NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Students at the University of Delaware can expect to see a 7 percent increase in tuition this fall.

Officials say tuition for in-state undergraduate students will be $9,670 per year, an increase of $630. Out-of-state students, meanwhile, will pay an annual rate of $25,940, an increase of $1,700.

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University officials point to several factors for the increase. The university says about 43 percent of the increase will go toward the rising demand for financial aid among students. It also cites higher costs for staff, facilities maintenance and construction.

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