Tuition increase proposed for 2014-2015 UA students

University of Alaska President Pat Gamble, top center, speaks during the Board of Regents meeting at the University of Alaska Southeast Recreation Center on Thursday.

Proposed tuition increases for the 2014-15 academic year at the University of Alaska were announced Thursday at a Board of Regents meeting in Juneau.

A vote may come on Nov. 6.

The increase, originally proposed by University of Alaska President Pat Gamble, would raise in-state tuition by $6 per credit hour for undergraduate level courses and $12 per credit hour for graduate courses. Non-resident tuition for undergraduate courses would see an $18 increase per credit hour and a $24 increase per credit hour for graduate courses.

The increase would cost a resident undergraduate student taking five classes, or 15 credits, an additional $180 per year.

Should the tuition increase be approved, University of Alaska Southeast students in Juneau would be affected by the change.

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