Western Michigan U Board Approves Differential Tuition For Engineering Students; Expected To Generate $2.6 Million

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Friday, September 21, 2012

Western Michigan University undergraduate engineering students will pay $40 more for every credit hour taken next spring.

The WMU Board of Trustees unanimously approved implementing differential tuition for students in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences at its meeting on Thursday.

For a student enrolled in 15 credit hours, a normal semester workload, tuition will increase by $600 a semester, but the proposal also calls for the elimination of an average of $145 in course fees.

The tuition hike comes two months after the university raised tuition for all students by 3.9 percent. In-state freshmen and sophomore students will pay yearly tuition of $9,982, or $4,569 per semester, which is up from $4,381 paid previously.

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