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USM regents approve tuition increases

The University System of Maryland Board of Regents approved a systemwide tuition increase of up to 5percent for in-state undergraduates Wednesday and imposed an additional fee on students in three majors at the University of Maryland, College Park. The undergraduate tuition increase will apply to both in-state and out-of-state students. Graduate school tuition will increase up to 13.1 percent for in-state students and 5.4 percent for out-of-state students. The University of Maryland, Baltimore County will increase tuition for resident undergraduates by 7 percent, because that campus deferred a 2 percent tuition hike approved in January, according to the university system.

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Budget crunch for universities, but capital projects move on

William Kirwan

Maryland's fiscal 2016 budget could have been much worse for the state's higher education facilities, officials say, but the University System of Maryland will still feel the squeeze of a $47 million shortfall. As a result, institutions in the system can expect to face hiring freezes, larger class sizes and other service reductions in the coming year, said William E. "Brit" Kirwan, chancellor of the university system. The budget adopted by lawmakers Monday made no cuts to what Republican Gov. Larry Hogan proposed for the university system in January — for which officials were thankful, Kirwan said — but carried over $40.3 million in cuts made by outgoing Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley in early January.

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