University of Idaho

(AP) - Students at Idaho's public universities will pay $274 to $356 more in tuition next year. The increases approved Wednesday by the state Board of Education are relatively modest compared to those set in recent years as the universities looked to offset declines in state funding. Idaho State University proposed its lowest tuition increase in a decade, at 4.7 percent, for full-time undergraduate students. The University of Idaho also recommended a smaller tuition hike, at 6.1 percent. Boise State University requested a 5.7 percent increase and remains the least expensive, with its cost of attendance around $5,880 next year. The cost of attendance will exceed $6,000 at Idaho State and the University of Idaho in 2013. School officials say they're still charging less than their peer institutions in other states.