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Published: Friday, 6/21/2013 - Updated: 1 year ago

BGSU trustees approve tuition, general fees increase

BY VANESSA McCRAY
BLADE STAFF WRITER

BOWLING GREEN -- Tuition is going up for many Bowling Green State University students.

The board of trustees today approved a 2 percent increase for in-state undergraduate instructional fees and a 2 percent bump for all students’ general fees.

The increases mean full-time undergraduate students from Ohio enrolled at the main campus will pay an additional $106 a semester. It had cost $5,189 a semester in fiscal year 2013, compared to $5,295 this fall.

Undergraduates at the university’s Firelands campus near Huron will see a semester increase of nearly $50, from $2,417 to $2,465.

In fiscal year 2014, the university expects a roughly $3 million decrease in state support, in part due to funding formula changes. The university has estimated a nearly 30 percent decline in the funding known as state share of instruction in the last several years. Officials anticipate receiving about $64.4 million in the upcoming year, compared to about $90 million in 2010.

The just-approved tuition hike will increase revenue at the Bowling Green campus by about $2.6 million and $176,827 at the Firelands campus, though officials said those increases are offset by lower enrollments.

University officials anticipate the state’s biennial budget bill will cap in-state, undergraduate instruction and general fee increases at 2 percent for fiscal year 2014 and 2015.

Last year, BGSU raised tuition and fees for undergraduates by 3.5 percent.



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