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UVM President Recommends Smaller Tuition Hike


University of Vermont President Tom Sullivan has recommended that next year's tuition increase be less than 3 percent.

Sullivan's call for a limit was part of a plan he presented to the board of trustees at its meeting Wednesday.

Last fall, interim President John Bramley urged a limit of 3.5 percent on the tuition increase for 2012-2013, which was approved.

Sullivan said an increase of less than 3 percent for the 2013-2014 academic year would be the lowest jump at UVM in 36 years.

The Burlington Free Press reports the board usually adopts an annual budget and sets new tuition rates at its May meeting.

The current tuition rate is $13,344 for Vermont residents. Out-of-state residents pay $33,672.

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