Cash-strapped Colorado families trying to put their kids through college are about to get a real shocker from the state legislature--lawmakers unveiled a major overhaul Wednesday of the state's college tuition program that seeks to raise an additional $300 million by requiring parents and students to pay more.

If approved, the measure would go into effect this November. Lawmakers announced the move as a way to help the state cover a projected $1.7 billion budget short fall next fall.

In exchange, colleges would have to meet strict goals for graduation and employment of students or they would have to roll back tuition increases.

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