- Associated Press - Saturday, April 11, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - It appears the University of Nebraska’s tuition freeze will melt next year.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports (https://bit.ly/1z60ELy ) that a tuition increase was broached Friday at a University of Nebraska Board of Regents meeting.

Chris Kabourek, NU’s director of budget and planning, told the board that a 3 percent increase in state aid proposed by the Legislature would allow the university to cover most of its ongoing expenses, but a modest tuition increase would be necessary to fully fund its operations.

The tuition freeze was part of a 2012 deal with the Nebraska Legislature. It provides a 4 percent increase in state appropriations in exchange for keeping tuition rates flat for Nebraska students.

But after taking office in January, Gov. Pete Ricketts proposed a lesser 3 percent increase.


Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, https://www.journalstar.com

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