The proposed tuition fee increase at the University of Guam may already be a certainty even though students are against it.
Chris Felix, the chairman of the UOG board of regents, told the Patti Arroyo show on NewsTalk K57, that the university is just determining how much the tuition fee increase will be.
“There is going to be an increase, but the amount has not yet been determined, whether it’s going to be 10 percent or whether it will be stretched out,” Felix said.
He added that Dr. Thomas Krise, UOG president, has been talking with the university’s accountants regarding this.
Felix said the increase is necessary because UOG has not been getting its allotments from the Legislature.
He said UOG got $4 million less than what it requested and given $3 million less than what was appropriated.
“We need to have something by the next semester,” Felix said.
He added that he is unaware of a report that salary increases for UOG officials and administrators are in the works.
“I am unaware of any across-the-board salary increases. I do know there is a realignment and reorganization being planned that adjusts some salaries,” Felix said.