Rick Bowmer, Associated Press
FILE - Brigham Young University announced on Monday a 2.9 percent increase for both undergraduate and graduate tuition for the 2018-19 academic year. This will bring the undergraduate rate per semester from $2,730 to $2,810, an increase of $80.

PROVO — Brigham Young University on Monday announced a 2.9 percent increase for both undergraduate and graduate tuition for the 2018-19 academic year. This will bring the undergraduate rate per semester from $2,730 to $2,810, an increase of $80.

According to a statement from the BYU, the increase is intended to cover cost increases in areas such as supplies, library and laboratory materials, and travel.

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Next year's tuition for graduate students will be raised from $3,440 to $3,540 per semester, an increase of $100. Law school and graduate school of management students will pay $6,530, an increase of $190 from last year's rate of $6,340.

Undergraduate tuition for spring and summer terms will also increase from $1,365 to $1,405, or $40 more. The 2018 spring and summer rates for graduate students will be $1,770, an increase of $50.

Students who are not members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints pay twice the listed tuition rates, and those rates in 2018-19 will also reflect the 2.9 percent increase for undergraduate and graduate programs.