Updated: Sunday, 19 Apr 2009, 2:33 PM MDT
Published : Sunday, 19 Apr 2009, 2:33 PM MDT
SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) - Tuition and fees are going up next fall at Western New Mexico
University by 4.61 percent for resident undergraduates.
The school's regents approved the increase to compensate for decreases in state funding.
The Silver City school says it's the smallest increase in several years.
Full-time resident undergraduate students will see an increase of $79 next fall - $36 more in tuition and $43 in fees to cover such things as technology and student health.
The increase will bring the per-semester cost for a full-time undergraduate to $1,308.
Tuition for nonresident undergraduate students remains unchanged at $5,916 per semester.
Western says more than 80 percent of the students receive financial aid.