Over Student Objections, Regents Raise Undergraduate Tuition 8 Percent

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Monday, December 5, 2011

Attention Nevada college students: Your tuition is going up again next year.

The Nevada System of Higher Education’s Board of Regents on Friday approved an 8 percent tuition increase for undergraduate students statewide.

Regents and institutional leaders said the permanent tuition hike would help restore some of the multimillion-dollar budget cuts to higher education in recent years.

“States are disinvesting in higher education across the country,” UNLV President Neal Smatresk said. “That’s the direct cause of this...We’re stuck between a rock and a hard place.”

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