Ferris State University is getting a bigger slice of state aid for keeping its tuition increase this summer to a minimum.
Ferris has received $1.2 million in tuition restraint funding from the state, the second most of Michigan’s 15 public universities, according to a memo by the House Fiscal Agency.
The one-time tuition restraint funding totaled $9 million statewide, and was awarded to schools based on whether they kept tuition increases for the 2012-13 school year at or below 4 percent.
“We worked hard to hold our tuition low this year,” said Ferris State University President David Eisler. “The way the state formula worked, the lower you held your tuition, the more support you received from the state.”