NMSU officials propose increased tuition, budget cuts

LAS CRUCES (AP) – New Mexico State University officials are proposing tuition increases and budget cuts to cope with a smaller budget in the upcoming fiscal year.

The Las Cruces Sun-News reports that NMSU administrators are expected to ask the Board of Regents to approve one of three tuition-increase scenarios for the 2016-17 school year. Tuition increases in the proposals range from zero to 5 percent and budget cuts would be $10.6 million to $7.4 million.

The state Legislature cut higher education spending by $5.1 million, reducing the NMSU system’s budget for fiscal year 2017 by $1.2 million.

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