New $252M UNM budget includes tuition increase

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By Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE  (AP) — The new budget for the University of New Mexico includes a nearly 4 percent tuition increase and higher student fees.

UNM regents unanimously approved the $252 million instruction and general budget on Friday. It includes a 3.75 percent increase in tuition and a 5.6 percent increase in fees.

The final vote also includes a big increase in fees for athletics that all students pay. The preliminary budget that included the increase to $132 from $82 was the subject of student protests.

The Albuquerque Journal reports that even the student regent on the board approved that increase.
UNM’s administration and the regents argued that students weren’t paying enough for the athletics program.