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University of New Mexico’s budget proposal recommends raising tuition next year to cover costs for campus safety measures and employee raises.

The Albuquerque Journal reported Tuesday that the budget proposal includes a 2.5 percent tuition increase and a 2.39 percent increase in student fees.

Officials say it would give many employees their first raise in four years. Under the proposal, students could pay between $88 and $214 more each semester depending on which classes they take. The proposal was developed by the university’s budget leadership team which is made up representatives from the student body, faculty, staff and administration.

University administrators will present the plan to the Board of Regents on Thursday. Regent President Rob Doughty said last month that he is against a tuition increase.

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