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UH aims to raise cap on nonresidents

By Mary Vorsino


As part of an effort to boost tuition revenues, the University of Hawaii is looking to increase the number of undergraduates at its four-year campuses who are nonresidents.

The UH wants to allow up to 35 percent of undergraduates at UH-Manoa and UH-Hilo to be nonresidents. The current cap is 30 percent.

The change is subject to approval by the Board of Regents, which will get an update on the proposal at its monthly meeting today.


» What: Board of Regents will get an update on a plan to change the cap on percentage of nonresidents enrolled at University of Hawaii

» When: Today, starting at 9 a.m.

» Where: Kapiolani Community College, Ohelo Building

» For more information, call the board at 956-8213.

If approved later this year, the change will probably go into effect in fall 2011.

Linda Johnsrud, UH vice president of academic planning and policy, said raising the cap will bring in more funding at a time when the university is facing mounting fiscal woes.

She added the university has been careful in studying where to move the cap so that resident undergraduates aren't negatively affected.

Nonresident undergraduates attending UH-Manoa full time pay $10,512 a semester, compared with $3,792 for residents.

Of the 13,667 undergraduates at UH-Manoa, 27 percent are nonresidents.

At UH-Hilo, 29 percent of the school's 3,442 undergraduates are nonresidents.

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