UH officials told to plan for flat tuition

UH officials told to plan for flat tuition

HONOLULU (AP) - University of Hawaii administrators have been told to plan operating budgets for the next two fiscal years as if there will be no increase in student tuition.

UH regents had previously approved 7 percent annual increases as part of a five-year tuition schedule that will raise tuition by more than 30 percent.

This summer was the end of the second year of the schedule.

The state's upcoming biennium budget process will over the 2015-16 and 2016-17 school years.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports regents want to review tuition increases.

University officials say budgeting as if tuition will be flat will help determine whether core operations can be covered without the increases.

The university approved the increases in 2011 as it dealt with state funding cuts.

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