A bill up for debate in the Vermont House Tuesday would end the in-state tuition break for University of Vermont graduate students. Current law requires that Vermont resident students in all but the College of Medicine at UVM pay no more than 40 percent of the tuition charged to students from out-of-state. Tuition and fees currently are a bit more than $7,000 per semester for an in-state graduate student taking 12 credits and nearly $18,000 per semester for those from out of state. Cynthia Belliveau, dean of continuing and distance education at UVM, said the school needs more flexibility in the difference between in- and out-of-state tuition so it can market its online courses more competitively.

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