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BYU Idaho will raise tuition next year by 3 percent

REXBURG, Idaho — Brigham Young University-Idaho announced Tuesday that tuition will be increasing by just over three percent (or $55) for the 2011-2012 school year.

During the 2010-2011 school year, Latter-day Saints paid $1,680 per semester. Next year they will pay $1,735, a 3.3 percent increase.

BYU-Idaho officials say this reflects the ongoing increase in costs to the university and added that the school strives to keep education as affordable as possible.

BYU-Idaho students have seen an increase in tuition over the last several years just around three percent each year. This year tuition rose 3.7 percent, from $1,585.

Brigham Young University in Provo announced in October 2010, it too will see a small hike in tuition. Undergraduate tuition for next school year for LDS students will be $2,280 per semester, a 3.2 percent increase from $2,210. Graduate students at BYU in Provo will pay $2,880 each semester instead of $2,790.

— Sara Lenz