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UND students to see 2 percent tuition hike

Interim President Ed Schafer has finalized budget cuts at the University of North Dakota.

With that, Schafer approved a 2 percent tuition increase and 2.5 percent tuition increase at the School of Law and School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Changes to the university's budget fiscal year 2017 budget total $21.5 million, according to a news release and campuswide message sent Wednesday afternoon.

In the message, Schafer said the budget process is "part of a continuum," because it will take more than a month until some faculty and staff buyouts are finalized.

"Our path forward is to continually review our budgets to see how we can capture dollars internally for repurposing for priorities," Schafer said.

University employees across the board will receive merit-based annual salary increases averaging 3 percent.