Tuition Hike At 3 Nebraska Colleges

The board that governs the Nebraska State College system has agreed to increase tuition by more than 5 percent at three Nebraska schools.

Undergraduate students attending Wayne, Peru and Chadron state colleges will now pay $122.50 per credit hour.

That increase translates to $90 more per semester for an undergraduate student taking a full load of 15 hours.

Also, all non-faculty employees making more than $75,000 annually also won't receive a raise this year as the colleges look to save money.

Peru, meanwhile, has done away with out-of-state tuition in an effort to boost enrollment during tough economic times.

That's a first for a state college or university. The board expects to get annual reports on the change and re-evaluate it after three years.