YPSILANTI, Mich. (WLNS) – About a dozen Eastern Michigan University students have protested the school’s 7.8 percent increase in tuition and fees.
Our media partners at MLive say they gathered Thursday and marched on the school’s Ypsilanti campus.
The cost for an in-state freshman will be $10,417 for the year, not including campus housing. The increase affects other students, too.
Eastern Michigan’s increase went over the state Legislature’s 3.2 percent tuition cap, meaning the school will have to pay.
The increase would bring in about $10 million, says EMU. However, since the school went over the 3.2 percent recommended cap, EMU says they’ll have to pay $1 million.
University of Michigan regents approved a 2.7 percent increase Thursday for in-state undergraduates. Michigan State University also raised tuition by 2.7 percent for in-state undergraduates.
Michigan Technological University plans to raise tuition by an average of 3.1 percent for next school year which is less than the 3.9 percent its board earlier approved. Northern Michigan University plans a 3.2 percent increase.