- Associated Press - Thursday, February 12, 2015

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - University of Alaska regents will take another look at a tuition increase.

The Alaska Dispatch News (https://bit.ly/1zbuQ82) reports regents in September rejected a 4 percent tuition hike for the 2015-16 school year.

However, an increase has the backing of outgoing UA President Pat Gamble and will be reconsidered by regents next week in Anchorage.

This time it’s a possible 5 percent tuition increase.

Gamble says charging students more will help close an anticipated multimillion-dollar budget shortfall.

In-state undergraduates would pay $8 more per credit, or $120 more per semester for a 15-credit load.

A non-resident undergrad would pay $22 per credit more, or $330 more per semester for a 15-credit load.

The tuition increase is projected to bring in $5 million.

Regent will meet Feb. 19 at UA Anchorage.

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Information from: Alaska Dispatch News, https://www.adn.com

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