Colorado State University's governing board has given preliminary approval to a 9 percent tuition increase for in-state students next year. Students from Colorado will pay $619 more, or $7,494.80 total. Nonresident tuition will rise 3 percent or $680 to $23,347 for the year. The budget goes before the governing board for final approval in June.

"This year's budget is good news for students and our employees, because - after several very difficult years - we're going to be able to make investments in academic programs, financial aid, student support initiatives, campus safety and more," CSU President Tony Frank said. "We're even going to be able to give our faculty and staff a raise, which we weren't able to provide for several years during the economic downturn.

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