Tuition hike approved at NU

Tuition at all four University of Nebraska campuses will rise 6 percent next year.

The University of Nebraska Board of Regents on Friday voted to approve the tuition hike and budget for next year. The proposed 6 percent tuition increase would follow a tuition hike for this school year of 4 percent, the smallest in a decade.

The average annual tuition increase at NU's flagship campus in Lincoln over the past two decades has been nearly 7 percent. At the same time the university is increasing tuition, it is setting aside a record amount of financial aid to help students afford the university.

The Nebraska Legislature didn't give the university system an overall funding increase this year and NU won't get one next year.