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University of Utah approves 5.9 percent tuition hike
Costs » Increase, larger than last year, will boost salaries, fund academic advisers.

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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.

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New scholarships

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.

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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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