Nebraska Regents Will Consider Dorm Rate Increase

Nebraska Regents Will Consider Dorm Rate Increase

By Matt Peters. CREATED Jan 22, 2013

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - The Nebraska Board of Regents will meet Friday, to consider a rate hike for dorm rooms and cafeteria food at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

If approved, UNL Students would pay about $400 more per year.  The 4.5 percent rate bump would go into effect for the 2013-2014 school year. The proposal also states that rates would not increase by more than 4.5 percent for the 2014-2015 school year.

Additionally, Omaha Sen. Jeremy Nordquist says students could pay an extra $600 in taxes if legislators approve Gov. Dave Heineman's tax proposal. The proposal eliminates a sales tax exemption for college dorms, while eliminating Nebraska's income tax.

Regents will also consider rate hikes at three other NU campuses.