Tuition Costs Could Rise at Mississippi Universities

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The state College Board is considering tuition increases at Mississippi's eight public universities.

Tuition could go up by as much as 10 percent, according to materials provided by the board.

Board members will discuss tuition Thursday, and could vote on increases May 7.

The average in-state tuition increase would be around $400, with Delta State University asking for at least $293 more from its students and Mississippi Valley State University seeking an additional $498.

Out-of-state students would also see tuition hikes, likely between $161 and $975 for fiscal year 2013, which begins July 1.

By fiscal year 2014, projected tuition increases would have out-of-state students at the University of Mississippi paying $10,960 or more.

Additional increases could be requested if state
funding is cut.


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  • by bearhunter on Apr 19, 2012 at 05:10 PM
    First you don't purchase a degree you earn it. There are certain groups who would like one handed to them or be able to purchase to make it easier. Also thou you may not like it America is still free and there is such a thing as states rights ,so people can kill themselves with cigarettes in public places. If other states seem better to you , then move to one. California sounds like it would work for you. And it should be no surprise that everything is going up. Welcome to the Obamanation.
  • by Quintillia Location: Mississippi on Apr 19, 2012 at 01:47 PM
    As an out-of state student, I feel this is really unfair. College is not about education its about money. Pretty soon only rich people will be able to afford school.
  • by Cotton Lady Location: Florida on Apr 19, 2012 at 10:53 AM
    Having been born and raised in MS, I think this is terrible for our students. Along with other states, if you did not make the students take unnecessary courses just to have so many hours to graduate and let them pursue their degrees as quickly as possible then their costs to get a degree would go down. Why doesn't Mississippi jump to the top of the list, for once, and do something good for our kids. MS still allows smoking in public places so what does that say. Wake up and grow with the other states.
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