UI requests tuition hike for full-time students

The University of Idaho Wednesday requested more in tuition increases for its full-time students than any other public, higher education institution in the state.

The Moscow university is asking the Idaho State Board of Education for a 6 percent increase in tuition and fees for its full-time undergraduate students, an 8 percent increase for its graduate students, and a 9 percent increase for its nonresident students for Fiscal Year 2019. The requests are larger in percentage and dollar amount than requests from Boise State University, Idaho State University and Lewis-Clark State College, which are requesting between 3.5 and 5 percent tuition and fee increases for their full-time students.

The UofI also seeks hikes for its part-time students. Undergraduate students could face a 6 percent increase, graduate students 9 percent, and nonresident students 8.8 percent. UofI officals say the requested tuition increases – which would generate approximately $2.46 million if all were approved – would fund maintenance of current operations and employee raises.

Meanwhile, UofI is also seeking a waiver of the deficit policy, which would allow the university to keep three athletics programs currently on the chopping block – women’s soccer, men’s golf, and women’s swimming and diving. (Moscow-Pullman Daily news)