EAST LANSING, Mich. -

The Michigan State University Board of Trustees has approved a 3.4 percent tuition increase for in-state undergraduate students.

The East Lansing school said that with the increase approved Friday a student taking a full load of classes, defined as 15 credit hours, will pay about $6,311 per semester.

That's $210 per semester more, or $14 per credit hour more than currently paid.

The increase takes effect for fall 2012.

School President Lou Anna Simon says the budget represents a continued commitment to world-class programs, financial aid and fiscal prudence.

The school expects a $44.00 per credit hour tuition increase for nonresident undergraduate students.

For graduate students, Michigan residents will see an increase of $28.25 per credit hour.

Nonresidents will see an increase of $55.75 per credit hour.