Getting a degree from one or more of Mississippi's eight public universities is most likely about to get more expensive. That's because proposed tuition hikes are getting the green light.
"It's always a difficult conversation to have," said Commissioner of Higher Education, Dr. Hank Bounds.
Bounds laid out a two year tuition plan to the state college board Thursday morning, which gave preliminary approval. Under the plan an average increase of about $750 would be spread out during the next two school years for in-state students.
Those out of state could see an average increase of just more than $1,100.