Jul 13, 2012 7:37 AM by AP

Southern-Shreveport to learn Friday about tuition

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's top higher education board is considering whether to reverse a decision that would keep Southern University at Shreveport from raising tuition by 10 percent this fall.

The Board of Regents had refused to approve the increase because officials said Southern's Shreveport campus fell short of the performance standards required under the "GRAD ACT," a 2010 law authorizing the tuition increases.

Southern is appealing the determination. A final decision is expected Friday by the Regents' executive committee.

Nearly every college campus across the state was deemed to have met its GRAD Act targets.

To get the tuition increase authority, the schools entered into six-year agreements that set measurable performance targets, like increased admission standards, better graduation rates and improved efforts to get students into jobs.




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