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Out-of-state tuition waiver bill signed

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Administrators at Mississippi's eight public universities will craft business plans to address a new state law that will allow the schools to waive out-of-state tuition.

Education leaders said the flexibility of the law, signed by Gov. Phil Bryant on March 30, will allow each university to structure a plan conducive to its needs.

Higher Education Commissioner Hank Bounds tells the Clarion-Ledger the law will particularly help Delta State University in Cleveland and Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, which are near state borders but are struggling to meet enrollment goals.

Bounds said at the University of Mississippi or Mississippi State University, for example, the program might be used to address specific needs.

The law takes effect July 1.


Information from: The Clarion-Ledger, http://www.clarionledger.com

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