No tuition increase for the 2016-2017 academic year at NMSU

LAS CRUCES (AP) – New Mexico State University’s Board of Regents has decided not to increase tuition for the 2016-2017 academic year.

Monday’s vote means the university will need to cut its budget by approximately $10.7 million for the next year.

During a town hall meeting last month, university leaders outlined how NMSU was facing a challenging financial situation stemming from several factors.

That includes a decrease in state appropriations due to the struggling state economy and a decrease in student enrollment.

Taken together, state funding and tuition represent about half the university’s operating budget.

Among the options being considered by university leaders is a reduction in administrative salaries.

Regents did approve a 5 percent increase in on-campus housing rates. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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