9% Tuition Hike

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Tuition will climb 9 percent at Oakland University this fall, the highest percentage increase among Michigan's 15 public universities.
The rate increase approved by the university's governing board Wednesday would raise annual tuition for a state resident freshman to about $8,783 a year. That's up nearly $728 from last year but likely still leaves Oakland tuition below the statewide average.
The average tuition increase headed into next fall at Michigan's other public universities will be less than 6 percent.
Oakland officials have said they needed to raise tuition because of decreased state aid during a time of expansion at the university.


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  • by Anonymous on Aug 1, 2009 at 05:12 AM
    Private schools are looking better and better and they do not receive the funding from the state like state schools.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 31, 2009 at 12:31 AM
    Until people say NO to higher prices,prices Will keep going up.Our choices are PAY or don't have.ONE choice and it has gotten out of hand.
  • by mike Location: jackson mi on Jul 30, 2009 at 07:17 AM
    Keep raising prices.Expect the government to keep pitching in.Milk the system.Causing more programs to be cut that are needed.Some get college education and don't even get jobs in that field.Things change to fast.So mant young people have no idea of even how to handel money.They blow it in ways not needed.Some even drink and smoke.Partyhardy while in college.It's hard to say what thegov should give for education and as long as places raise prices for whatever excuse it will be a problem.Maybe it all goes back to only the rich can have.Which has gotten way out of hand.
  • by Consumers Choice on Jul 29, 2009 at 04:09 PM
    Stop the high cost of education. The youth can do just that, by being a smart consumer. During K-12 years the youth have a limited concept of what consumer power can accomplish. They only know what is hip, chic and in vogue. Now they are ready to go to college and they believe they already know everything. For those youth whose parents are wealthy they will not grasp the concept of true consumerism until later in life. For those youth whose parents struggle and can't afford tution they either take out costly loans or heaven for bid they find work to finance their education. They certainly will understand the concept much quicker. Now, if you want to bring the cost down, stay at home for a year or two, during this time make sure what you really want out of an education, don't change majors three or four times and prolong your studies. The youth can use consumerism to turn the education system on its ear. College is a big business out of touch and financially out of control. Vote
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