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USC Board of Trustees approves tuition increase

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University of South Carolina students will pay on average about 3.145 percent more a semester in tuition costs after the school's Board of Trustees voted to approve the increase Monday.

According to a university spokesperson, in-state students will pay about $164 a semester while out-of-state students will pay about $442 a semester.

The Board says the jump in tuition is due to an increase in required costs such as the insurance reserve fund and to improve infrastructure.

Some of the money will go for strategic plans, such as an increase in tenured faculty and infrastructure.

The university is also increasing campus safety with the addition of new law enforcement officers.

The increase affects all USC campuses except the one in Beaufort. They will see a nearly 5 percent bump.

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