University of Alaska Board of Regents to decide budget

The board of directors for the University of Alaska is expected to approve a 9 percent tuition hike when it meets Wednesday morning in Anchorage.

The University of Alaska Board of Regents will consider the tuition hike and a range of budget proposals for the 2017 fiscal year, which runs from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017.

The meeting begins at 8 a.m.

Regents are expected to request a $26.7 million increase in the university system budget. The State Office of Management and Budget has suggested the regents should instead expect a $15.8 million decrease from fiscal year 2016.

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