The University of Idaho is seeking the largest tuition increase among the state’s public higher education institutions. The Idaho State Board of Education will consider next year’s tuition rates during its meeting Wednesday in Moscow. The UI is asking for a 6% tuition and fee hike for in-state students. That would increase next year’s full time tuition and fees at the UI by nearly 500 dollars to just under 8,000 dollars. If approved it would keep the UI as the most expensive public university in Idaho. Last year the UI asked for the same 6% tuition hike and received just a 3.5% increase.
Boise State University is seeking a 5% tuition increase this year, Lewis-Clark State College is asking for a 4.5% hike while Idaho State University is requesting an increase of 3.5%. The Idaho State Board of Education is scheduled to consider tuition rates at 10:30 Wednesday morning inside the Pitman Center at the UI.