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University of Nebraska to seek tuition increase, budget cuts

University of Nebraska to seek tuition increase, budget cuts
Dr. Hank Bounds, President of the University of Nebraska system. Photo by Craig Chandler / University Communications.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ The University of Nebraska is proposing a tuition increase, cuts to its operating budget and the elimination of more than 100 jobs to compensate for a state revenue shortfall.

University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds outlined the plan Tuesday that he will submit to the Board of Regents.

The proposal includes a $10 to $12 increase per credit hour for a typical in-state undergraduate student, followed by another increase of $6 to 7.50 per hour the following year.

Bounds says the university will try to cut jobs through attrition and plans to cut up to $30 million from its operations budget.

He says administrators tried to avoid cuts that would harm academic programs.

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