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Going to the University of Delaware is set to get a little more expensive.

Tuition will rise by $178 for in-state students and for a total of just over $12,500 and for out-of-state students tuition will go up by $728 for a total of just over $31,400.

The increases represent a 1.4 percent hike for in-state students and a 2.3 percent hike for out-of-state students.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that University officials emphasized that they were committed to keeping down costs.

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In a surprise move Patrick Harker is leaving his job as president of the University of Delaware.

He is moving on to a 10 year appoint with the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank which helps formulate monetary policy for the country.

Harker wrote that he is leaving with mixed-emotions and said it had been an honor serving the University system over the last eight years.

And Gilchrist Sparks III, chairman of the UD Board of Trustees, said that Harker had left the University in a stronger position.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - New and returning students at several Maryland public universities will have to dig a little deeper for tuition.
 
The University of Maryland at College Park, Frostburg State University, Salisbury University and Towson University are all implementing tuition increases of 2 percent for the spring semester starting Jan. 26.
 
The university system's Board of Regents voted Friday to allow the increases.
 

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - The amount paid by students at public colleges and universities in Virginia is increasing.

The State Council of Higher Education of Virginia says undergraduates at public four-year schools will see an average increase of about 5 percent, or $544, in tuition and fees in the 2014-15 academic year.

Virginia community college students will pay about $180 more per year, or an increase of 4.6 percent.

Officials say tuition and fees also had increased more than 4 percent in the previous academic year.

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NEWARK, Del. (AP) - The University of Delaware says tuition and fees in the upcoming academic year will increase by about 2 percent for in-state undergraduates and about 2.5 percent for out-of-state undergraduates.

The university announced the increases Monday. The school says the increase is the lowest percentage increase in more than 30 years.

For the 2014 to 2015 academic year, tuition and fees for in-state undergraduates will be $12,342. That's up $230.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Rep. John Carney has launched a website to help Delaware residents find their way through the college financial aid process.

The site, launched on Wednesday, will provide information on scholarships, grants and loans and ways to save for higher education.

Carney, a Democrat, said that the cost of college is rising at an unsustainable rate.

The website can be reached through Carney's home page: www.johncarney.house.gov .

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - U.S. Rep. John Carney is joining other Delawareans to discuss the rising cost of college.

Carney planned to host a roundtable discussion in Dover on Monday, the first in a series of such meetings about the challenges of higher education costs and possible solutions.

Carney says the cost of higher education is rising at an unsustainable rate, more than 570 percent over the past three decades, and that total U.S. student loan debt recently topped $1 trillion, more than both auto loans and credit card debt.

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There will be another increase in tuition this fall for students at the University of Delaware.

But for in-state undergraduate students…the hike of 3.7 percent or around $430 will be the lowest in a decade.

Last year the increase amounted for 4.4 percent.

Out-of-state students will see an increase of $1,150.

UD President Patrick Harker said the university was trying to keep higher education affordable for in-state students.

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University of Maryland students will be shelling out a little more for tuition in the coming school year.

The Board of Regents gave the green light for a 2.4 percent hike in tuition and fees to bring in more than $35 million.

For students at Salisbury University this will mean a tuition increase of 6 percent while out of state students will pay up to 4.4 percent more.

For most schools officials say that Maryland residents won’t see more than a 3 per increase.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Tuition is going up at the University of Virginia.

The Charlottesville school's board approved increases in tuition and fees on Thursday.

The Daily Progress reports that a divided board approved a 3.8 percent increase in in-state tuition and a 4.8 percent hike in out-of-state tuition.

That means tuition and fees will go up $452 to $12,458 for in-state students and up $1,826 to $39,844 for out-of-state students.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - The University of Virginia Board of Supervisors will consider proposed tuition increases and the school's capital plan on Thursday.

University administrators have proposed a 3.8 percent increase in in-state tuition and a 4.8 percent hike in out-of-state tuition. If approved, in-state students would pay $12,458 and out-of-state students would pay $39,844.

Two committee meetings are scheduled before the full board meets at 2:30 p.m. Thursday. However, the school says the schedule could vary.