The University of Nebraska is proposing a tuition
increase, cuts to its operating budget and the elimination of more than 100 jobs to compensate for a state revenue shortfall.
University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds outlined the plan Tuesday that he will submit to the Board of Regents.
The proposal includes a $10 to $12 increase per credit hour for a typical in-state undergraduate student, followed by another increase of $6 to 7.50 per hour the following year.
Bounds says the university will try to cut jobs through attrition and plans to cut up to $30 million from its operations budget.
He says administrators tried to avoid cuts that would harm academic programs.