UA Regents To Consider Tuition Hike Wednesday

The University of Alaska Board of Regents could boost tuition rates and approve the next budget Wednesday when they meet at the Anchorage campus.

The university says in a statement that tuition rates are proposed to increase $6 per credit hour for resident undergraduates and $12 for resident graduate students next year.

The next operating budget would be $388 million in state general funds. This would be on top of $547 million the university gets from federal research grants, tuition and fees, donations and other sources.

Regents will also consider a capital budget that includes $319 million in state general funds. Deferred maintenance remains the top priority, along with two engineering buildings under construction in Anchorage and Fairbanks and an upgrade to the UAF combined heat and power plant.

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