Sat. Aug 24th, 2019

Regents approve tuition increases, scholarship award levels for 2013-14

 At its monthly meeting held on the Miller Campus of Salt Lake Community College, the State Board of Regents approved tuition increases of five percent at six public colleges and universities plus an additional one percent requested by Utah Valley University and Salt Lake Community College, for a total of six percent at those institutions.  For most students, this will be the lowest tuition increase in a decade.

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 At its monthly meeting held on the Miller Campus of Salt Lake Community College, the State Board of Regents approved tuition increases of five percent at six public colleges and universities plus an additional one percent requested by Utah Valley University and Salt Lake Community College, for a total of six percent at those institutions.  For most students, this will be the lowest tuition increase in a decade.
“Regents are asked to consider a number of factors when setting tuition, including state funding, institutional need, and inflation. Higher education saw a budget increase this year and we are pleased that the legislature made support for higher education a priority. However, legislative funding did not cover all mandatory cost increases, and so some tuition increases are needed in order to fully fund personnel, student support, and in some cases, cover revenue shortfalls from temporary declines in enrollment,” said Commissioner of Higher Education Dave Buhler.
Board of Regents Chair, Bonnie Jean Beesley added, “we appreciate the legislature’s investment in higher education, which allows us to keep tuition increases to a minimum. We will need continued investment by the legislature to allow us to progress toward meeting the state’s 66 percent goal.”
 The table below shows the tuition increases, which take effect the for the 2013 summer term, for resident undergraduate students at Utah’s eight public colleges and universities. Tuition is based on a full year of enrollment.
 Based on full-time Utah resident undergraduate students.
The Regents also approved award amounts for both the New Century and Regents’ Scholarships for the 2013-14 academic year. Recipients of the New Century Scholarship, which is awarded to qualified students who earn an Associate’s degree in high school, will receive $1,100 a semester for up to four semesters. The Regents’ Scholarship is awarded to qualified students who complete a core course of study, meet a minimum GPA, and ACT requirements. Recipients of the Base Award for 2013-14 will receive a one-time award of $1,000. Those qualifying for the Exemplary Award will receive $1,100 per semester for up to four semesters.
  About The Utah System of Higher Education: USHE includes all of Utah’s eight public colleges and universities: The University of Utah, Utah State University, Weber State University, Southern Utah University, Snow College, Dixie State College, Utah Valley University and Salt Lake Community College. For more information on the Utah System of Higher Education, visit our website . Follow USHE on Facebook and Twitter.

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