University of Alaska regents consider tuition hike for 2011

Posted: Thursday, September 24, 2009

FAIRBANKS - The University of Alaska Board of Regents will consider a tuition hike for the 2011-12 school year at this week's meeting in Juneau.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported UA President Mark Hamilton is recommending a 5 percent increase for lower-level courses and 10 percent for upper-division classes.

Tuition rates climbed 5 percent this year, and are set for two-tier increases next year of 4 and 7 percent.

UA spokeswoman Kate Ripley said the tuition hikes are in line with climbing expenses.

Tuition represents less than 14 percent of overall revenues in the draft UA budget for 2011.

Regents will take public comment on the tuition proposal hearings Thursday and Friday at the University of Alaska Southeast.

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