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Board of Regents approves tuition hike

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LAS VEGAS -- The Board of Regents for the Nevada System of Higher Education approved a tuition hike on Friday.

The 7 to 6 vote in favor will increase tuition at Nevada System campuses, including a 17 percent increase at UNLV over four years.

"An increase in tuition is understandable, but you're asking a 17 percent increase over the next four years. That's completely shell shocking to the majority of households," said Matt Kahn, a UNLV senior.

Dozens of students from UNLV and CSN sounded off against the tuition hike at the Board of Regents meeting.  Some students questioned the big spending on college coaches and an across-the-board pay raise for administrators.

"We have to make sure that the administrators of our university are accountable," said Izack Tennrino, Consolidate Students of the University of Nevada.

Supporters of the tuition increase say it is needed because state support is down more than $200 million since the recession. They say the schools need the money to pay the bills, keep faculty on and improve the quality of education.


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