Site will calculate tuition, fees for ND colleges

The state Board of Higher Education began its show-and-tell on student fees Thursday by demonstrating a website that outlines tuition and other costs for certain high-cost college programs such as pharmacy and nursing, reports the Associated Press. A North Dakota law passed earlier this year requires state colleges to list program charges and how the money was spent, in response to complaints about escalating fees. The measure also caps increases of mandatory fees at 1 percent of tuition for the next two years, unless students request it. Robert Vallie, the student representative to the board, said students are willing to pay for good programs but want to know where the money goes.

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