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MS tuition rates to increase

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The state College Board voted Monday to raise tuition at Mississippi's eight public universities.

The tuition hikes range from 4.5 percent for in-state students at Mississippi Valley State University to 9 percent at Jackson State University and Delta State University. Tuition also increased for nonresident students at all universities except the University of Southern Mississippi.

The universities presented to the board last week multiyear business plans that included tuition increase requests for fiscal years 2011 and 2012.

The tuition increases were not unexpected. For months, college leaders have been discussing ways to offset budget cuts.

RESIDENT TUITION INCREASES

Institution

FY 2011

FY 2012

ASU

8%

8%

DSU

9%

9%

JSU

9%

9%

MSU

6%

6.3%

MUW

5%

5%

MVSU

4.5%

4.5%

UM

6.5%

6.5%

UMMC

6.5%

6.5%

USM

7%

7%

System Average

6.8%

6.9%

 

For non-resident students, the approved increases to surcharges are as follows:

 

NON-RESIDENT TUITION INCREASES

Institution

FY 2011

FY 2012

ASU

8%

8%

DSU

9%

9%

JSU

9%

9%

MSU

6%

6.3%

MUW

5%

5%

MVSU

4.5%

4.5%

UM

6.5%

6.5%

UMMC

6.5%

6.5%

USM

0%

0%

System Average

6.1%

6.1 %

 

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