NEW BRUNSWICK — Rutgers University is raising tuition and fees for undergraduates at three of its campuses.

NJ.com reports that the university will raise the cost of attending its New Brunswick, Newark and Camden locations by 2.9%, or about $433. The price for students living on campus will also rise the same percentage for housing and dining services for the 2019-20 school year.

Officials said the hikes will bring the price tag for a typical first-year student to $28,482, a little over $800 more than last school year.

Officials call the increase consistent with similar universities, including those in the Big Ten Conference, and add that "a great number" of students do not pay full price.

The new rates were approved as part of a $4.6 billion budget.

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