Wayne State University boosts tuition 8.9 percent
Blaming Michigan for lack of commitment to higher education, Wayne State boosts tuition 8.9 percent
Wayne State University is raising tuition 8.9 percent, a jump much greater than those of other public universities in Michigan.
Wayne State Board of Governors Chairwoman Debbie Dingell blames the higher tuition on the state's failure to adequately fund universities, saying Michigan "has decided higher education is not a high priority."
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The board for the Detroit school adopted a $576 million budget Wednesday. That's up 1.7 percent from 2012-13.
The budget raises the tuition for a fulltime resident undergraduate by $904 for 2013-14. Wayne State says it's increasing financial aid by 11 percent to ease the burden.
Michigan State University trustees are raising tuition 1.9 percent for instate freshmen and sophomores and 3.6 percent for juniors and seniors. And University of Michigan regents are raising instate tuition 1.1 percent.
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