University tuition rates to be set in Maine


BANGOR, Maine (AP) — University of Maine System trustees are setting tuition rates at the state’s seven universities for the coming school year.

The board is holding a two-day meeting on Sunday and Monday at the system’s headquarters in Bangor.

The board on Monday will vote on the system’s 2011-2012 budget and on a proposed tuition increase of 4.3 percent — which is a weighted average of tuition rates at all seven university campuses.

Chancellor Richard Pattenaude said the tuition proposal is the lowest in-state increase since 2002, when tuition went up 4.2 percent.