That increase approved Friday the Nebraska Board of Regents is on top of a 6% increase last year.
Regents approved a $2.2 billion budget for the 2011-12 school year, which comes with a 5 percent increase in tuition.
It also includes a 5 percent increase in financial aid and an extra 2.5 percent for the salary pool for most faculty and staff. For most students financial aid comes in the form of loans that must be repaid.
The 5 percent tuition hike applies to both resident and nonresident rates.
Special tuition rates will be implemented for students at the
University of Nebraska-Lincoln's colleges of business and
engineering and the University of Nebraska Medical Center's College
of Public Health.
It's the first time the university has instituted such fees for undergraduate students.