Seeking lower tuition, S.C. puts brakes on college, university construction plans

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The public political battle over skyrocketing college tuition in South Carolina has finally seen movement on the front.

The S.C. Budget and Control Board on Wednesday called on the state's public universities and colleges, including the University of South Carolina Beaufort, to put building plans on hold until the institutions promise to cut the rates in their tuition increases if they're planning more than a 7% hike to four-year tuition.

The Charleston Post and Courier has the most comprehensive coverage of this story and says USCB is subject to the ban, while parent USC remains in the clear.

Read the P&C story here.

The Island Packet has the state Associated Press story along with some local voices. The Packet story quotes a USCB official as saying the ban won't impact the university's previously approved plans, so we'll look for a follow-up there.

Read the Packet story here.

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