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Okla. Regents offer lawmakers no-tuition-hike budget

Oklahoma City_The Oklahoma State Regents For Higher Education offered not to raise tuition for next school year if the legislature approves the panel's $1.12 billion budget request.

The proposed budget is nearly $87 million higher than this year's spending plan.  Higher Education Chancellor Glen Johnson said Friday approval of the request would allow the system to avoid tuition increases that have been as high as 9% at some colleges in recent years.

Oklahoma State University President Burns Hargis said the plan provides relief to families struggling with constant hikes in tuition.  University of Oklahoma President David Boren called the proposal a historic opportunity for the legislature to take action to avoid the need for tuition increases.

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