MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Students at Minnesota's seven state universities may see a tuition hike this fall.

The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system on Monday released a proposal to increase tuition at state universities by 3.4 percent. The proposal would boost average tuition by $233, to $7,016 a year.

It would be the first tuition hike since 2012 at the system's four-year universities.

But students heading to Minnesota's two-year public colleges will be spared any tuition hike this fall. This spring, Minnesota lawmakers mandated a tuition freeze at the 24 community and technical colleges, which means that full-time students will pay an average of $4,816 a year for the fourth year in a row.

The Star Tribune reports the MnSCU board of trustees is expected to take up the proposal this week.