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No on Louisiana Amendment 2: Authorize College Boards to Establish Tuition and Fees
Amendment 2 would allow college boards to establish tuition and fee amounts for Louisiana public colleges and universities without legislative approval. That’s absurd. Louisiana voters fund the state’s public college and university system with their tax dollars, and like residents of every other state, they deserve to have a say in tuition and fee costs.
In the last year alone, Louisiana public universities raised tuition and fee amounts by as much as 5 percent. At a time when public colleges are increasingly unaffordable, it makes no sense to allow college boards to raise tuition and fee amounts with no accountability to Louisiana residents.