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Students Rally At Rutgers Over Possible Tuition Increase

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Dozens of students and faculty are rallying outside a Rutgers University Board of Governors meeting that is set to consider tuition for the upcoming school year.

Students plan to testify before the board Thursday to ask them not to raise tuition.

The students say New Jersey’s flagship university can spare students an increase in the wake of the UMDNJ merger and Athletic Department scandals.

Rutgers approved a 2 1/2 percent increase last year. It cost the average in-state Rutgers student $13,073 in tuition and fees.

Rowan University is holding the line on tuition and fees for undergraduate students from New Jersey at $12,380.

Richard Stockton College trustees approved keeping tuition at the 2012-13 level of $12,322 for in-state students.

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