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Central Michigan University to set 2014-2015 tuition rates

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The Central Michigan University Board of Trustees on May 1, will set tuition and room and board rates for the fall semester.

The board meets at 8:30 a.m. Thursday in the President’s Conference Room in the Bovee University Center.

Tuition rates affect undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and College of Medicine students for the 2014-2015 school year.

Central Michigan University typically is the first of Michigan’s 15 public universities to set its tuition rate each year. Many other universities, including Saginaw Valley State University, set rates in June and July.

Last year, the CMU board raised tuition by 2.47 percent, or $9 per credit hour, to $374 per credit hour for undergraduate, in-state students. In 2012, the raise was 1.96 percent.

Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposed budget would require Michigan’s 15 public universities to limit tuition increases to 3.2 percent to receive full state funding.

State funding makes up about 16 percent of CMU’s general fund budget, while tuition makes up 58 percent of the budget. In 2013, CMU received $70 million in state aid.

CMU has 26,902 students, 19,634 of whom attend classes at the university’s main campus in Mount Pleasant.

At Thursday’s meeting, the board also will vote on establishing a doctor of education technology degree and changing the name of the political science department to political science and public administration to better reflect the degree offerings.

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