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Another Tuition Hike At MSU

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(WLNS) - Michigan State University joins a long list of schools that will have their students shell-out more money tor tuition this year
Nick Perreault went out to see how students feel about it.
Walking around campus MSU President Dr. Louanna K. Simon says student's shouldn't see their strides forwards going towards a pricey piece of paper.
She says, "They're applying here for value and we need to be able to keep costs down, but also to sustain the value for today and tomorrow."
Which for now means a tuition hike.
Next fall in-state freshmen and sophomores will see an increase of about 11.25 per credit hour (30 hours $338); juniors and seniors 13.75 more (30 hours $412).
Simon says, "We tried to work within the historical pattern."
It's the same increase as last year.
"It's always a concern when tuition increases," Simon adds.
but senior James Conwell doesn't blame MSU but the state.  Michigan did increase appropriations 5.9 percent but that's about half of what they were getting a decade ago.
"It's important to note that Michigan State has done a good job with less and less resources from the state," says Conwell.
Now I caught up with a Michigan State student of campus who says his issue really isn't with increase so much as it is where the money is going.
"I would like to see more increases in the classroom if our tuitions raised and you're not seeing that, not necessarily." marketing sophomore Keenan Hammer wants more one on one time.
MSU says the rate hike will help will go towards teacher salaries, research programs and high-impact learning efforts to allow the value of student's degree to increase over time.
In total the final adopted budget is 1.2 billion dollars.
Also at the meeting the board approved continued work and plans for Duffy Daugherty locker rooms and renovations to the Breslin Center.


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