- Associated Press - Monday, April 6, 2015

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico State University’s Board of Regents has voted to approve a 2.4 percent blended increase in tuition and fees for the 2015-16 academic year.

Regents also asked university officials on Monday to create a proposal for a four-year guaranteed tuition rate program.

They also want the school to review whether student employees can be utilized to cover certain duties assigned to positions considered for possible elimination and move the university’s benchmarking to four-year graduation standards instead of six years.

The approved tuition increase is within an agreement with the Associated Students of New Mexico State University, which limits tuition and fee increases to 6 percent or less per year from 2015-2019.

The hike translates to an additional $72 per semester for an in-state undergraduate student carrying 12 credit hours.

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