By Jennifer Hiller
Advertiser Staff Writer
Plan would raise costs over 5 years
The University of Hawaii will hold a series of public meetings about the proposed tuition increase for the 10-campus system.
Meetings will be held on all islands starting tomorrow afternoon so students can comment on the proposal and administrators can make any needed changes before it goes to the UH Board of Regents in March.
On Hawaii, 3 p.m. Feb. 2 at UH-Hilo Wentworth 1.
On Oahu, 3 p.m. Feb. 6 at Leeward Community College GT 105 and at 3 p.m. Feb. 8 at the UH Manoa Campus Center Ballroom.
On Maui, 3 p.m. Feb. 7 at Maui Community College Student Lounge.
On Kauai, 3 p.m. Feb. 9 at Kauai Community College Campus Center Student Lounge.
UH-Manoa proposals for law, medicine, graduate nursing, business masters, undergraduate nursing and dental hygiene will be held at 3 p.m. Feb. 5 at the UH-Manoa Campus Center Ballroom.
UH students also can participate in the Hawaii Interactive Television System briefing on the tuition increase from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 29.
Students can attend the video briefing at: UH-Manoa Kuy-kendall 201, Leeward Community College Library Room 116, Honolulu Community College Building 4 Room 3, Kapiolani Community College Naio Building Room 206, UH-Hilo Media Center Room 359, University Center-West Hawaiis Kealakekua Building 4 Room 3, Maui Community College Media Center HITS Room, Kauai Community College Learning Resource Center Room 122, Molokai Education Center Room 103 and Lanai Education Center Room 1.
The tuition increase would cost students about 3 percent more each year for the next five years.
UH officials say the increase would raise $2 million to $3 million a year to help pay for classroom computers, new software in labs and libraries, and maintenance on the information technology system across UH campuses.
If it passes the Board of Regents, it would be the first tuition increase since 1999.
The university tuition proposal is available at campus libraries, the offices of the provosts and deans at all campuses, at the Manoa campus Bachman Hall Room 110 and on the Internet at www.hawaii.edu/ovppp/
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