Proposed MSU Tuition Increase Less than Expected

By: News Ten
By: News Ten


· Resident lower division students would pay $8 more per credit hour, compared to last year. Resident upper division student would pay $16.50 more per credit hour.
· Overall, resident lower division students, taking a full load of courses, would pay about $6,431.25 per semester, while upper division students would pay $7,145.50.
· Tuition for nonresident undergraduate students would increase 3.6 percent. That would be an increase of $39.62 per credit hour. A student taking a full load of classes would pay $17,141.25 per semester.
· Graduate students would see a tuition increase of 4 percent. In-state graduate students would see an increase of $24 per credit hour; nonresidents an increase of $47 per credit hour.

SOURCE: MSU Dept. of Communications and Brand Strategy.

EAST LANSING - Michigan State University administrators are proposing a more modest student tuition increase than they expected. MSU Board of Trustees will be asked to approve an average of 2.8% increase for in-state, undergraduates. Freshmen and sophomores would see a 1.9% increase in tuition, while juniors and seniors would see a 3.6% increase. MSU had planned on a 4% tuition increase. A statement from the university says more money from state government is to credit. The state government appropriated a 1.82% increase for MSU in the 2013-14 budget. MSU had expected no increase. Cost savings measures taken by the university, as well as health care benefit and wage concessions by university employees contributed to the ability of the university to reduce the tuition increase this coming academic year.
The Board of Trustees is expected to vote on the tuition increase this Friday.

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