It's a necessary evil. As times get tough, colleges and universities are force to increase their tuition.
"Paying more for things is never good," Lansing Community College student, Josh Headley, said. " I assume if the college needs the money then it's a way to do it. Personally I don't want to pay more to go to school."
But Josh hopes the increase will better his education.
"I feel if the school can increase their educational ability and make better classes and better facilities, then I guess it'd be worth it," Headley said.
But even if the education improves, few students want to pay the extra costs.
The proposed tuition increase will charge students $79 per credit hour, up from the $76 they pay now. That three dollar increase is a four percent change.
A four percent increase that may cause some students to look into getting a part-time job to cover costs.
"I'm currently not working, but yes, if tuition goes up, possibly I will be looking for a job to help cover the percentage costs," Lansing Community College student, Sabrina Apo, said.
But community college is still a cheaper alternative to the universities in the area.
Michigan State University charges $342 per credit hour for undergraduates and the University of Michigan charges $812 for the first credit hour, and $456 dollars for each additional hour.
But as the times remain tough, many colleges will be forced to increase their tuition, something students are starting to understand.
"With tuition going up, it's unfortunate, but it's going to happen," Apo said.
Students just hope it's something that doesn't continue to happen.