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Tuition Hike on the Agenda for Nevada Regents
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LAS VEGAS
(AP)
-- The Nevada Board of Regents is considering whether to once again raise
tuition for undergraduate students.

The board is scheduled to vote to raise tuition by 5, 8, or
13 percent Friday during its meeting in Las
Vegas.

Students already had to pay 13 percent more to enroll this
year. Enrollment subsequently dropped at most of the state's post-secondary
schools.

The Board of Regents could also vote to end some programs,
including the Fire Science Academy
at the University of Nevada, Reno.
The non-degree training program is $36 million in debt.

The University of Nevada, Las
Vegas might also have to terminate some programs.

Nevada's
13.4 percent unemployment rate is the highest in the nation and an
undereducated work force has been cited as one of the state's top economic
hurdles.

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