Education
4:34 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Room and board rates going up at NU campuses

Students at NU campuses in Omaha, Lincoln, Kearney, and at the College of Technical Agriculture will pay more for room and board next year.

The Board of Regents approved the room and board rate increases at Friday’s meeting. It’ll mean 2.8 to 5 percent increases in room and board in 2013-14.

Regent Lavon Heidemann was one of the votes in favor of the increase, saying a proposed two-year tuition freeze for Nebraska's colleges and universities is just that---and doesn't include room or board. Regent Hal Daub was one of two no votes. Daub said he was concerned the rate increase sent the wrong message.

Governor Heineman wants the Legislature to approve a two-year tuition freeze for Nebraska colleges and universities. He’s also proposed a state aid increase for higher education.