MSU Trustees approve tuition increase
By Scott Pohl, WKAR
GRAND RAPIDS, MI –
Michigan State University Trustees have unanimously approved a 6.9% tuition increase for the coming academic year. An in-state undergraduate with a full class load would pay $788 more next year.
Prior to the vote at the Secchia Center in Grand Rapids, President Lou Anna Simon stressed a number of economic factors. They include a 15% reduction in state funding this year. She says MSU is next to last in the Big Ten Conference for lowest tuition and appropriation per student ratio, with state funding down $123-million dollars since 2001.
The university's financial aid budget will be increased by 10% next year.