Nevada Campuses Outline Proposed Cuts

Nevada regents next week will decide where to cut college and university budgets to meet a nearly $60 million budget reduction ordered by Gov. Jim Gibbons.

Regents are scheduled to meet Monday in Las Vegas to consider recommendations submitted by college and university presidents,
including raising tuition, delaying merit raises and putting a hold on building projects.

The governor has directed almost all government agencies to cut 2008-09 budgets by 4.5 percent to make up for a shortfall in state revenues.

A student surcharge of $2.75 per credit is recommended for Great
Basin College, Western Nevada College and Truckee Meadows Community College. The Community College of Southern Nevada is proposing a student surcharge of $4.50 a credit, and UNR recommends a $5 surcharge, supported by the student government.

Only UNLV and Nevada State College in Henderson did not support
levying a student surcharge.

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