Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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May 9, 2013

Marshall board approves hike for tuition, fees

HUNTINGTON —  Marshall University’s board a plan to increase the tuition and fees at the Huntington school.

The increases were expected as the university deals with a more than $5.1 million decrease in state appropriations for the upcoming fiscal year.

The Herald-Dispatch reports  that in-state undergraduate students will pay an additional $140, or 4.82 percent, per semester under the plan.

That would bring the total cost of tuition to $2,355. Under the plan in-state graduate residents would pay $268 more per semester.

Non-resident students would receive increases of 3.7 percent for undergraduate students and 3.52 percent for graduate students.

The university can increase tuition up to 5 percent for resident students without seeking approval from the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission.

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