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Public meetings scheduled to address UH tuition hikes

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MANOA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A series of public meetings will be held statewide as the University of Hawaii proposes tuition increases to address a deferred maintenance backlog of $503 million.

Under the three-year plan, students would see tuition increases of up to 2 percent annually starting in the fall of 2017 through spring of 2020.

UH Manoa undergraduates would pay $216 more in each of the three years, with in-state tuition eventually reaching $11,520 annually. Full-time graduate students would see a $312 jump each year. Students at the other UH campuses face smaller hikes.

The meetings, which are scheduled from March 28 through May 5, will explain the rationale for the tuition proposal as well as receive input from students, faculty, staff and the general public.

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