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University pays fire science bonds, freeing student fees for student needs

The University of Nevada, Reno, won approval Tuesday to use more than $8.3 million in unanticipated nonresident tuition revenue to pay off the bonds that financed the fire Science Academy in Elko County.Those bonds were a sore point with students on the campus because they were hit with an extra $6.50 per credit hour taken to pay the bonds. Students argued unsuccessfully for years that they get no benefit from the academy that ended up an expensive failure.University President Marc Johnson told Sen. Ben Kieckhefer, R-Reno, this and money raised from other university land sales will eliminate the $24 million …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Dec 12, 2012 03:46AM Published Dec 12, 2012 03:44AM Copyright 2012 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.