State panel to hear about tuition increases-WEB ONLY

A state committee has set tomorrow as the date that officials from Indiana’s public colleges and universities must explain their decisions to raise tuition.

The State Budget Committee, which includes four fiscal leaders in the General Assembly and the state budget director, wants the colleges to justify the increases when so many students and families are struggling during the recession.

The panel led by Republican state Senator Luke Kenley of Noblesville wants the colleges to justify their increases, especially when much of state government is facing budget cuts.

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