EAST LANSING (AP) – Michigan State University has approved a 2.8 percent tuition increase for in-state, undergraduate students for the 2014-15 academic year.

The East Lansing school’s Board of Trustees on Friday approved matching last year’s increase, which the school says was the lowest since 2005, as part of a $1.2 billion general fund budget.

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Tuition for in-state freshmen and sophomores will increase by 2.6 percent, while tuition for in-state juniors and seniors will rise by 2.9 percent.

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The school says that state appropriations, which account for most of the balance of general fund revenues, increased 5.9 percent this year but remain at about half the inflation-adjusted amount per Michigan State University student as they were a decade earlier.

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