ORONO – The cost of attending classes at the University of Maine System’s seven campuses is on the rise.
The university system’s board of trustees approved a tuition and fee hike during a meeting on Monday.
The tuition increase is the second over the past two years and follows a six-year tuition freeze.
According to the Morning Sentinel, trustees say the hike is needed to keep the university competitive and to maintain the facilities.
The 2.9 percent hike will increase the cost of attending classes by about $466 a year.
It is part of a system budget of more than $551 million that was approved during a meeting held at the University of Maine at Fort Kent.