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As colleges across the nation continue to rise in tuition, UCF announced Monday that tuition and fees will not increase for the 2015-16 academic year.

"We are confident we can hold the line on tuition and fees next year and still offer a first-class education for our students," said UCF spokesman Chad Binette.

The costs of tuition and fees at UCF are among the lowest in the country, Binette said.

This year, UCF was rated 42 out of 100 on the "Best College Values" list in Kiplinger, a financial-advice magazine.

The university plans to maintain its reputation by preventing students from accumulating a hefty college debt.

"Half of UCF's undergraduates graduate are with no debt, compared with about one-third of undergraduates nationwide," Binette said.

With board approval, the cost of campus-parking decals will remain the same, while students and faculty who purchase hangtags for their vehicles will pay less than they did last year.

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Shanae Hardy is a Digital Producer for the Central Florida Future. Email her at ShanaeH@CentralFloridaFuture.com.

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