UNH Halts Plan to Pass Costs to Student Parents

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Married students and staff who live in University of New Hampshire apartments won't be responsible after all for the full cost of sending their children to local public schools, UNH says. The New Hampshire, the university's student newspaper, reported last week that due to budget issues, UNH planned to begin charging parents who live in the Forest Park apartments an additional $17,600 per year if their children are enrolled in the Oyster River School District in Durham. In the past, the university has paid the full cost per child to the town of Durham in lieu of taxes because the property is tax exempt. There are seven children from Forest Park attending Oyster River schools, and the change could have more than doubled what their families pay in...

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