Tuition May Go Up

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The Mississippi College Board's agenda this week features a discussion of a possible tuition increase at the eight universities, which would be the 12th in 13 years if adopted.

Officials say with budget talks ongoing at the state Capitol, the College Board may not reach a decision this week.

Higher education funding was reduced about 5 percent this fiscal year because of waning state revenues.

Senate Universities and Colleges Committee Chairman Doug Davis said lawmakers have proposed funding the university system at about the same level as the current year.

Last year marked the first time tuition topped $5,000 for in-state students.


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  • by paying too much already Location: Meridian on Jun 17, 2009 at 10:25 AM
    Colleges stand to have a boom year off of tuition this year since there aren't many jobs to be had and more kids will be trying to attend college instead. What a ripp-off!
  • by MSU Parent Location: Meridian on Jun 17, 2009 at 08:39 AM
    That's they way to get kid's educated! Keep driving up the tutition so that college professors can teach 3 classes, get paid $80,000, and work 20 hours a week. The universities can be like the rest of the country and quit whining, tighten up their boot straps, cut some financial fat, and live within their means. Parents are tired of shelling out more and more seems like each and every semester!
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