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July 21, 2006
CONTACT: Ward Mullens
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EMU Board of Regents approve tuition increase for 2006-07

YPSILANTI - The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents approved a range of tuition and mandatory fee increases for 2006-07 at a special meeting today (July 21). The range includes a 6-percent increase in tuition and fees for resident undergraduate students while resident graduate students will see a 4-percent tuition increase. The total dollar increase for non-resident students is equivalent to that of resident students, equating to a percentage increase of 2.2 percent for undergraduates and 2.1 percent for graduate students.

With the increase, a typical resident undergraduate student will pay $6,933 for 30 student credit hours ($194.50 per credit hour), or about $393 more than last fall. The tuition and mandatory fee total includes: per credit hour fee for 30 credit hours; the $40 registration fee for two semesters and mandatory fees that total $1,020 ($34 X 30 credit hours). The mandatory fees include the $21 per student credit hour general fee, a $10 per student credit hour technology fee and a $3 per student credit hour Student Center fee.

A resident graduate student will pay $9,066 annually, or about $349 more than last fall. Resident doctoral students will see an increase of $15.75 per credit hour. Mandatory fees remained unchanged except for a previously scheduled 75-cent, per credit hour increase for the Student Center fee.

Non-resident undergraduates students will pay $18,289, or $393 more than last fall. Non-resident graduate students will pay $16,997, or $349 more than last fall. Non-resident doctoral students will see an increase of $15.75 per credit hour.

“We tried to be as equitable as possible to all students,” said Steve Holda, director of finance for EMU. Holda said non-resident percentage increases were lower because those students are already paying substantially higher rates.

EMU’s tuition increase represents the state average for the nine colleges and universities that have already set their rates for 2006-07.

Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their careers and lives, and to be better citizens.

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Eastern Michigan University is a public, comprehensive university that offers programs in the arts, sciences and professions. EMU prepares students with the intellectual skills and practical experiences to succeed in their career and lives, and to be better citizens.

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