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      State Board of Education approves tuition hikes at Boise State, UI

      BOISE, Idaho (AP) - The Idaho State Board of Education has approved tuition increases.

      The board on Wednesday approved an increase of 4 percent at the University of Idaho and Boise State University.

      Idaho State University will see a 3.5 percent increase and Lewis-Clark State College a 2 percent increase.

      The increases mean full-time students at the University of Idaho will pay $6,784 a year and Boise State students will pay $6,640.

      Idaho State University tuition rises to $6,566, while tuition at Lewis-Clark State College jumps to $5,900.

      Boise State had asked for a 6.1 percent increase, while UI had asked for a 4.7 increase.

      But the board said it wanted to hold increases to no more than 4 percent.

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