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B.C. Tuition Increase

By Alfred E. Jean

The Boston College board of trustees voted Friday to raise annual tuition $225, despite a demonstration before the vote by approximately 2000 students protesting the increase.

The Undergraduate Government at B.C. (UGBC) claims that the B.C. administration could raise the current tuition by $190 and still meet the costs for student education, Steven P. Vincent, a UGBC member, said yesterday.

The current annual tuition is $3610.

Vincent said he believed the trustees' vote disappointed B.C. students. The UGBC plans to ask the college for a rebate on this year's tuition, he added.

Paul F. Murphy, UGBC president, said yesterday that he was optimistic about the chances of the proposed rebate. He added that the group is currently negotiating with the B.C. administration on an increase in the amount of financial aid available to B.C. students. The undergraduate government will also ask B.C. to make a statement insuring that no students will be forced to withdraw because of the higher tuition, Murphy added.

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