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Most Hawaii private schools plan tuition hikes

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HONOLULU (AP) - Most of Hawaii's larger private schools are planning tuition hikes for the upcoming academic year.

They're planning tuition increases of between 3 percent and 7 percent, as more schools are seeing a rebound in enrollment.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Monday tuition at Iolani School, Mid-Pacific Institute and Punahou School will hit the $20,000 mark for the first time.

Officials at schools that are raising tuition cite higher personnel costs.

Hawaii Preparatory Academy in Waimea remains the state's most expensive private school. The school passed the $20,000 mark several years ago. High school tuition for day students next school year will be $23,100, a 3.6 percent increase.

Island Pacific Academy in Kapolei will reduce tuition by 5 percent. Saint Louis School in Honolulu will keep its tuition flat.

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