- Associated Press - Saturday, April 6, 2019

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico Highlands University has increased tuition by 3% for the upcoming school year.

The Las Vegas Optic reports the Highlands University’s Board of Regents voted 3-2 Thursday to approve the tuition hike to pay for new programs and faculty and staff raises.

The tuition increases will affect in-state and out-of-state undergraduate and graduate students. There also will be additional 3 percent increase for the new masters of fine arts graduate program.

Vice President of Finance and Administration Max Baca says the university’s unreliable dependence on state funding is putting the school in a bind. He says the university needs to have reserves and invest in new programs.

New Mexico State University also is increasing tuition by 6% for the upcoming school year.

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Information from: Las Vegas Optic, http://www.lasvegasoptic.com

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