Colorado State University students can expect to pay another 5 percent in tuition next year. Probably.

The CSU Board of Governors, which determines budgets for the Fort Collins campus and its other affiliates, approved on Tuesday university system spending for next fiscal year, based on its expectations of the state budget.

However, the Legislature is still tussling over that final budget mark heading into its May 10 adjournment.

The 5 percent tuition hike would apply to in-state undergraduate students and would hit the cap on annual tuition hikes being contemplated by the Legislature. It would translate to an additional $436 for two 12-credit semesters, bringing annual full-time tuition into $9,152, according to CSU documents.

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