NMSU regents vote to raise tuition, fees

Posted at: 04/03/2013 4:28 PM
Updated at: 04/03/2013 4:30 PM
By: The Associated Press

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Students at New Mexico State University will have pay more for tuition and fees starting in the fall.

The Board of Regents approved a 3 percent increase during a meeting Wednesday. The increase translates to $90 per semester for a full-time resident undergraduate student at the main campus in Las Cruces.

Student Regent Jordan Banegas was the lone dissenting vote on the tuition and fees increase.

Interim President Manual Pacheco says the university has faced funding challenges over the last few years that have limited its ability to pay employees more and make improvements with some programs.

NMSU officials say the additional revenue from the increase will help the university pay higher faculty salaries, fund scholarships and support student services including advising and tutoring.

Students at some other NMSU campuses will see smaller increases next fall.

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