Tuition Hike? 

University of Maine System trustees meet

next week and are expected to consider a tuition increase.

A system budget proposal totals 499 million dollars — up

five-point-two percent from this year.

The average annual cost to undergraduate students currently is

$6,450, with many receiving financial aid to afford that amount.

Heading into Monday’s gathering of trustees, students could be

facing a 12 percent hike.