Regents approve tuition increases under GRAD Act
BATON ROUGE - The state Board of Regents gave all but one public state university permission to raise their tuition under the GRAD Act today.
The Baton Rouge campuses of LSU, Southern University and the Baton Rouge Community College were all given permission to raise their tuition by 10 percent.
However, the regents found that the LSU Eunice campus failed to meet required performance guidelines under the GRAD Act. That means it will not be able to raise tuition, and a portion of state funding will be held back until they submit a plan to get back on track.
Southern University Shreveport previously failed to meet the requirements for a tuition increase, and appealed that designation today as well.
The GRAD Act was established in 2010 by the state legislature, and requires schools to meet certain achievement requirements in order to raise tuition and retain state funding.
News 2's Olivia Laborde will have reaction to the decision tonight at 6 p.m.