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"It’s just the reality of the world we live in," Pershing said.
Fees will go up by $60 a semester in January to pay for a new Student Life Center, an increase approved by students.
The University of Utah will offer about 1,300 more scholarships next school year. They will include 400 Utah Promise scholarships, which pay $2,000 annually for academically qualified low-income students, and more than 500 Trustees Scholarships, which pay $1,000 to $2,000 a year for students with high ACT scores.
Student body president Sam Ortiz told the trustees he thinks most students "understand, maybe not wholeheartedly support ... the reality of tuition increases," if they have a better understanding of what the extra money is for.
"We really do get a great quality education and experience here," he said.
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