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Kent State Hikes Tuition for Out-of-State Students

Kent State President Warren at the board of trustees meeting.
Kent State President Warren at the board of trustees meeting.

Tuition at Kent State University is going up this fall for out-out-of-state undergraduates and all graduate students, but not for current in-state undergraduates. University trustees approved the changes at their quarterly meeting Wednesday. 

The majority of Kent State students this fall will be returning, in-state undergraduates. They will still pay $5,006 a semester -- same as last year. In-coming freshmen tuition was set in March and locked in for four years so they’re not affected. 

University spokesman Eric Mansfield talks about tuition changes

Executive Director of Media Affairs, Eric Mansfield
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Executive Director of Media Affairs, Eric Mansfield

Kent State spokesman Eric Mansfield describes who is covered.

“We’re looking at a 2 percent increase, about $7 a credit hour, for out-of-state undergraduates. And then all graduate tuition will go up about $10 a credit hour.”

But Mansfield says one group will see a bigger increase. “Graduate students from out of state will see a 10 percent increase, or about $41 per credit hour.”

Mansfield said overall university enrollment is expected to be down slightly this fall as more students find and opt for full-time employment.

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