Rutgers set to vote on 3 percent tuition hike

    As the Rutgers University board prepares to vote on rising costs, students and faculty say there are spending cuts that could spare students the proposed tuition hike.

    As part of the plan announce this morning, the university would raise tuition by 3.6 percent, fees by 1.6 percent and room and board by 3.3 percent, the Associated Press reports. Board members say the overall 3.1 percent rise in costs is the smallest it could make, while opponents say administrative salaries and sports get too much funding.

    NewsWorks’ Monika Zaleska is reaching out to students and will have more on this story later.

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