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No, getting hit by a car won’t pay your tuition

No, getting hit by a car won't pay your tuition
October 29, 2019

It might be time to start looking both ways when crossing the street on campus. Walk through any college campus and you will hear students say things like, “Hit me, pay for my tuition,” and “Maybe...

Officials mull options as tuition, fees increase

Tuition for full-time, undergraduate, resident students has increased by 225% since 1997.
August 28, 2019

The Board of Trustees approved tuition increases for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 academic years at a special meeting of the Board of Trustees June 4 in the Griffin Center. Following a public forum on...

Trustees approve tuition increase

Trustees approve tuition increase
June 4, 2019

The Board of Trustees approved tuition increases for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 academic years at a special meeting of the Board of Trustees June 4 in the Griffin Center. Following a public forum on...

University seeks tuition increase for next two years

University seeks tuition increase for next two years
May 28, 2019

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...

University monitoring DACA decision

University spokesman Ben Luttrull said the university is aware of the program being rescinded and will monitor any decisions related to it.
September 14, 2017

The university said they are aware of President Donald Trump’s decision to rescind portions of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Children Arrivals (DACA) program. The statement comes a week after...

SGA proposes doubled, mandatory fee

The Student Government Association passed a resolution that proposes the optional $50 student activity fee be raised to a mandatory $100 per semester. Some students opt out of paying the current student fee, but if every student did pay $50, the total revenue from the fee is less than $500,000 per semester. A mandatory $100 fee would collect nearly $1 million per semester based on fall enrollment.
April 13, 2016

Taylor Dunlap doesn’t know what the Student Government Association does. However, both she and her fellow students are affected by a recent SGA resolution supporting an increase in student activity...

Tuition hike for funding grinds gears

August 19, 2015

The Board of Trustees approved a six percent tuition increase July 9. Tuition for in-state undergraduate students at the university will increase three percent in the 2015-2016 school year, and another...

USI proposes tuition increases, program fees

June 4, 2013

Students who began their education at USI in the fall semester of 2010 have experienced an 11-percent tuition increase since they stepped foot on campus, and they're looking at another spike before their...

Think of the future: spoil your kids

May 2, 2013

While many students have to take out loans, I don’t. My parents pay for my tuition. I know - I’m a spoiled-rotten child. While at college, I’ve come to realize that I owe my parents a great deal:...

Bill could give undocumented students out-of-state tuition

May 1, 2013

A bill that passed through the house and senate and is currently awaiting Governor Pence’s signature could make undocumented students enrolled before July 1, 2011 eligible for in-state tuition. Undocumented...

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