college affordability

7:39 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Average tuition increase 3.45% at state universities in Michigan

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Western Michigan University tuition and fees up 3.6%.
Average sticker prices at the nation's 4-year public universities rose 2.9% this year, the smallest annual increase in more than three decades, suggesting that the steeper increases over the past few years didn't signal a new era of accelerating prices, says a report out today.
7:23 am
Mon July 8, 2013

Michigan scores well in college affordability study

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Western Michigan University ranks 97th in nation, second in state, in net price
Michigan's public universities are sure to love this ranking system: a federal Department of Education list shows the state's universities aren't squeezing students' wallets as much as other schools across the nation. The rankings, found through the government's College Affordability and Transparency Center, rate every institution in the nation on tuition cost and net price.
9:17 pm
Sun June 30, 2013

Lack of deal on student loans leaves Michigan students in limbo, facing higher tuition

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Data shows number of students taking out student loans and amount they're taking out continues to climb
Thousands of Michigan college students are getting punched in the wallet by a combination of tuition hikes averaging 3.45% and a doubling of interest rates on some of their loans that will go into effect Monday. In the short run, they'll be paying more on their annual tuition bills, with the highest increase at 8.9% announced last week at Wayne State University.