EMU: Voting Tuesday on 3.65 percent tuition increase
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One year after having no increase in tuition and fees, Eastern Michigan University students may see a 3.65 percent increase for the 2011-12 school year.
EMU officials recommended the university’s Board of Regents approve the increase, which would come on the heels of a decision by regents to raise room and board rates by 2.15 percent for the 2011-12 school year.
The increase would help fill an approximately $24 million combined loss from state funding and increased expenses for the coming school year. The general fund operating budget for the 2011-12 school year would be $281.4 million, if approved.
The tuition and fees increase would cost an undergraduate student taking 30 credit hours in a school year approximately $8,683, a $306 increase from the 2010-11 school year.
EMU chief financial officer John Lumm said administration had worked very hard to limit tuition increases and keep cuts away from students.
“The budget was developed with a large focus on students, both in terms of minimizing the tuition increase and also by ensuring the efficiency actions being implemented do not impact students in the classroom,” Lumm said.
Regents will vote on the proposed increase at the regular meeting, which begins at 4 p.m.