University seeks tuition increase for next two years

The university will host a public forum on tuition and fee increases for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2019 academic years at 3 p.m. June 4 in the Griffin Center.

The forum will be followed by a Board of Trustees meeting.

The university is proposing the tuition for full-time, in-state, undergraduate student be set at $7,986, an increase of $157 from last year. The 2020-2021 tuition would be set at $8,146 if the proposal passes, an increase of $317 from the 2018-2019 academic year.

Student fees are also expected to rise with undergraduate student fees jumping to $641 per semester credit hour in 2019-2020, an increase of about $13, and again in 2020-2021 jumping to $654 per semester credit hour.

Graduate fees will rise from $754 in 2018-2019 to $769 in 2019-2020. It will increase again in 2020-2021 by $15.