Published: 3:38 pm, Wed. Jun. 14th, 2017Updated: 3:37 pm
Las Cruces Sun-News reports the regents approved the tuition hike at a special meeting on Monday.
An in-state, main-campus student taking 12 credit hours will pay $184 more per semester under the approval, taking the total tuition-and-fee cost to $3,230. A student taking 15 credit hours or more will pay $197 more per-semester.
NMSU administrators asked for the increase, saying the institution has faced steep cuts from the state Legislature in recent years, as well as declines in enrollment.