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Don't backslide on improving UH


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 14, 2014

~~<p>Talk is intensifying about rolling back tuition increases at the University of Hawaii for local residents &mdash; and that's good for students' wallets. But let's hope this isn't an indication that UH leaders have hit an intransigent financial iceberg and are adrift on a clear policy for improving woefully dilapidated facilities over the system's 10 campuses.</p>
<p>In October 2011, the UH Board of Regents approved a five-year plan for a 7 percent annual increase; this summer marks the end of a second year of increases. Come fall, a full-time undergraduate resident at UH-Manoa will pay $9,840 yearly, with another 7.5 percent increase in each of the two following years; in 2016, annual tuition would be $11,376.</p>
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Talk is intensifying about rolling back tuition increases at the University of Hawaii for local residents — and that's good for students' wallets. But let's hope this isn't an indication that UH leaders have hit an intransigent financial iceberg and are adrift on a clear policy for improving woefully dilapidated facilities over the system's 10 campuses.

In October 2011, the UH Board of Regents approved a five-year plan for a 7 percent annual increase; this summer marks the end of a second year of increases. Come fall, a full-time undergraduate resident at UH-Manoa will pay $9,840 yearly, with another 7.5 percent increase in each of the two following years; in 2016, annual tuition would be $11,376. Login for more...



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