Eastern Michigan University board approves 3.75% tuition hike and $296.4M budget

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Eastern Michigan University's governing board on Tuesday unanimously approved a 3.75 percent tuition increase, which will bring in-state tuition at the Ypsilanti college to $9,364 per year.

The increase hits the cap imposed by the Michigan Legislature, which tied tuition increases to state appropriations in its fiscal 2014 higher education budget.

"We do not take any increase lightly," EMU's Chief Financial Officer John Lumm said. Full-time EMU students will pay $338 more per year.

The eight-member approved the uptick during a 1:30 p.m. public meeting Tuesday.

In an interview before the vote, EMU Board of Regents chair Francine Parker called the increase responsible and said it was necessary for the school to fund building improvements and new academic programs.

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