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Proposed MSU Tuition Increase Less than Expected

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Proposed MSU Tuition Increase Less than Expected

CREATED Jun. 19, 2013

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.