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Wayne State Approves 3.88% Tuition Increase

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DETROIT (WWJ/AP) - Wayne State University students will see a 3.88 percent tuition increase under a budget approved by the school’s board of governors.

Wayne State’s board of governors approved a $567 million operating budget and the tuition increase Wednesday.

Tuition will increase $11.20 per credit hour this fall for full-time in-state undergraduate students. The school says it has doubled aid over the past five years for students needing financial assistance.

Wayne State saw state funding cut by 15 percent last year. It is to receive a 0.65 percent appropriations increase this year. The 31,000-student school raised tuition by 6.9 percent last year.

Students at Wayne State aren’t the only ones seeing a tuition increase for the upcoming school year.

Michigan State University raised tuition by 3.4 percent for in-state undergraduate students and the University of Michigan will increase undergraduate tuition and fees by 2.8 percent. Ferris State University’s Board of Trustees voted to increase tuition 2.5 percent and Saginaw Valley State University’s board approved a 3.9 percent tuition increase for in-state undergraduates.

Perhaps the lowest tuition increase of the state’s major universities, Central Michigan University will raise tuition 1.96 percent, adding $7 to the cost of each credit hour.

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