Louisiana Horse Trade: Higher Tuition But Increased College Completion

The LA GRAD Act that allows colleges to increase tuition by up to 10% this fall won final legislative approval in the Louisiana House. The Governor Bobby Jindal-backed Louisiana Granting Resources and Autonomy for Diplomas Act grants colleges additional tuition authority if they agree to meet certain performance standards, such as improved graduation rates. The tuition authority can be taken away if schools fail to meet their goals. Colleges can only implement 10% hikes until they meet regional tuition peer averages. (Baton Rouge Advocate, 06/21/10)

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