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Published May 07, 2013, 06:12 PM

UND prepares for upcoming changes following legislative session

The University of North Dakota council met today to talk about changes coming to the campus as a result of the state's legislative assembly. UND President Robert Kelley wanted to brief the council on those changes and talk about the impacts.

By: Victor Correa, WDAZ

The University of North Dakota council met today to talk about changes coming to the campus as a result of the state's legislative assembly. UND President Robert Kelley wanted to brief the council on those changes and talk about the impacts.

The university is preparing for the coming changes. Some of those include new renovations and an increase in tuition. All 11 higher education campuses in the state have received one-time funding from the most recent session. UND specifically will receive more than 170 million dollars for capital projects. Those projects include building a new college of medicine and renovating the college of law. The campuses across the state can also expect a change in how funding is distributed. In the past it was done by number of enrollment, now it is by the number of credit hours completed by students. With this funding model comes a five percent increase per year for the next two years in inflation. To help balance the cost of inflation students can expect a near 5% increase in student tuition.

UND President Robert Kelley: "This session was extremely productive for the university of north dakota and we are very appreciative."

Among other changes, some departments will be realigned. That will go into effect in the fall semester of this year. The exact amount of increase will be decided by the board of higher education this thursday.

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