University of Alaska president proposes 2 percent tuition hike

FAIRBANKS -- The president of the University of Alaska is proposing a 2 percent tuition increase for the 2013-14 school year.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner says that means that undergraduate tuition would cost nearly $5,600 a year.

President Pat Gamble's proposal will go before the UA Board of Regents in September.

Tuition currently makes up about 12 percent of the total UA budget. Gamble says if the 2 percent increase -- the smallest increase in a decade -- is approved, adjustments will need to be made elsewhere to offset a lower-than-normal tuition hike.

Last year, the regents approved a 7 percent increase.

Associated Press