GVSU tuition going up

Tuition at Grand Valley State University will increase $188 per semester in the coming academic year.
AP Wire
Jul 13, 2013

Trustees at the Allendale-based school approved the 3.73 percent hike Friday in the 2014 fiscal year budget. The increase brings annual tuition for full-time, in-state undergraduates to $10,454.

Officials said the increase is one of the school's smallest during the past 20 years and keeps GVSU's tuition in the lower half of Michigan universities. Tuition went up last year by 3.7 percent.

State support is down $11 million. GVSU is receiving $503 less per student from the state than it received five years ago.

The school is expected to receive state funding of $55.4 million, plus a one-time state grant of $2.3 million.

Meanwhile, Northern Michigan University's trustees have boosted tuition and fees by 3.75 percent for the 2013-14 academic year. The school's board also approved the increase on Friday.

The annual cost for full-time resident undergraduates will be $9,094. That's up $328 from last year's rate of $8,766.

Vice President for Finance Gavin Leach said the university in Marquette also would increase financial aid by 6.6 percent, which will offset about one-third of the bump.

Comments

Terribleted

I never hear a reason for increases at any college..I was told sometime back that the administrations just go with what whatever they can get away with..More than likely the Teachers Union has a great deal of input and their yearly increases is all that matters..Typical Liberal approach..What about the kids and their families..That dosen't matter..

Vladtheimp

I have an idea of why- from two years ago "According to a March 27 Detroit Free Press article, in the last five years spending on university administrators has gone up almost 30 percent, and faculty compensation has risen 22 percent among the state's 15 public universities. The University has had a 27 percent increase in spending, which includes new hires as well as salary increases. Grand Valley State University has increased spending on administrators by 48 percent...." http://www.michigandaily.com/opi...

The bureaucracy must be fed!

Say no to new taxes

The government claims there is no inflation, I guess they don't have anyone going to college in their family.

Wingmaster

The sheeple continue to be led to slaughter with no end in sight! Easy pickings by Gov, business or scam artists!

If you are not getting value in what you are paying for...don't buy it or be duped into paying for it!

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