Nevada higher ed eyes more cuts, hiking student fees to fund faculty pay raises

A panel of students, faculty and administrators from across the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) met Wednesday with a single goal: Come up with ways to cover a $63 million hole in the state’s public college and university budgets.

Multiple interviews with administrators and faculty involved with discussions suggest regents will be presented with a raft of options to help stem the budget bleeding — including a potential increase in student fees coupled with yet more institutional cuts.

Student fee hikes are likely to be a friction point, with some regents reluctant to raise fees — which are low in Nevada compared to other states.

Read more from The Nevada Independent.


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