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Higher ed budget comes with message: Keep tuition down

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BISMARCK -- Legislators on Friday approved an 11.9 percent increase in state funding for higher education, but sent with it a strong message that campuses keep tuition affordable.


Senate Bill 2003 has nearly $679 million in ongoing general fund spending for the North Dakota University System, as well as $217.4 million in one-time spending for building projects and other initiatives.

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Amy Dalrymple

Amy Dalrymple is a Forum News Service reporter stationed in the Oil Patch. She can be reached at or (701) 580-6890.