Helena, MONT -

The governor is lauding the Montana Board of Regents for implementing a college tuition freeze.
    
The regents voted Friday in Great Falls on a plan to freeze college tuition over the next two years at college campuses for Montana residents.
    
Gov. Steve Bullock says it was important for him early in the budget process to negotiate the tuition freeze with the university system.
    
There is one exception. The plan does allow for a small tuition increase of about 2 percent each year at Miles City Community College that was requested locally.
    
Nonresident tuition will increase up to 3 percent each year at the colleges and universities.
    
The regents also approved fee increases of up to 3 percent at the universities and as much as 9 percent at the two-year colleges.