Tuition at BYU to increase 3.4 percent

BYU will raise tuition by 3.4 percent, or $45 a semester, in 1998-99, bringing the undergraduate rate per semester to $1,360. The new rates, as approved by BYU's Board of Trustees, will become effective fall semester 1998.

Brad Farnsworth, administrative vice president, said the increase is necessary to keep pace with the continually rising costs of operating the university.Next year's tuition for graduate students will increase from $1,550 to $1,600 per semester, or 3.2 percent. Law School and Graduate School of Management students will pay $2,560, an increase of $85, or 3.4 percent.

For the second year, the university will raise tuition for spring and summer terms, increasing the rate from $420 to $520 per term. Spring/

Summer 1999 rates, for graduate students, will be $800, an increase of $25.

As in the past, students who are not members of the Church will pay one and a half times these rates.

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