Eastern Michigan students protest tuition increase

Photo - MLive

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.

We welcome thoughts and comments from our viewers. We ask that everyone keep their remarks civil and respectful. Postings that contain profanity, racist, or potentially libelous remarks will be deleted. We will delete any commercial postings, as well.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s