EAST LANSING, MICH. - Trustees at Michigan State University have adopted a budget that includes a tuition increase for the coming academic year and a plan to freeze freshmen tuition rates for 2018-2019.
The school says Wednesday that tuition for in-state freshman and sophomore undergraduates will go up by 2.8 percent -- or $13.25 more per credit hour -- this year.
In-state juniors and seniors will see a 3.8 percent -- or $19.75 more per credit hour -- increase, while graduate students will pay about $28 more per credit hour.
Financial aid has been upped by more than $6 million.
Next year's tuition freeze for freshman is part of Michigan State's "Go Green, Go 15" initiative. The program will encourage students to maintain an average of 15 credits per semester.
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