Another tuition increase for Ferris students is on the horizon following a May 6 Board of Trustees decision.
Ferris State’s Board of Trustees voted on and approved a tuition increase of 2.81 percent for upper level classes and 2.62 percent for lower level classes which will take effect next fall.
The decision will raise the cost of two 15-credit semesters of freshman and sophomore level classes at Ferris from $11,460 to $11,760 per year, placing the new rate at $392 per credit. Juniors and seniors will see an increase from $11,760 to $12,090, with their rate rising to $403 per credit.
The decision was celebrated as the fifth consecutive year in which tuition was raised by less than three percent. The hike is comparable to other Michigan universities, as Grand Valley State, Northern Michigan and Saginaw Valley State each bumped up their tuition by roughly three percent last year.
The Board also approved construction for a new residence hall on the north side of campus and three new degree programs including a doctorate program in nursing practice and associate’s programs in professional brew management and psychology.