In a recent article in the Albuquerque Journal and report on Channel 7, KOAT-TV, reporters claimed that if no additional changes were made to the UNM budget, tuition at UNM could go up 16 percent in the next year.

According to the Journal story:

"If no additional cuts are found, the budget would mean a 16 percent tuition increase for students next year, according to the data."

For the record, no one at the recent regents Finance and Facilities meeting discussed raising tuition. What the regents are concerned about is that they see more cuts to the administration and other non-academic departments at UNM before they look at a tuition increase.  The administration has asked the legislature not to increase the tuition credit beyond the 3.1 percent that is currently being discussed.