MSU Board of Trustees hikes tuition for 2015-2016; bans tobacco use on campus

EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – The Michigan State University Board of Trustees has approved a tuition hike and shot down tobacco use on campus.

Students will have to pay higher tuition next year at Michigan State University. The university’s Board of Trustees have adopted a tuition increase of 2.7 percent for in-state undergraduate students.

Under the increase approved today, in-state, freshman and sophomore students will pay $12 more per credit hour. In-state, juniors and senior year students in most colleges will see an increase of $13.25 per credit hour.

Overall, resident, freshman and sophomore students taking a full load of courses (30 credit hours per academic year) would pay about $13,680 per year, while most resident junior and senior year students would pay $15,105.

Graduate students will also see an average tuition increase of four percent.

The tobacco use ban comes at the recommendation of task force that investigated the impact of making such a move. Currently the use of tobacco is not allowed inside buildings on campus. In addition to traditional tobacco products such as cigarettes and chewing tobacco, the ordinance also prohibits e-cigarettes and vaporizers. The ban does allow the use of all FDA-approved nicotine replacement therapy products being used to stop smoking. The tobacco-free ordinance will take effect August 15, 2016.

Online: Michigan State University budget

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