By Jackson Taylor, News Editor
According to the University of Nebraska budget director, tuition rates for NU students could rise next year.
Chris Kabourek, budget and planning director, has told the NU Board of Regents that the freeze that has kept NU tuition rates the same for the past two years is un–likely to happen next year.
The freeze that kept rates down was constructed by former Gov. Dave Heineman, the Legislature and the university. The state agreed to give an increase in funding to cover the revenue NU would have made with the freeze. However, this year, there was no request from NU to cover the tuition freeze.
NU asked for $28 million to start the Global Center for Advanced Inter-Professional Learning, $28 million in funding for health care programs and the Peter Kiewit Institute and $25 million for con-struction at Innovation Campus.
A survey of Big Ten universities found that other schools are also considering an increase in tuition. Michigan State University and the University of Minnesota are con-templating up to a six percent in-crease.
According to NU, the total 2012-13 costs of attendance (tuition plus other expenses such as room and board and course fees) for full-time University of Nebraska undergraduates are listed to the right.
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