University of Maine to Raise Tuition 

Tuition rates could be on the rise by more than five percent for undergraduate students in the University of Maine system.On Monday the trustees will review a proposal to raise the rates for the coming academic year.This year tuition went up by 10.8%, and the university pledged to keep increases to an average of six percent.In light of the bad economy the campuses are making cuts in their budgets to hold down tuition, but university system spokesman John Diamond told the Kennebec Journal Thursday that “tuition increases are the revenue sources of last resort.”At UMaine, students’ rates would increase by 5.9% raising overall tuition to $7,591.At USM, the percentage is six percent, but the dollar figure is lower going up to a total of $6,930.