Eastern NM University raises tuition levels

PORTALES, N.M. (AP) - Regents at Eastern New Mexico University have once again voted to increase tuition levels for the next school year at all three university campuses.

Campus presidents cited a Legislature-imposed tuition credit requiring universities and community colleges in the state to raise tuition in order to balance their budgets as the reason for the latest tuition increase.

For the Portales campus, regents passed tuition and fee increases of 6.33%, or $123.50 per credit hour. In-state undergraduates will pay 2.4% or $113 per credit hour.

A year ago, regents increased tuition and fees at the Portales campus by 9.8%, or $174 per semester, for undergraduates who are New Mexico residents.

Information from: Portales News-Tribune, http://www.pntonline.com