The Michigan State University (MSU) Board of Trustees voted in favor of a tuition increase that will take effect this fall. However, school officials say that students from families earning less than $100,000 per year will not be impacted.
The board approved a 2 percent increase amounting to an additional $290 per year for in-state, first year students by a 5-3 vote, raising tuition to $14,750 for the 2021-22 academic year.
Non-resident and international students will also experience a 2 percent increase, bumping their tuition to $40,562. Resident and non-resident graduate students will receive a higher increase of 4 percent.
Room and board will also rise $204 despite remaining relatively untouched for the past two years.
“We recognize the need to continue enhancing the student experience and supporting an excellent faculty and learning environment, while remaining affordable,” said Dianne Byrum, the chairwoman of the board.
“A modest tuition increase is needed to maintain and grow investments in student support programs but will ultimately result in increased persistence and graduation rates.”
Tuition Increases Around the US
Mississippi public universities announced tuition hikes at seven of its eight campuses after the Board of Trustees for the State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) approved the move last April.
Tuition for in-state students will increase by 2.8 percent to $8,219 per year, while out-of-state students can expect a 3 percent increase to $12,273 per year.
The Montana Board of Regents also approved tuition hikes in the state university system over the next two years. In-state undergraduate tuition will see a 3 percent increase starting in 2023 while non-residents and graduate students will be subjected to a 4 percent increase next year.