Idaho in-state tuition will not increase

The presidents of Idaho’s four-year higher education institutions announced Thursday that they will not seek tuition increases for in-state undergraduate students.

Forty years ago, state funding covered 88% of the institution’s operations, with tuition paying only 7%. Today, numbers are nearly even, because of reductions in state funding and growing internal costs at the universities. 47% now comes from tuition, according to the Idaho State Board of Education.

This announcement comes after the University of Idaho announced a project $22 million deficit and as Governor Little requested all state agencies to cut 1% from their budget.

The state board did not comment on other degree tuition increases or decreases.