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SC State raising tuition 4 percent

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) - Tuition will be going up 4 percent in the fall at South Carolina State University in Orangeburg.

Trustee voted on the increase Thursday.

In-state students will pay an extra $180 per semester. Out-of-state students will pay an additional $350.

Vice president of finance John Smalls says each 1 percent increase in tuition provides the school with an additional $468,000.

Food service costs will increase 1.6%. But housing fees will be reduced by $250 per semester for most dorms.

The school's budget is based on revenue projections of $69 million and an enrollment of 4,500 students.

The university handled a shortfall of several million dollars this year by freezing salaries and cutting costs.

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