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Lawmaker pitches proposal to give colleges control over fees

1 year 7 months 2 weeks ago March 10, 2015 Mar 10, 2015 Tuesday, March 10 2015 March 10, 2015 2:15 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - Louisiana state Rep. Franklin Foil is proposing a constitutional amendment to give colleges and universities more control over raising fees.

In a statement Monday, Foil said that the goal is to give colleges more stability and control over their budgets.

Autonomy is among the top priorities for higher education leaders heading into this year's legislative session, which begins April 13.

Louisiana is the only state where two-thirds of the Legislature must sign off on increases in college tuition or fees.

Higher education leaders have for several years tried to gain flexibility over tuition and fees. Facing deep cuts to college and university funding in the coming year, leaders are again pushing for more autonomy.

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