University of Maryland officials yesterday made a preliminary decision to increase tuition for out-of-state students this spring and for all students in the 1991-92 academic year.
The Board of Regents' finance committee, responding to recession-related budget cuts ordered by Gov. William Donald Schaefer last fall, approved a fiscal 1991 tuition surcharge for nonresident students on three campuses. At College Park, the $219 surcharge would mean tuition fees of $3,600 for the spring semester. At Salisbury State, the fee would increase $113, and at Baltimore County it would increase $188. The proposal would generate about $1.4 million in additional revenue this fiscal year, university officials said.
The committee also approved a 2.75 percent increase for students in fiscal 1992 at all institutions to support capital projects. The increase, which would mean a $50 surcharge for the academic year for full-time resident undergraduates at College Park, would generate $4 million. The full Board of Regents is scheduled to vote on the proposals Thursday.
Schaefer, who ordered the university's budget cut by $53 million, an 8 percent reduction, has opposed increasing student fees and threatened to retaliate by cutting the university system's fiscal 1992 budget.